Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness Opens

2 September 2008: The Third High Level Forum on Aid

Effectiveness is taking place from 2-4 September 2008, in Accra, Ghana. Over

100 high-level country representatives, as well as heads of bilateral and

multilateral development agencies, donor organizations, and civil society

organizations, will discuss ways to increase the transparency of aid and make

it more results-oriented.

The draft Accra Agenda for Action, which will be

discussed and adopted during the meeting, recognizes climate change as a new

global challenge that, together with rising food prices, threatens the advances

against poverty that many countries have made.

A side-event on Climate Change

adaptation and aid effectiveness is scheduled on 2 September, organized by

Sweden with the participation of Johan Schaar, Director of the Secretariat to

the Commission on Climate Change and Development, Bernard Petit, European

Commission, Richard Muyungi, Chair of the Adaptation Fund, Mary-Anne Addo,

Director of Ghana's External Resources Mobilization Office, and Antonio Tujan,

World Development Movement. [Accra

High Level Forum website]