Building on their respective comparative advantages, UNDP and UNITAR will organize a total of 35 training and networking events over a 12-month period. More than 1,100 African negotiators and decision-makers will directly benefit from training and networking activities which incorporate UNITAR’s innovative methodologies and long-standing experience in knowledge transfer and executive learning.

Training will initially focus on four priority areas related to economic and social development of Africa: financing for development, regional investment and integration, climate change, and peace and security. In addition to face-to-face training and networking events, instructor-led e-Learning courses and e-Discussions will be organized to engage and train a wider audience of African officials. UNDP and UNITAR will also collect and disseminate widely through the Internet selected case studies and best practices developed and gathered through the training activities.

This joint UNDP/UNITAR project will not only contribute to achieving sustainable growth and attaining the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the African region, but also provide a practical example of making use of existing synergies within the UN system with a view to “Deliver as One”.

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