This course explores effective and innovative approaches to country programming and equips UN staff with an enhanced knowledge of UN programming tools and instruments, with a view to support national efforts in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda more effectively
The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development has adapted this long-running course to enable participants to better support the work of UN Country Teams within the context of the 2030 Agenda, and address the challenges of localising the Sustainable Development Goals.
The course offers a mix of knowledge and skills for advancing UN coherence and strengthening the quality of programming at the country level. Participants gain enhanced knowledge of UN programming tools and instruments (UNDAF guidance, MAPS approach and guides) and their practical application in UN development projects. This course is designed in close cooperation with the UN Development Operations Coordination Office (UN DOCO).
Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will:
The course is interactive in nature and will use real-life examples and exercises to offer opportunities for participants to learn and internalise critical elements of the training programme. It uses a blended format of instructional sessions, experience-sharing and peer-to-peer learning.
Day 1: Global context, imperatives of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. Implications on country programming;
Day 2: Different elements and steps of country programming: integrated approach to programming, common country analysis, UN Vision 2030;
Day 3: Different elements and steps of country programming: RBM and Theory of Change, strategic prioritisation, implementation, essential elements of financing;
Day 4: Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) in a nutshell. M&E and Reporting for Results. Communication and Advocacy.
Regional and Country Office staff, field level managers, UN strategic planners, Chairs/members of UNDAF groups/task teams and UN Coordination officers/advisors.
Cost of Participation
The course fee covers the following:
Participants are expected to cover all travel costs related to their attendance in the course.
Certificates of Attendance from the UN System Staff College will be awarded to participants who complete the course.
Course Dates and Venue
This course will run from 20 to 23 February 2018 in Bonn, Germany.
For more information and to register, please go to bit.ly/UNCP2018-1. Deadline for enrolment is 6 February 2018.
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