Report of Symposium on “Strengthening Capacities of Public Institutions for Transformation, Innovation and Ethical Leadership to Realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 in East Africa"

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Content Type: Report
Region: Africa
Thematic Area: Governance and public administration
Resource Language: English

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) through its Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) collaborated with the Government of Kenya and the Africa Union Development Agency (AUD-NEPAD) and organized a symposium under the theme “Strengthening Capacities of Public Institutions for Transformational Leadership, Innovation and Inclusion to Realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 in East Africa” to enhance public servants’ capacities in East Africa. The Symposium was hosted by the Kenya School of Government at its Campus in Nairobi.

The main objective of the Symposium was to strengthen the capacities of government officials in East Africa to transform their own public institutions and accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063. The Symposium also aimed to reflect on how best to mobilize, organize and equip institutions to effectively promote sustainable development by taking stock of progress made in the implementation of both agendas. It also provided an opportunity to discuss how to promote government innovation for social inclusion of vulnerable groups, with a focus on youth, gender and persons with disabilities.