Three South-South Cooperation Outcomes Facilitated by UNEP-IEMP Release in UN Publication

On Sep. 12th 2022, the UN publication Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development – Volume 4 was released during the event for the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation. The project outcomes from UNEP-IEMP and its collaborating partners are well featured in the publication.  

The three cases coordinated and contributed by UNEP-IEMP and its partners are towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 zero hunger and SDG 15 life on land. The case on CropWatch showcased cloud-based agricultural monitoring platform for food security in the Zambezi River Basin, and particularly highlighted the CropWatch platform customized for Mozambique government for their agrometeorological forecasting and agricultural modality improvement.  

The other two cases contributing to SDG 15 on ecosystem restoration showed partners’ efforts in Central Asia and the Sahel region of Africa. The case of Great Green Wall in Africa shared experiences and lessons of linking the world’s two largest deserts, the Sahara and the Taklimakan, through South-South cooperation and ecosystem restoration. Efforts in restoring the dry Aral Sea beds and bio-saline agriculture practices were well documented and shared in the Central Asia case. 

These South-South cooperation outcomes well reflected continuous efforts in customizing, transferring and upscaling different technologies and good practices from China towards other developing countries especially those in Asia and Africa, which UNEP-IEMP has been facilitating. These initiatives and projects are greatly supported by joint programmes between the Chinese government and the UNEP.  

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation plays a leading role in recording, systematizing and facilitating access to understand knowledge and for the Global South. This publication documents evidence-based good practices, showcasing over 130 development solutions that have demonstrated cross-boundary cooperation and knowledge transfer between countries of the Global South, which are highly applicable to local economic and social conditions.

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