[2017] Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

Monday, 24 April 2017 - 10:00pm to Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 6:00am

Description

The Executive Training Course for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda than the SDGs is intended to provide policymakers in central and local government and policy shapers in the private sector and civil society with the concepts and tools for mainstreaming and implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through their work.

The executive course takes place as the 2030 agenda enters the second year of its 15 years of implementation. In 2017, the high-level political forum on sustainable development (10-19 July) will review progress towards the 2030 agenda under the overall theme of "eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world" and review in depth Goals 1 (poverty), 2 (Nutrition), 3 (health), 5 (gender and women’s empowerment), 9 (infrastructure and industrialization), 14 (oceans and seas) and 17 (means of implementation and the global partnership). Some 30 countries will make national voluntary presentations to the HLPF in 2017, whereas 22 had done so in 2016, including the Republic of Korea. The work of the HLPF will serve as a backdrop to the course, but the course itself will focus on implementing Agenda 2030 through the daily work of the participating policymakers and policy shapers. In collaboration with the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), the course will rely on a whole-of- government approach as well as a whole-of-society approach to the implementation of Agenda 2030.

Programme

Concept Note

Agenda

 

Formal Opening 

Opening Remarks

Mr. Joog-Soo Yoon (Head of Office, United Nations Office for Sustainable Development)

Keynote Address

Mr. Minho Lee (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea)

Outline of Course

Mr. Jean D'Aragon (Senior Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD) & Mr. Nikhil Chandavarkar (Founder and CEO, Thersus Sustainability)

 

Day 1 (April 24, 2017)

Module 1: Overview of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs 

Moderator: Mr. Jean D'Aragon (Senior Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD) & Mr. Nikhil Chandavarkar (Founder and CEO, Thersus Sustainability)

 

Module 2: Promoting collaborative and open government through the whole-of-government and whole-of-society approach for the SDGs implementation

Moderator: Mr. Keping Yao (Governance and Public Administration Expert, United Nations Project Office on Governance)

 

Day 2 (April 25, 2017)

Module 3: Implementing Agenda 2030 for People

Moderator: Mr. Ilcheong Yi (Senior Research Coordinator, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development)

 

Module 4: Implementing Agenda 2030 for Prosperity and Planer - The Inclusive Green Economy

Panelists:

 

Day 3 (April 26, 2017)

Module 5: Special Case for People and Planet - Open data for Disaster Risk Reduction

Moderator: "Open Government Data for Disaster Risk Reduction" / Best Practices - Mr. Keping Yao (Governance and Public Administration Expert, UNPOG)

 

Module 6: Implementing Agenda 2030 for Peace and Justice at the national and international levels

Moderator: Dr. Keun-Gwan Lee (Professor of International Law, Seoul National University)

 

Day 4 (April 27, 2017)

Module 7: The Global Partnership and Multistakerholder partnerships for Agenda 2030

Panelists:

 

Module 8: Agenda 2030 and the review mechanism - the High-Level Political Forum and the National Voluntary Review process

Panelists:

  • "HLPF and Voluntary National Reviews" - Mr. Friedrich Soltau (Senior Sustainable Development Officer, Division of Sustainable Development, UN DESA)
  • Mr. Ilcheong Yi (Senior Research Coordinator, UN Research Institute for Social Development)
  • National Institute of Environmental and Human Resource Development
  • Ministry of Environment
  • United Nations Office for Sustainable Development

 

Day 5 (April 28, 2017)

Module 9: The way forward for Agenda 2030

Moderator: Mr. Nikhil Chandavarkar (Founder and CEO, Thersus Sustainability)

 

Formal Closing

Closing Remarks

Mr. Joon-Soo Yoon (Head of Office, UNOSD)

 

Documentation

Participants List

Information Note

 

Picture

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