Webinar on Strengthening Capacities, Mindsets, and Competencies of Public Institutions to Build the Next Generation of Public Servants in the Arab Region

Monday 29 November 2021

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT time)  /   4:00 PM- 6:00 PM (Beirut Time)

UN DESA, through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG), and in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA) and the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO), organized a capacity development webinar to launch the Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab region.

The webinar aimed to raise awareness of methodologies and approaches to strengthen effective governance and public institutions in the Arab region. The webinar also aimed at generating interest in mainstreaming the Curriculum in the trainings of the Schools of Public Administration in the different countries of the Arab region.

The Curriculum, which is a holistic and integrated framework, translates the 11 Principles of Effective Governance into practice through capacity development training material on governance and public institutions. It aims to promote critical understanding of sustainable development issues, enhance governance capacity, and strengthen public servants' awareness of their active role in contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. The Curriculum is a comprehensive set of Training of Trainers Capacity Development Toolkits, which contains ready-to-use and customizable training material on key governance dimensions needed to advance the implementation of the SDGs.

The webinar was conducted in English and Arabic. It included an overview presentation of the Curriculum and a brief presentation of each Toolkit. The presentations were followed by panel discussion and a Q&A session.

          - Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals ; 

          - Changing Mindsets in Public Institutions to Implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ; 

          - Transparency, Accountability and Ethics in Public Institutions ;

          - Governance Capabilities and Institutional Arrangement for Policy Coherence ;   

          - Effective National to Local Public Governance for SDG Implementation ; 

          - Government Innovation for Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups ;

          - Risk-Informed Governance and Innovative Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience ;

          - Innovation and Digital Government for Public Service Delivery.

For further information, contact Ms. Veronique Verbruggen at verbruggen@un.org