GSEF …coordinate and promote good and inclusive governance, fortify public private partnership in development, trade and investment for sustainable growth, peace and prosperity.

Why Global South Economic Forum : The Global South Economic Forum (GSEF) is a not-for-profit international organisation, established with a vision to promote the reduction of poverty and the attainment of peace and sustainable growth in developing countries of the South South through global partnership as envisioned by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals  (UNSDGs).

Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The SDGs are part of Resolution 70/1 of the United Nations General Assembly: “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” That has been shortened to “2030 Agenda.” The Global South Economic Forum (GSEF) is fully committed to these goals particularly that of ‘Global Partnership’ for  meaningful realisation of substantial poverty reduction, attainment of peace and prosperity.

Working closely with the Group of 77 at the UN which promotes economic interests and represents 80 percent of world population, the United Nations Office for South South Cooperation, the South Centre, the UN Global Compact and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic, social, and related work of 15 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions, GSEF will consistently engage with other relevant stakeholders in the public and private sector including the larger civil society.

Among other initiatives the Global South Economic Forum advocates for the establishment of a Global South Industrial and Agricultural Bank (GSIAB). It continues to act on the following:

  • Build on national, regional, continental best practices through promotion and acknowledgement of good practices, popular policy implementation, inclusive governance and proactive public private partnerships (4Ps)
  • Review and promote the acceleration of the implementation of good policies and developmental continental initiatives such as that of Africa: the Lagos Plan of Action | the Abuja Treaty |  the Minimum Integration Programme, | the Programme for Infrastructural Development in Africa (PIDA) | the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP),| the New partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) | the Regional Plans and Programmes and National Plans.