The Debate on the Post-2015 Global Agenda. Civic Participation from the Local to the Global.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 16:30
Location: Seminarraum 5C G (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Oral Presentation
During the last years an International debate ocurred around  the Millenium Development Goals (MDG)  and to define the Agenda Post -2015, now called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Very different actors both from governments and from civil society were part of this discussion and participated in this debate, seeking to influence the orientation. The level of participation gotten, became this  in one of the global debates around the “common worries” about poverty and sustainable development. As part of this process, the initiative "Participate" had an active role in this debate, like a space through which numerous organisations of Civil Society and academic institutions working in 29 countries, were able to  be involved  in this global debate from their work at local and national areas.

For this purpose, the Initiative developed some methodologies oriented to do participative research that present the perspective of the Citizenship participation and of the accountability for sustainable development, seeking to take the perspective of people living in poverty and exclusion in very different societies around the World.

In the paper it is presented a reflection on the experience of this initiative, their origins and development,  considering what this initiative mean, and what are some of  the lesson that we have learned, and that could be considered in similar initiatives for the future. The work is based in the participation that the author have had in this initiative as one of the participants of the Participatory research Group and as a member of the Steering Comite of this Initiative.