As the co-chair of the working group on conflict and fragility and a member of the rural sector, APN attended the 6th Global Council of the CSO Partnership on Development Effectiveness (CPDE) on the 28th of February in Beirut, Lebanon. APN was also invited to attend the Coordination Committee meeting as well as the Policy Conference that preceded the Global Council on the 26 -27 of March.
The policy conference focused on corporate capture, shrinking civic space, and humanitarian aid effectiveness. APN, through its manager, insisted that corporations should be held accountable for their actions to ensure responsible and legal investments. She pointed to the need to boycott illegal investments and companies involved in Israeli settlements in Palestine.
APN also stressed that humanitarian aid should be complemented by a comprehensive approach that tackles drivers of crises as well as a long-term development. This ensures the building of local food systems rather than creating a dependence on external food assistance.