PaRD Virtual Forum: 3-4 September 2020
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- Due to the on-going COVID 19 pandemic, the PaRD in-person Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members 2020 have been postponedto August 31 – September 3, 2021 to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. Nevertheless, a virtual forum was held in 2020.
- A virtual forum and the GAM 2020 was held from the 3rd – 4thof September 2020.
- The Cape Development and Dialogue Centre Trust (CDDC) and its subsidiary, the National Religious Association for Social Development (NRASD) CDDC will continue the partnership with PaRD and host the Annual Forum and GAM 2021 in South Africa. This partnership shall also be reflected in the preparations and hosting of the virtual forum.
- As the essence of PaRD is networking, facilitating dialogues and bringing together people and organisations; this cannot be replaced by a virtual meeting. However, a series of virtual meetings can help to bridge the gap until an in-person meeting in 2021.
Posts from the Virtual Forum
- Bishop S. Sipuka (Chairperson National Church Leaders Consultation)
- International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) Annual Forum General Assembly of Members
- Programme| PaRD Virtual Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members 2020
- PaRD Annual Forum and General Assembly of Members Cape Town, South Africa
Objectives of the virtual forum
- The virtual forum will facilitate open and forward-thinking discussions between various donor organisations, governments, multilateral agencies and FBOs/FIOs.
- The forum will:
- Reflect on the different ways the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing grievances and inequities in societies.
- Facilitate a dialogue between governments, multilateral agencies and FBOs/FIOs on challenges and gaps in responding to the needs of the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Identify how partnerships and collaborations between governments, multilateral agencies and FBOs/FIOs can help transform inequities and pave the way towards more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.