Capacity for the 2030 Agenda

Training and capacity development are key supporting factors for national governments and stakeholders to translate the new Agenda into transformative action at country level. The first national briefing package developed by UNITAR jointly with UN Development Group (UNDG) has been used by a number of countries in Africa, in the Caribbean, Middle East and Asia. UNITAR is now working closely with the UN family and receiving guidance from its Advisory Council on the 2030 Agenda to ensure its new learning products and tools draw on the best knowledge available.








Strategy & Activities

The new tools are designed to address the capacity needs of government and other stakeholders at national and sub-national levels, and feature useful examples from early starters.

The Institute applies a two-pronged strategy to increase its outreach and enhance the impact of its products and services:

  1. It develops generic toolkits for the benefit of all Member States.

  2. It provides tailored institutional support, training of trainers, face-to-face workshops and e-learning for participants from those countries that are most in need – Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

The Institute has been developing a series of toolkits to provide support to Member States at two levels:

  1. Help them put in place processes and structures to mainstream the 2030 Agenda, i.e., to integrate the SDGs into national plans and budgets, strengthen monitoring and evaluation capacities and multi-stakeholder platforms, etc.;

  2. Contribute to enhanced horizontal and vertical policy coherence by strengthening relevant knowledge, skills and competences of policy-makers and other key stakeholders.

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