Hydroaid stepped into the second phase of the UN TeamWorkse-discussion for the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review 2014 on the theme “Addressing ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future” scheduled from 03 February to 16 March.
Part II of the consultation addressed the issue ofinclusive development and how to foster it through policy frameworks and cooperation practices, avoiding processes of marginalization and poverty gaps. Our experience led us again to propose training as an example of activity promoting inclusion among other benefits. We believe that equitable progress is possible only if extending the opportunities of development to all the components of a society and one of the strategies that we have identified for doing so is training and the modernization of the approach to training according to the needs of the cooperation scenarios. Training in itself is a triggering key element for empowerment and progress while flexibility allows us to address core problems successfully. Training is also a tool that operates not only for the goals of specific actions, but also for the broader reality of the national system where it is applied and encourages a gradual enrichment of the relations between donors, partners and beneficiary subjects, as well as the promotion of the participation and the enhancement of bottom-up mechanisms for decision making.