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INL Staff Wins Copenhagen Consensus Center Award

Posted: Sep 4, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Business Editor of Daily Independent, Mr. Sylvester Enoghase, has won a Copenhagen Consensus Center (CCC) scholarship award.

The CCC is a think tank that researches the smartest solutions for the world’s biggest problems by cost-benefit. Its studies are conducted by more than 100 economists from internationally renowned institutions, including seven Nobel Laureates, to advise policy-makers and philanthropists how to spend their money most effectively. The Center’s advocacy for data-driven prioritisation was voted into the top 20 campaigns worldwide in a think tank survey conducted by University of Pennsylvania.

The award recognises those in the media whose work highlights and champions the United Nations’ (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) new development challenges while also drawing on experience gained in implementing the MDGs, both in terms of results achieved and areas for improvement and stimulates public debate and changes in public and private policy.

The scholarship gives the winner an opportunity to continue, and deepen his reporting on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, and to ensure that the issues are kept in the public eye.

The scholarship will also cover the costs of a return trip to New York to cover and report the on-going Post-2015 negotiations at the UN sustainable development summit, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in New York

More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from September 15, 2015 to October 6th, 2015 at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt ambitious new SDGs, as the Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary.

This momentous agenda will serve as the launch pad for action by the international community and national governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being for all over the next 15 years.

It would be recalled that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in July 2012 announced a 27 members of a High-level Panel to advise on the global development framework beyond 2015, the target date for the MDGs.

The Panel which was co-chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom was part of the Secretary-General’s post-2015 initiative mandated by the 2010 MDG Summit.

The High-Level Panel submitted its report containing recommendations to the Secretary-General on 30 May 2013.