Mapping and Review of Global SD-related Courses

Report
Capacity building courses for
integrating SD into policy planning
and implementation
Gabriel A. Huppé and László Pintér
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©2014 The International Institute for Sustainable Development
Objectives
• Assess current status of capacity building
efforts by international organizations on SD
planning and implementation, to understand:
– types of courses that are provided
– geographical and spatial distribution of courses
– notable trends and gaps
Capacity building courses for integrating SD into planning and implementation
Reviewed organizations
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UN Institute for Training and Research
(UNITAR)
UN Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
UN Office for Sustainable Development
(UNOSD)
Development Banks
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UN Economic and Social Commission for
Western Asia (UN ESCWA)
UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia
and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)
Economic Community Of West African States
(ECOWAS)
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United Nations
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Regional Commissions
African Development Bank (AfDB)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development (EBRD)
Institutes
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World Bank Institute (WBI)
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World Resources Institute (WRI)
International Institute for Environment and
Development (IIED)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Institut du développement durable et des
relations internationals (IDDRI)
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
(IGES)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Development Agencies
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U.S. Agency for International Development
(US AID)
Danish International Development Agency
(Danida)
Swedish International Development
Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Norwegian Agency for Development
Cooperation (Norad)
Methods
• Collect courses and trainings based on reviewed
organizations’ websites
• Review of collected courses based on the key focus
• Focus on recent courses (2013-2014)
• Likely to be more courses from these organizations
that are not presented on their website
Capacity building courses for integrating SD into planning and implementation
Categories used to
describe courses
• Category-1: Courses that give insight on highlevel procedures/processes for SD planning
and implementation
• Category-2: Themes, tools and methodologies
• Did not include courses:
– covering only a specific tool without an integrated
environment/development perspective
– too narrow in the thematic or methodological
scope
Capacity building courses for integrating SD into planning and implementation
Results
• In total, over 1,000 courses were reviewed
• 55 courses were found within the first
category (2013-2014)
• 134 courses were found within the second
category (2013-2014)
Courses offered in 2014
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UNITAR
UNEP
UNDP
WBI
Danida
Category 1
SIDA
TERI
AfDB
Category 2
Capacity building courses for integrating SD into planning and implementation
GIZ
ASEF
UNOSD
Courses focusing directly
on SD planning
• What type of courses are there?
– Broad policy framework, for example:
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Sustainable Development: Idea, Process and Goal (UNITAR)
Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation (WBI)
Meeting the Millennium Development Goals: Results-Based Management for Sustainable Development
(Danida)
Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development (SIDA)
Inclusive Growth Policies (AfDB)
Greening the Growth (WBI)
Green Growth and Sustainable Development Goals - A Development Agenda for Post-2015 (ASEF)
– Theme-based integrated framework, for example:
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Training Course on Designing and Implementing Solar Energy based Livelihood Projects for Rural Communities
(TERI)
Trade, Energy and Climate Change (UNITAR)
Resource security and governance issues: challenges and opportunities (TERI)
Advocacy Training Workshop for LDCs in Achieving MDGs as Part of the Implementation of the Istanbul
Programme of Action (UN ESCAP)
Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth (WBI)
The Climate Change and Rural Development Nexus (GIZ)
International Symposium on Sustainable Cities: Empowering Local Governments through Capacity Building and
Knowledge Sharing (UNOSD)
Capacity building courses for integrating SD into planning and implementation
Courses focusing on
themes, tools and methodologies
• What type of courses are there?
– Themes, for example:
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Governance of Extractive Industries (UNITAR)
Sustainable Communities Course (UNEP)
Economics of Climate-Resilient Development (WBI)
Green Energy and Carbon Markets (Danida)
Organic Agriculture and Products in Development Countries (Danida)
Efficient Energy Use and Planning (SIDA)
Regional Workshop on Eco-Industrial Clusters (ADB)
– Tools and methodologies, for example:
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TRACE: How to Use the Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (WBI)
Designing and Implementing Successful Water Supply and Sanitation Utility Reform (WBI)
Environmental Mainstreaming (Danida)
Procurement Strategy Development (UNDP)
Low Carbon Development: Planning & Modelling (WBI)
NAMA-Training (GIZ)
• Some courses were relevant and interesting but were targeted to the
private sector (e.g. WRI, EBRD)
Capacity building courses for integrating SD into planning and implementation
Conclusion
• Very few courses focused directly on SD planning,
especially from a policy maker’s perspective
• There are courses in which SD is integrated into
current issues and topics like Green Economy and
Climate Change, Resilient Development
• Large number of courses dealing with budgeting,
procurement, financial issues, parliamentary process
that could be relevant for SD planning and
implementation but lack SD perspective or focus
Capacity building courses for integrating SD into planning and implementation
Way forward
• Designing targeted courses for policy makers at the
government level for implementing, monitoring SD
strategies
• Try to mainstream SD into sectoral courses (so
many), and not create something new but work with
what is out there (very specific but well done), if first
route than result is rather generic
• Post-2015 SD agenda (option focused only on future,
and not current strategies)
Capacity building courses for integrating SD into planning and implementation
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