By Senashia Ekanayake
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 13-16, 2015 was the first of three high-level international meetings on sustainable development that are to take place this year. The next high-level meetings will be held this September 2015 in New York: “The Post-2015 United Nations Summit” and in December 2015, in Paris: “21st Session of the Conference of Parties to the UNFCC – COP21″.
For us at Climate Action Network South Asia who is on a vision to strive actively towards the protection of the global climate in a manner that promotes equity and social justice between peoples, sustainable development of all communities and protection of the global environment, 2015 is a year of endless possibility.
For FfD3 this July, CANSA and Action/2015 South Asia conducted an online mobilisation campaign that put together “Peoples Currency” selfies that lobbied for “financing out future” and these were posted across the CANSA and Action/2015 South Asia Twitter and Facebook pages.
These selfies can also be accessed at:
Apart from the “Peoples Currency” selfie campaign, CANSA and Action/2015 South Asia put together three articles pertaining to FfD3, here on the CANSA blog:
Providing insight on the FfD3 mobilisation campaign from Sri Lanka was Sri Lankan Youth Climate Action Network Co-ordinator Bhagya Wikramasinghe who said, “Understanding the importance of financing for development is an important element for all of us in developing countries. In addressing development, we need to be aware of the national concerns and the benefits to the citizens, while maintaining social justice, and environmental integrity. However the knowledge on financing for development at the global level is not available to many of us. The campaigns organised by CANSA on financing for development brought our attention to efforts at the global level, and helped also to understand what financing for development is, and the outcomes of the summit.”
We thank all those from South Asia who helped make the FfD3 online mobilisation campaign a success and look forward to your contribution and collaboration in future.
About the Author:
Senashia Ekanayake is a writer, an advocate of Arts, Education and climate change activist. She read for her degree in English, dabbled in the corporate world and is now involved with CANSA Communications.