21st GMS Ministerial Conference | Asian Development Bank

21st GMS Ministerial Conference

Event | 30 November - 1 December 2016 Chiang Rai, Thailand

Description

The ministerial conference is an annual meeting of GMS ministers. It provides policy direction for the program and oversees progress in identifying and implementing "results-oriented" subregional cooperation initiatives.

The 21st GMS Ministerial Conference (MC-21) carries the theme "Spurring Inclusive Growth Along the GMS Economic Corridors".

 MC-21 will commence with a senior officials’ meeting and a development partners’ meeting on 30 November 2016. The formal ministerial meeting will take place in the morning of 1 December 2016, followed by a closed-door ministerial retreat in the afternoon.

Objectives

  • To review the progress of various GMS initiatives as contained in the GMS Regional Investment Framework Implementation Plan (GMS RIF-IP) and discuss the results of a midterm review of the RIF-IP;
  • To review and/or endorse certain proposed initiatives aimed at the further development of the GMS economic corridors; and
  • To review and/or endorse specific outputs, agreements, and recommendations from various GMS sectors of cooperation.

Participants

Participation is by invitation only.

Ministers from the six GMS countries, GMS senior officials/national coordinators, other officials from concerned ministries/agencies, ADB officers/staff, representatives from the private sector, development partner organizations, and civil society are expected to attend.

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