Unleashing the power of the private sector in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

22 Jun - 27 Jul, Bonn, Germany Online
Organized by Unites Nations System Staff College ( UNSSC)
Posted by UNSSC KCSD, UNSSC

This course introduces participants to the different types of private sector entities and demonstrates how strategically engaging with them can help implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It introduces participants to tools to identify common objectives to create shared value and emphasises the importance of mitigating risk. The course also reinforces the need for participants to advocate for placing sustainable development at the core of businesses and investing.

Introduction

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is unprecedented in its scope and ambition. The UN and governments have neither the reach nor the resources to implement it alone. Engagement, especially with the private sector is imperative, for the 2030 Agenda to succeed. The private sector with its unparalleled reach has the capacity to be a key driver to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and in some cases is already performing this role. The UN and its member states must cease the opportunity of forming strategic partnerships with private sector entities and advocating for businesses to embrace sustainable development in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Benefit from an in-depth understanding of the imperative to engage with the private sector for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the concept of shared value;
  • Understand that the private sector is not a monolithic entity and how it can be engaged at every level, international, national and local.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of frameworks to design and tools to develop partnerships with the private sector;
  • Demonstrate an improved understanding of the importance of due diligence before pursuing engagements;
  • Be able to articulate the need for and advocate for more private sector engagement in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

 

Course Methodology

In contrast to the less collaborative format of traditional Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), UNSSC online courses combine tutored components with synchronous and asynchronous activities, comprising knowledge acquisition, knowledge application to real-life and training scenarios, as well as group work and collaboration with peers. In addition to engaging in self-paced learning, participants in UNSSC online courses also benefit from live webinars with renowned experts from the UN the private sector and academia, allowing real-­time virtual interaction between the instructors and participants.

The instructor-­led webinars for this course will take place every week between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CET or 9 am – 10 am EST.  These live sessions are conducted on the WebEx platform with toll and toll­-free numbers and/or ability to connect via the internet for the audio component; no special software is required.

 

Course Contents

  • Week 1: How partnerships are vital to the 2030 Agenda.
  • Week 2: The role of the private sector in implementing the 2030 Agenda.
  • Week 3: How to pursue partnerships with the private sector: frameworks for action.
  • Week 4: Due Diligence: protecting against reputational risk.
  • Week 5: Engaging with the private sector: way forward

 

Target Audience

UN staff, especially partnership specialists and officers.  Development practitioners from governments, civil society, academia and the private sector.

 

Cost of Participation

The course fee of USD 500 covers the following:

  • Unlimited access to course materials (video and key readings), recording of webinars and speakers’ presentations;
  • Participation in live webinars with renowned experts from the UN, the private sector and academia;
  • Exposure to peer-to-peer learning process through group work and online asynchronous activities;
  • Exclusive access to UNSSC online social learning environment with training and supporting background materials, and the opportunity to stay connected with colleagues.

Certificates of Participation will be awarded to participants, subject to completion of all modules and quizzes, successful submission of exercises and assignments, and full participation in all live online sessions and discussion forums for each topic covered in the course.

 

Course Dates and Venue

22 Jun – 27 Jul 2018 (5 Weeks), Online

Registration

For more information and to register, please go to http://bit.ly/PPS2018-1

 

Deadline for enrolment is 17 June 2018

Should you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact sustainable-development@unssc.org.

2018-06-22 2018-07-27 Europe/London Unleashing the power of the private sector in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development This course introduces participants to the different types of private sector entities and demonstrates how strategically engaging with them can help implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It introduces participants to tools to identify common objectives to create shared value and emphasises the importance of mitigating risk. The course also reinforces the need for participants to advocate for placing sustainable development at the core of businesses and investing. Introduction The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is unprecedented in its scope and ambition. The UN and governments have neither the reach nor the resources to implement it alone. Engagement, especially with the private sector is imperative, for the 2030 Agenda to succeed. The private sector with its unparalleled reach has the capacity to be a key driver to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and in some cases is already performing this role. The UN and its member states must cease the opportunity of forming strategic partnerships with private sector entities and advocating for businesses to embrace sustainable development in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda. Objectives Upon successful completion of this course, participants will: Benefit from an in-depth understanding of the imperative to engage with the private sector for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the concept of shared value; Understand that the private sector is not a monolithic entity and how it can be engaged at every level, international, national and local. Demonstrate an understanding of frameworks to design and tools to develop partnerships with the private sector; Demonstrate an improved understanding of the importance of due diligence before pursuing engagements; Be able to articulate the need for and advocate for more private sector engagement in achieving the 2030 Agenda.   Course Methodology In contrast to the less collaborative format of traditional Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), UNSSC online courses combine tutored components with synchronous and asynchronous activities, comprising knowledge acquisition, knowledge application to real-life and training scenarios, as well as group work and collaboration with peers. In addition to engaging in self-paced learning, participants in UNSSC online courses also benefit from live webinars with renowned experts from the UN the private sector and academia, allowing real-­time virtual interaction between the instructors and participants. The instructor-­led webinars for this course will take place every week between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CET or 9 am – 10 am EST.  These live sessions are conducted on the WebEx platform with toll and toll­-free numbers and/or ability to connect via the internet for the audio component; no special software is required.   Course Contents Week 1: How partnerships are vital to the 2030 Agenda. Week 2: The role of the private sector in implementing the 2030 Agenda. Week 3: How to pursue partnerships with the private sector: frameworks for action. Week 4: Due Diligence: protecting against reputational risk. Week 5: Engaging with the private sector: way forward   Target Audience UN staff, especially partnership specialists and officers.  Development practitioners from governments, civil society, academia and the private sector.   Cost of Participation The course fee of USD 500 covers the following: Unlimited access to course materials (video and key readings), recording of webinars and speakers’ presentations; Participation in live webinars with renowned experts from the UN, the private sector and academia; Exposure to peer-to-peer learning process through group work and online asynchronous activities; Exclusive access to UNSSC online social learning environment with training and supporting background materials, and the opportunity to stay connected with colleagues. Certificates of Participation will be awarded to participants, subject to completion of all modules and quizzes, successful submission of exercises and assignments, and full participation in all live online sessions and discussion forums for each topic covered in the course.   Course Dates and Venue 22 Jun – 27 Jul 2018 (5 Weeks), Online Registration For more information and to register, please go to http://bit.ly/PPS2018-1   Deadline for enrolment is 17 June 2018 Should you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact sustainable-development@unssc.org. Bonn,Germany Unites Nations System Staff College ( UNSSC)

Have any event that you’d like to promote?

We’d love to feature it!

Share an Event
Other
events
Tutored E-learning Course on “Enhancing Development Effectiveness for Decentralisation and Local Governance” 7 May - 7 Jul, Online , Germany
Organized by Development Partners Network On Decentralisation And Local Governance (DeLoG)
Posted by Admin, UNDP
COURSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROMOTERS: LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE OBJECTIVES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 26 May - 7 Jul, Chimbote, Peru
Organized by Instituto Natura
Posted by Guillermo Martinez Pinillos, Instituto Natura
Social Protection for Sustainable Development - Online course 4 Jun - 6 Jul, Bonn, Germany
Organized by United Nations System Staff College - Knowledge Centre For Sustainable Development
Posted by UNSSC KCSD, UNSSC

A train brings the SDGs on tour through Belarus

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Localizing the SDGs in the municipalities of Brazil

Posted by Admin, UNDP

HLPF Side Event: Localizing the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Bike 4 SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders: SDGs Localization Workshop

Posted by Admin, UNDP

We App Heroes

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Suriname starts Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: SDGs GI YU, SDGs GI MI, SDGs GI WI ALA, GI WAN BETRE TAMARA!

Posted by Admin, UNDP

A new app turns the “SDGs in Action”

Posted by Admin, UNDP

CNM shares its first-hand experience on localizing the SDGs in Brazil with Cabo Verdean municipalities

Posted by Admin, UNDP

VVSGs efforts in Localising the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Local Pathways Fellowship

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Videos from Seoul: Achieving Accountability and Transparency in the Public Construction Sector

Posted by Admin, UNDP

The Proactivists Inspire Hundreds Across Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Asia in 2015

Posted by Stephen King, The Pro-Activists

Want sustainable urban development? It’s time for Local Agenda 2030

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Share One, Plant One

Posted by Sailesh Singhal, United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth and Gender Equality

Orange The World Celebrations

Posted by Sailesh Singhal, United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth and Gender Equality

City Partnership Program: Addressing Complex Development Challenges Together

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Defining, agreeing and contrasting the basis of a White Paper on Democracy and Citizenship for Euskadi

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Outreach on the SDGs with High Schools in Ghana

Posted by Admin, UNDP

In Ghana UN Volunteers embark on community advocacy on the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Academic discourse on opportunities and challenges for Small States in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Suriname developed a Card Game on SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Thus co-we create in Medellin

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Teens Dream - Youth video competition on the SDGs

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Papua New Guinea Documentary ‘Driving The Change’

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Flemish municipalities work towards integrating the SDGs in their local policies

Posted by Hanne Albers, VVSG vzw

German municipalities begin to localize the SDGs

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Accountability Systems for Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting on Sustainable Cities Policies in Latin America

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Saint-Brieuc Agadez cooperation and for access to basic health care for the population

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

A Platform for Sustainable Harmony: The Give First Initiative

Posted by Patrick Glenn, Give First Initiative

How Baltimore is using the Sustainable Development Goals to make a more just city

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

The city of Bayonne (France) chose the eco-solidarity water tariff

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

Navarra works at the location of the ODS

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Want to meet the SDGs? Invest in longitudinal data

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Bioloos: Eco-friendly Sustainable Sanitation

Posted by Sanjay Banka, Banka BioLoo

ALBI (FRANCE) AND FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY, AMBITION OF A GREEN CITY!

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

Is Asia-Pacific on track to achieve the SDGs by 2030?

Posted by Admin, UNDP

France strengthens its commitment to achieve a sustainable and inclusive local development

Posted by Admin, UNDP

The Brazilian National Confederation of Municipalities will represent local voices in the newly established SDGs National Commission

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Saumur (France) fight against fuel poverty

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

Sao Paulo and the multidimensional implementation of the SDGs at a regional level

Posted by Admin, UNDP

CapDEL: Local Development and Participatory Democracy in 10 towns of Algeria

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Argentina launches a new platform to connect businesses with ODS

Posted by Admin, UNDP

The Basque Government launches education strategy for social transformation (H) ABIAN 2030

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Sixty young leaders to localize the SDGs in more than 50 cities through the Local Pathways Fellowship, UN SDSN Youth program

Posted by Anastasiya Kostomarova, SDSN Youth

UCLG held the first Training Module on the Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Posted by GOLD , UCLG

Ecuador rewards the best ideas to spread the ODS

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Become an SDG Pioneer 2017

Posted by Admin, UNDP

An ambitious new program aims to support Regional Governance and Local Economic Development in Mauritania

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Barcarena, Brazil includes SDGs in their planning mechanisms

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Local actions in Europe and beyond

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Pontarlier (France) implements its global energy policy

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

In Mâcon (France), from the heat network to the global energy strategy

Posted by Jean-Sébastien SAUVOUREL, Villes de France

Using bricks to build SDGs awareness

Posted by Admin, UNDP

SDG Game 2017

Posted by Daria Zharova, Academy of Youth Diplomacy

Report highlights role of local and regional governments in implementing and monitoring the SDGs

Posted by UCLG CGLU, UCLG

POLICY TRANSFER PLATFORM: access case studies from cities around the world in less than 10 seconds!

Posted by Camille Toggenburger, Policy Transfer Platform

Three ways to ‘localize’ financing for sustainable urban development

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

¿Cómo medir indicadores en la localización de los ODS en Brasil?

Posted by Santiago Martin Gallo, FLACMA

Asian Cities at the front lines of Sustainable Development

Posted by Admin, UNDP

SDG10: DALIT YOUTH & YOUTH WOMEN IN COMMUNITY RADIO: THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA FOR REDUCING INEQUALITY OF VOICE POVERTY IN BANGLADESH

Posted by AHM Bazlur, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

How cities in Southeast Asia are acting on the SDGs ahead of their national governments

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

UN Summer Academy - Localizing the 2030 Agenda

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Flanders regional government reiterates its commitment towards achieving the SDGs with its development cooperation strategy

Posted by Admin, UNDP

The Province of Napo in Ecuador initiates the process of prioritization of strategic ODS

Posted by Juan Herrera, Grupo FARO

The SDG Territory Ecuador project

Posted by Mireya Villacís, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano

Global Goals Municipality Campaign in the Netherlands

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

The localization of the SDGs: Implementing the SDGs in Colombia, Indonesia, and Kenya

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Play the simple part: connecting the SDGs and our communities

Posted by Dennis Ekwere, Children and Young People Living for Peace

New Askers work on the SDGs

Posted by Vibeke Sand, The new Asker municipality

At the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development, local development, sustainability and civil society leaders shared their creative ideas and practical solutions to achieve a sustainable world

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Latin American and Caribbean municipalities trained to localize the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Dialogue between Ibero-American and African networks of local and regional governments on SDGs localization

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Sustainable Antioquia: A collective action path towards the location of the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Building neighborhoods: starting from the local level, Madrid works towards the attainment of 2030 Agenda

Posted by Admin, UNDP

UNDP Partners with the first SDGs Center in Indonesia

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Valencia concludes the first meeting of regions with the commitment of governments to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Posted by Admin, UNDP

UN DAY in Paris : Engaging youth to support the Sustainable Developement Goals

Posted by Admin, UNDP

One football match, 17 Goals scored

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Athens Marathon – UNRIC cooperation for the UN@70 and SDGs promotion

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Nearly 500 people participated in the XII Ibero-American Congress on "A Territorial Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals"

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Achieving a sustainable urban America: SDSN tracks the status of SDG implementation in US cities

Posted by Admin, UNDP

SE LANZÓ EN ARGENTINA LA RED DE PARLAMENTOS LOCALES EN ODS

Posted by Analia Pastran, Smartly, social entrepreneurship in SDGs

Local and regional actors share visions and strategies for the localization of the SDGs in Guinea

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Countries from the Commonwealth of Nations share their vision on how to transform the Global Goals into concrete action

Posted by Admin, UNDP

I Global Forum of Local Governments

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Mesa Redonda| Localizando los ODS. Transformando los Objetivos globales en realidades locales y regionales

Posted by Admin, UNDP

One Young World 2017: My Takeaways as a Delegate and Sustainability Professional

Posted by Salem Afeworki, Value Sustainability

Launch of the second ODS localization learning module within the framework of the Mercocities Summit

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN calls for the scale-up of localizing the SDGs

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Local practices on the SDGs from 20 Flemish municipalities

Posted by Hanne Albers, VVSG vzw

SDGs Project in the Municipalities of Parana receives award in Switzerland

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Spanish local and regional governments are driving the localization process

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

SDGs Strategic Thinking National Group - Ecuador

Posted by Juan Herrera, Grupo FARO

Grupo Parlamentario por la Erradicación de la Pobreza y el Cumplimiento de los ODS - ECUADOR

Posted by Juan Herrera, Grupo FARO

Valencia, the Basque Country and Jalisco awarded with the II Regional Best Practices Award

Posted by Admin, UNDP

UNDP's perspective on Localizing the Implementation of the SDGs at World Bank High level seminar

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Lancement des rapports de localisation des ODD dans 4 provinces de la République démocratique du Congo

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Sensibilisation des gouvernements locaux à la localisation des ODD en Afrique de l'Ouest

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Localizing the SDGs: Local economic development and gender diversity

Posted by Admin, UNDP

CNM calls Brazilian Municipalities to implement the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

First AChM’s Workshop on SDGs held in Viña del Mar, Chile

Posted by Admin, UNDP

The Greek mayors support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Dimitrios Fatouros , United Nations

The Court of Auditors of São Paulo launches unit to implement the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

How to implement the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level in Benin?

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Towards a more resilient future for Hawai’i: the SDGs lead out the way

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Localizing the SDGs at WUF9

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

The “Ficha Limpa” (Clean Record) Campaign of the 2030 Agenda

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Students in Nea Ionia, Greece have Goals: The 17 UN Goals for Sustainable Development.

Posted by Dimitrios Fatouros , United Nations

Tracking the SDGs in Canadian Cities

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat

Puerto Montt anima una reflexión en torno a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible

Posted by Admin, UNDP

SDGs seminar for Greek Public Administration Executives

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Technical Secretariat of the SDGs of Costa Rica and UNDP support methodology for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Sensitization for the location of the ODS in Burgos

Posted by Admin, UNDP

GOLD V Report to inform about the localization of the SDGs at the local and regional level

Posted by UCLG CGLU, UCLG

Brazil steps up its efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda

Posted by Admin, UNDP

French decentralized cooperation in favor of achieving the SDG5

Posted by Lisa Bonnet, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international

Spread your goals with SDG wings!

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Four Ways Cities are Localizing the SDGs in North America

Posted by Jennifer Temmer, IISD

Piloting Localizing the SDGs in Southern Africa and beyond!

Posted by UCLG CGLU, UCLG

Intermediate Cities of Latin America towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Posted by Admin, UNDP

What are the current and emerging challenges to building sustainable and resilient societies and what actions can be taken, especially at the local level to address these challenges?

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Localization of the SDGs in Algeria: strengthening local capacities for inclusive local development

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Seoul City Announces its plan to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Admin, UNDP

The Lehendakari presents the Euskadi Basque Country 2030 Agenda, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Admin, UNDP

“Think Globally, Act Locally” Conference For Empowering Local Govts Concludes Successfully

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Athens, Greece has 17 additional goals. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Posted by Dimitrios Fatouros , United Nations

National Council for Development and French International Solidarity: territories at the heart of the debate

Posted by Lisa Bonnet, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international

The 2030 Agenda in Colombia: tracking the progress in each department

Posted by Admin, UNDP

NYC takes historic step in local tracking of progress toward Global Goals

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Pará, Brazil, hosts a workshop on localizing the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Youth and Sustainable Development

Posted by Alvaro Andrade, Grupo FARO

The second phase of the project Localizing the SDGs in Brazil was launched today

Posted by Admin, UNDP

From global to local: supporting sustainable and resilient societies in urban and rural communities

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Local economic development as a vehicle to localize the SDGs

Posted by Admin, UNDP

Social and Solidarity Economy to localize the SDGs: the maps of SocioEco

Posted by Françoise Wautiez, Ecosol/socioeco

The registration for the SDGs Brazil Award is open!

Posted by Admin, UNDP

2nd Child Street Festival of Art and Acceptance , Attica, Greece

Posted by Vasiliki Strataki, 1st Primary School Nea Ionia

We have a Goal! We spread the SDG's in our neighborhood and our town! 1st Primary School Nea Ionia, Attica, Greece

Posted by Vasiliki Strataki, 1st Primary School Nea Ionia

Educación a Distancia sobre los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible

Posted by Admin, UNDP