In June and July, Participate facilitated Ground Level Panels in Egypt, Brazil, Uganda and India, to mirror the United Nations High Level Panel (HLP) for a post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda. Panelists drew on their own life experiences to provide a ‘ground level’ reality check to the HLP recommendations; as well as develop their own shared vision for development. Each of the Ground Level Panels produced a communiqué with recommendations for what is needed in global development policy to end poverty.
Catherine is responsible for communicating the messages emerging from Participate’s research findings in order to influence global policy debates. She works in collaboration with the Beyond 2015 campaign and the global network of Participatory Research Group (PRG) members to ensure Participate’s messages reach a range of stakeholders involved in the creation of the post-2015 development framework. Read Catherine's biography on the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) website
Posts by Catherine Setchell
Participate are in Bali this week to tell policy makers ‘what matters most’ to those living with extreme poverty.
This film from Participate illustrates how policies to improve the lives of the poorest can fail if local people aren’t fully involved in the decision-making process.
At the UN High Level Panel (HLP) meeting in Monrovia this month, Participate ran a 90-minute interactive workshop session with members of the HLP and their advisors, to share a synthesis of early research findings that would inform the post-2015 debates. Panel members explored key recommendations from those who are living in poverty and who […]
Catherine Setchell and Danny Burns Participate is playing a major part in the official High Level Panel agenda in Monrovia this week. On Wednesday, we will be sharing early research findings with HLP members and their advisors, which set out key recommendations from those who are living in poverty and who are most marginalised. We […]