Nordic Tax Aid Webinar
Welcome to participate at a Nordic Tax Aid Webinar 9th December, 14-15.30 (Finnish time). It is organised by a group of Nordic civil society organisations, including Fingo from Finland.
The webinar will take stock of the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) with a specific focus on the contribution of the Nordic countries. It will explore the potential for cooperation and joint work based on renewed ATI-commitments and with a view to strengthening DRM-support more broadly working closely with developing partner countries.
It is expected that the Addis Tax Initiative will be renewed by partners at the General Assembly in November 2020, though the monitoring framework will probably not be in place. The webinar will explore how the Nordic countries can contribute to establishing a strong monitoring system that not only track progress on the amount of aid for DRM, but also tracks the quality of aid to DRM, including how the Addis Tax Initiative can contribute to reduce inequalities and address national and international constraints to mobilise more tax revenues.
Dag Inge Ulstein, Minister of International Development, Norway
Per Olsson Fridh, State Secretary to Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden
Alvin Mosioma, founding Executive Director of Tax Justice Network-Africa
Elina Kalkku, Under-Secretary of State, Development Policy, Finland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (name TBA)
Jeneba J. Bangura, Deputy Commissioner-General for the National Revenue Authority, Sierra Leone
Penny Davies, Policy Advisor, Development Finance, Diakonia Sweden
Lisa Sivertsen, Director of Department, Policy and Society, Norwegian Church Aid (moderator)
More names TBA
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13:00 - 13:05 Welcome/ Lisa Sivertsen (moderator)
13:05 - 13:15 Setting the scene: Taking stock of the ATI commitments / Penny Davies
Expectations from developing countries on 2021-2025
13:15 - 13:22 Alvin Mosioma
13:22 - 13:27 Jeneba J. Bangura
13:27 - 13: 35 TBA
Nordic country governments’ responses / ATI achievements to date / Promises for 2021-2025
13:35 - 13:40 Dag Inge Ulstein (Norway)
13:40 - 13:45 Per Olsson Fridh (Sweden)
13:45 - 13:50 Elina Kalkku (Finland)
13:50 - 13:55 Denmark (TBA)
Debate and Q&A
13:55-14:15 Discussion governmental reps:
- Why are not all Nordic countries reaching the commitments?
- Can increased Nordic cooperation contribute to reduced inequality through DRM? How?
14:15-14:24 Questions from audience and answers
14:24-14:28 Final comments from representantives from developing countries reps.
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