2023 Marketplace

Scaling-up triangular partnerships 

Group 4: Supporting capacity development for partnerships. From left to right: Dima Al-Khatib, Director, UNOSSC; Rita Walraf, Deputy Head of Division, BMZ, Germany; Jeffrey Heaton, Political Counsellor, Embassy of Canada to Portugal.

As part of the 7th International Meeting on Triangular Co-operation, organised by the OECD and the Government of Portugal in Lisbon on 12 and 13 October 2023, the GPI hosted its fourth Marketplace.

The GPI Marketplace was a space for partners to share experiences, ideas or challenges related to triangular co-operation, gathering feedback from participants, and jointly reflecting on how to better deliver the modality.

In this edition, participants were divided into four thematic groups to have an open exchange of experiences and envisage collaboration to improve the delivery of triangular cooperation.


1: Addressing data gaps

  • Presenter: Julia Benn, Head of Statistical Standards and Methods Unit, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
  • Moderator and rapporteur: Martín Rivero, Coordinator, Area of Social Cohesion and South-South Cooperation (SSC), Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB)

2: Leveraging TrC for climate action

  • Presenter: Ama Brandford-Arthur, Senior Partnership Officer, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Moderator: Livia Galita, DG INTPA, European Commission
  • Rapporteur: Charlotte Foffano, Political Advisor, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France


3: Reducing poverty and inequality

  • Presenter: Wofsi Yuri Guimarães de Souza, Coordinator-General of Technical Cooperation and Partnerships with Developed Countries, Brazilian Agency for Cooperation (ABC), Brazil
  • Moderator: Helge Espe, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (Norec), Norway
  • Rapporteur: Jean-Pierre De Margerie, Deputy Director Programme and Policy – Humanitarian and Development Division, World Food Programme (WFP)

4: Supporting capacity development for partnerships

  • Presenter: Rita Walraf, Deputy Head of Division for Policy issues of sectoral and bilateral development cooperation, emerging economies, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
  • Moderator: Jeffrey Heaton, Political Counsellor, Embassy of Canada to Portugal, Canada
  • Rapporteur: Javier Gavilanes, Head of International Technical Assistance, ADELANTE 2

Summary of discussions

Multi-Colour Triangles arranged in an S

We bring development stakeholders together to promote triangular co-operation and ensure that initiatives are effective, country-led and involve inclusive partnerships for sustainable development.

Acting Lead Member