Development Dialogue Series: “Ensuring Inclusive Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Focus on women, LGBTI, migrants and people with disabilities” – 30 September 2015

Opening remarks: Ms Tamara Naidoo, SALO
Opening remarks: Ms Tamara Naidoo, SALO

With the adoption of the post-2015 development framework set for end of this month at the UN General Assembly in New York, focus has now shifted towards implementation. While the rallying theme during the consultation process to draft the agenda has been “Leave no one behind”, it is important to ensure that implementation is equally inclusive.

This dialogue provided an opportunity for relevant actors within South Africa and the region (including policy makers, development partners and civil society) to share ideas on how best to ensure inclusivity in the implementation of the agenda, especially for the usually marginalized groups.

Chair: Mr Sambulo Mathebula, SALO
Chair: Mr Sambulo Mathebula, SALO
•People with disabilities:  Ms Ndileka Buwa, Disabled rights activist,  African Sinakho Arts
People with disabilities: Ms Ndileka Buwa, Disabled rights activist, African Sinakho Arts
•Women’s Rights: Ms Litlhare Rabele, Gender, Peace and Security coordinator, SALO
Women’s Rights: Ms Litlhare Rabele, Gender, Peace and Security coordinator, SALO
•LGBTI Rights: Mr Jay Judah Matlou, Trainer /Health Officer, OUT
LGBTI Rights: Mr Jay Judah Matlou, Trainer /Health Officer, OUT
Mr Braam Hanekom, Migrant and Refugee Rights activist
Mr Braam Hanekom, Migrant and Refugee Rights activist
Mr Eduardo Kapapelo, Center for Human Rights, Researcher on disability and voting rights in Africa
Mr Eduardo Kapapelo, Center for Human Rights, Researcher on disability and voting rights in Africa
•Honourable John Jeffery , Deputy Minister, Department of Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Honourable John Jeffery , Deputy Minister, Department of Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
•Ms Nomasonto Mazibuko, Commissioner, Commission for Gender Equality
Ms Nomasonto Mazibuko, Commissioner, Commission for Gender Equality