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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: TRENDS and EMERGING

OPPORTUNITIES-PERSPECTIVES OF THE NEW ACTORS

Istanbul, Turkey, 19-20 June 2014

Venue: Çırağan Palace

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The global development cooperation landscape is changing quickly, with emerging powers as well as non-state actors playing an increasing role, and the international community being in search of a more inclusive and flexible model that allows to go beyond the “North-South” divide. This has implications for aid and cooperation modalities, for how knowledge sharing takes place and how traditional and emerging players alike adapt their strategies, structures and priorities.

Against this backdrop, Turkey is eager to contribute to the exchange of experiences and perspectives with other emerging players such as South Korea, Mexico, China and Brazil, India, South Africa, Russia and other partners. At the same time, it is interested in facilitating a broader dialogue amongst “traditional” and “new” development cooperation players to support an inclusive multilateral discourse on development cooperation. This platform dialogue would aim at discussing the main challenges and opportunities for development cooperation and to propose workable, practical solutions that improve transparency, efficiency and impact of development cooperation.

The Conference is planned as an open discussion space for various actors in development cooperation, with a view to contribute to the UN Development Cooperation Forum in July 2014, building on the Mexico HLM.

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INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: TRENDS and EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES

PERSPECTIVES OF THE NEW ACTORS

Istanbul, Turkey, 19-20 June 2014

Venue: Cıragan Palace

 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: TRENDS and EMERGING

OPPORTUNITIES‐PERSPECTIVES OF THE NEW ACTORS 

organized by TIKA and UNDP

Istanbul, Turkey, 19‐20 June 2014

Venue: Cıragan Palace 

Logistics Note for Participants

 

  1. VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE:  

The International Conference on “International Development Cooperation: Trends and Emerging Opportunities-Perspectives of the New Actors” will be held at the Cıragan Palace Kempinski in İstanbul on 19 June (Thursday), and 20 June  (Friday), 2014.  Participants are requested to arrive on Wednesday, June 18. The event will end at 4 p.m. on Friday, 20 June and participants may plan their departure accordingly 

 

Address and Contact information of the Cıragan Palace Kempinski 

 

Ciragan Caddesi 32 
34349, Istanbul 
Turkey  

Tel +90 212 326 4646 
Fax +90 212 259 6687 

 

 

 

  1. LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERENCE: 

The working languages of the conference will be English and Turkish. Simultaneous Turkish-English interpretation services will be provided  during the plenary sessions of the Conference. The language for roundtable sessions will be English. 

  1. REGISTRATION 

On-line registration form and all Conference-related information can be found at http://www.idc-istanbul2014.org  All participants are kindly requested to register online at this site. Online registration will be possible until June 6, 2014. 

 

A welcome and registration desk will be set up at the Conference Venue on 19 June 2014. Conference participants are kindly requested to register for the conference starting at 08:00 am, in order to receive their badge, Conference folder and invitation to the boat trip on the evening of June 19th. Given the size of the event, please allow sufficient time for registration formalities.  

 

  1. LUNCHES & CATERING 

Lunch will be offered for all participants on 19 and20 June 2014. You are kindly requested to indicate your dietary restrictions, if any, during online registration. Dinner will be served during the boat trip on the evening of 19June , and will be hosted by UNDPand TIKA 

 

  1. COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS 

Wireless Internet access will be available at the Conference Centre. 

 

  1. TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION COVERAGE 

The information below is grouped according to different categories of participants. Please check into which category you fall and proceed with travel and accommodation arrangements accordingly.  

 

1Moderators and Panelists (with the exception of High-level Panel participants)The conference organizers will cover airline tickets, accommodation, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as transfers between the airport and the hotel, for the participants who cannot cover their cost, upon request from the conference organizers (to be sent to the e-mail addresses provided). To the extent possible, participants will be hosted at the Dedeman Hotel. Hotel, travel and airport transfer arrangements will be made and costs covered by Turkish Government and UNDP, hence all participants in this group are kindly requested get into contact with Ms. Ebru Saner (ebru.saner@undp.org) and/or Ms.Ayca Cakirsoy (ayca.cakirsoy@undp.org) for logistical arrangements. 

 

Address and Contact information of the Dedeman Hotel: Yıldız Posta Caddesi, 50 Esentepe 34340 İstanbul - Türkiye  

Telephone: +90 (212) 337 45 00 | Fax: +90 (212) 275 11 00  

Email: istanbul@dedeman.com  

 

2. Government representatives: Government participants should make their own accommodation and travel arrangements. Any government delegation with a senior government representative can contact UNDP Turkey (MsEbru Sanerebru.saner@undp.org) for airport transfer arrangements. See list of hotels for suggested accommodation.  

 

3. LDC and SIDS Representatives: Conference organizers will cover the flight and accommodation costs of one government representative per country, at the Director General level or higher upon request. For the participants that fall into the above classification, the travel and logistical arrangements will be made by the Conference organizers. The rest of LDC representatives are kindly requested to make their own travel and logistical arrangements. See list of hotels for suggested accommodation.  

 

4. International Organizations: The representatives of international organizations are requested to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. See list of suggested hotels for accommodation.   

 

5. NGOs, Universities and think tanks: NGO, University and think tank representatives with no previously identified role in the panels (speaker, moderator, etcare kindly requested to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.  

 

Based on budget availability, the costs of some NGO and think tank representatives can also be covered. For further information and requests, please contact ebru.saner@undp.org and ayca.cakirsoy@undp.org .  

 

  1. SOCIAL EVENTS 

TIKA and UNDP will host a Welcome Cocktail at the Cıragan Palace Kempinsky on 18th June 2014 at 1930hrs.  

 

TIKA and UNDP will host a Bosphorous Boat Trip with Gala Dinner on 19th June, 2014 at 19:00hrs. The participants will be transferred from Cıragan Palace Kempinsky and Dedeman HotelPlease collect your invitation during Conference registration at the desk.  

 

 

 

  1.  HOTELS 

Participants are kindly informed that during the Conference season, demand for hotels in Istanbul is usually high, and it might be difficult to make last minute arrangement for accommodation. The prices can also be expected to rise due to high demand. Therefore, participants are advised to make their accommodation arrangements as soon as possible 

 

A number of rooms will be reserved for the panelists, speakers, moderators and participants at the Dedeman Hotel. Participants who will cover their own expenses and prefer to stay at Dedeman Hotel can benefit from the agreed price (135 Euro+taxes), upon their contact with Yanki Travel Agency (sinan@yankitravel.com.tr) and advance payment to the agency. Kindly note that Yanki Travel Agency cannot guarantee rooms at Dedeman Hotel with the same prices, once the reserved rooms are all booked.  

 

Address and Contact information of the Dedeman Hotel: Yıldız Posta Caddesi, 50 Esentepe 34340 İstanbul - Türkiye  

Telephone: +90 (212) 337 45 00 | Fax: +90 (212) 275 11 00  

Email: istanbul@dedeman.com  

 


 

 

  1. For participants who will do their own travel arrangements, a list of suggested hotels is provided below 

 

HOTEL 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

Ortakoy Princess Hotel 

 

Dereboyu Caddesi No: 10 

Ortaköy Beşiktaş - İstanbul Türkiye 

+90 212 227 60 10  +90 530 526 04 01 

 

Palanga Bosphorus Hotel Ortakoy 

 

Palanga caddesi No:24 Ortakoy, Beşiktaş, 34347 İstanbul 

+90 212 327 20 93 - 94 - 95 

 

La Maison   

 

Muvezzi Caddesi No: 43 Ciragan, Beşiktaş, 34349 İstanbul 

+90 212 227 4263 

 

Crowne Plaza Istanbul Harbiye  

 

Eskişehir Mh., Dolapdere Cd No:161, 34375 Istanbul 

+90212 291 6080 

 

Hilton ParkSA Istanbul 

 

Bayıldım Caddesi No:12 34357 Maçka - İstanbul / Türkiye 

+90212 310 12 00 

 

Radisson Blu Bosphorus  

 

Yıldız Mh., Çırağan Cd No:46, 34349 Istanbul 

+90212 310 1500 

 

Conrad Istanbul 

 

Cihannüma Mah. Saray Cad. No:5 34353 Beşiktaş - İstanbul / Türkiye 

+90212 310 25 25 

 

 

 

  1. VISA AND PASSPORT INFORMATION 

All travelers should obtain their entry visa (where required) from the nearest available Turkish Embassy/Consulate, prior to departure for Turkey. Entry visas cannot be issued upon arrival at the airport for meeting participants. Please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website for information on which nationalities require visas and how to apply: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa 

 

Should you require an invitation for visa processing, please contact 

 

  1. AIRPORT TRANSFERS 

 

2. AIRPORT TRANSFERS 

 

Airport transfers to Dedeman Hotel and Cıragan Palace Kempinsky will be provided by the Conference shuttle services. All categories of participants are kindly requested to indicate flight information during online registration to also register for shuttle services. The frequency of shuttle services will be communicated to the participants towards the Conference opening.  

 

Private Transfer: If any of the participants request to use private transfer services, airport transfer is available upon request and at the cost of the participants. Please contact sinan@yankitravel.com.tr , directly. Transfer will cost US$ 45 and should be paid directly to the driver.  

 

  1. WEATHER 

For information on weather conditions in Istanbul, please check the official website http://www.meteor.gov.tr/en-US/forecast-5days.aspx/  

 

  1. CURRENCY EXCHANGE 

Turkish Lira is the official currency in Turkey. Money can be exchanged at the airport and hotels upon arrival. A good exchange rate is available in banks or in the city’s currency exchange points. Please check the official website: http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/kurlar/today.html 

 

  1. TRAVEL AND HEALTH İNSURANCE: 

Participants are responsible to have adequate travel and health insurance for the duration of their trip. The organizers are unable to cover any such expenses incurred during participants’ travel and their stay in Turkey. 

 

 

For all logistical issues and enquiries, please contact: 

 

Yanki Travel: Mr. Sinan SENEM sinan@yankitravel.com.tr  

Tel: +90 533 922 77 82  

UNDP Turkey: Ms. Ebru Saner ebru.saner@undp.org  

Tel: +90 533 570 58 84 

or 

Ms. Ayca Cakirsoy: ayca.cakirsoy@undp.org  

Phone:  +90 312 454 1182.  

 

REGISTRATION FORM

Please fill in the form below.

Dear Participants,

As you can see from the Agenda, there will be parallel roundtable sessions between 16:16-18:00 on Day 1, June 19th. Kindly register below with your name and e-mail address for the roundtable that you are interested in. This will help us plan for the logistics of the roundtable sessions. Kindly also note that due to logistical limitations, we cannot currently guarantee that everyone can attend their preferred roundtables. Thank you.
Name
Institution
E-Mail
Roundtable 1 Global, regional and local philanthropy as an emerging contributor to development cooperation
Roundtable 2 The Private Sector’s evolving role in development cooperation
Roundtable 3 South-South cooperation in post-conflict countries
Roundtable 4 Transparency and accountability in development cooperation – is a new generation of tools required?