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4 November 2020
Hussein Naeem Hasan Naser: Hussein talks about how his participation in UNITAR's 2019 Iraq training programme helped him start his social business and how he was able to enhance his skills and mindset.
20 October 2020
Using knowledge and skills from UNITAR’s Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development programme, Tamana Farewar developed a digital marketing initiative targeting women entrepreneurs.
From small steps to leaps of faith towards a more diverse security sector: Interview with Kossiwa J. Tossoukpe, founder of KESecurix – Diversity in Security
16 July 2020
Kossiwa J. Tossoukpe is the founder of KESecurix - Diversity in Security, and a former police officer in Zurich, Switzerland. At age 21, she was the youngest in her police academy class, and the first Black woman to join the force. Kossiwa studied at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, where she obtained a Master's degree in International Relations and Global Security. She was also a Trainee at UNITAR's Division for Peace, supporting the pre-deployment training team. Kossiwa's consultancy firm focuses on enhancing and including the voices of female security consultants, and especially those of colour.
14 July 2020
During the course, we talked often amongst the other participants of the ELPE. Before the ELPE, I didn’t think about SDG evaluation. Gradually, with my colleagues in the class we exchanged our knowledge and opinions. It was very effective to talk with the other colleagues from all over [the world]. We shared knowledge, and I was inspired, so I decided to start the SDG evaluation in Japan. They are also working on the SDG evaluation in their [respective] countries.
14 July 2020
The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is a joint mechanism between five UN agencies, of which the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is one. Hosted and led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), PAGE aims to help Member States embark on a greener and more inclusive growth trajectory by putting sustainability at the heart of economic policies and practices to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
14 July 2020
Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) are effective tools for the collection and dissemination of data on emissions and transfers of a determined list of chemicals. The availability of this information can help policy-makers to identify the source of chemical pollution in the country to make informed decisions on how to best remediate degraded environments and enact policies related to the sound management of chemicals.
9 July 2020
UNOSAT is the operational satellite applications programme of UNITAR, promoting evidence-based decision making for peace, security and resilience by using geospatial information technologies (GIT). One of UNOSAT’s main strategic objectives is to build and develop capacities of Member States to use earth observation (EO) and GIT. As a part of its capacity development activities, UNOSAT delivered a one-week training entitled “ASEAN Regional Training Course on Geospatial Big Data Applications for Sustainable Development” from 05-09 August 2019, together with regional partners in Sri Racha, Chon Buri, Thailand.
7 July 2020
Tahera shares the knowledge and skills she has learned through WLP 2018 Cycle and her wishes and goals for after the programme.
7 July 2020
As a human capacity trainer herself, Hanifa expanded her knowledge and toolset through UNITAR Hiroshima's training programme while visiting the 'City of Peace' in Japan. She was one of the twenty participants for the UNITAR Hiroshima Women’s Leadership Programme for Afghanistan: Governance and the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), visiting Tokyo and Hiroshima in early December 2018.
20 April 2020
Maksim is a young researcher at Moscow State University in Russia with a thirst for knowledge. He is also professionally active in a non-profit agricultural organization. The subject matter of the FAO-UNITAR course seemed an interesting addition to his research, and previous positive experiences with FAO training convinced him to apply.