Channelling global financial flows towards Sustainable Development is imperative to achieving the 2030 Agenda. This course is designed to equip UN staff with knowledge and skills to galvanise financing for sustainable transformation. It will illuminate the financing landscape, examine best practice innovations in mobilising public and private finance, explore the use of technology in financial inclusion and emphasise the role of the UN staff as catalysts to achieving financial transformation.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will require financing to the tune of several trillions of dollars, while current levels of Official Development Assistance stand at a mere 3-4% of this requirement. Self-evidently, this requires tapping into other sources of finance and emphasises the need to leverage ODA more effectively to channel global financial flows from unsustainable areas towards sustainable development to accomplish the transformation.
If the challenge is great, so is the prize. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent tremendous investment opportunities. Achieving the SDGs could open up $12 Trillion in market opportunities and create 380 million jobs by 2030.
However, despite growing momentum for sustainable development investments, financing gaps remain large. The mobilisation of both public and private resources and investments falls far short of what is needed. Engineering innovative impact investment opportunities by shifting the structures of incentives, amplifying domestic resource mobilisation, leveraging digitisation and fintech, redirecting pension funds towards more sustainable opportunities and unlocking the potential of new channels such as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding could all help accelerate our progress towards the goals.
Financing the 2030 Agenda will require a radical transformation in the way that we think and work. This course is designed to equip UN staff with knowledge and skills to play a catalytic role in the mobilisation of finance for sustainable development.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:
This face-to-face course combines inputs and lectures by high-level subject matter experts with opportunities for knowledge sharing and participatory exercises. Participants are led to apply their learning through application-oriented learning methodologies such as case studies, collaborative group exercises, team discussions and dialogues with the speakers.
2030 Agenda and the implications of changed ways of working, Funding to Financing - defining the UN’s role, Mapping the financial landscape, Public finance – using behavioural insights for mobilisation, Innovations in Private and Blended finance, Impact investing, Leveraging Digitisation and Fintech, Resources and support available within the UN system.
UN staff: Programme and Policy Specialists engaged in financing for the SDGs, Coordination Officers, Financing and Partnership Specialists and Officers.
Cost of Participation
The course fee of 2500 USD covers the following:
Participants are expected to cover all travel and lodging costs related to their attendance at the course.
Certificates from the UNSSC will be awarded to participants upon completion.
Course Dates and Venue
29 Oct - 01 Nov 2019 (4 Days), Bangkok (Thailand)
For more information and to register, please go to http://bit.ly/FSMF2019
Deadline for enrolment is 14 Oct 2019
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