UN System Staff College: courses in sustainable development offered in 2017

The Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, officially opened in January 2016 in Bonn Germany, has been established by the United Nations System Staff College to respond to the comprehensive learning, training, and knowledge management needs of UN Staff and UN partners in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The UNSSC Knowledge Centre fosters collaborative and interdisciplinary learning while building on the College’s expertise and the wealth of knowledge on sustainable development in UN agencies, academic institutions and think tanks. The Centre’s role in inter-agency learning, knowledge-sharing, and knowledge management strengthens system-wide coherence and increases operational and conceptual capacity of UN staff and partners.

In response to Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement and recognizing the importance of integration, both from a thematic as well as an inter-agency perspective, the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development brings together representatives from across the spectrum of UN entities. In view of the call for more systematic multi-stakeholder engagement and partnerships, an increasing number of our courses also welcome the participation of representatives from the private sector, philanthropic foundations, academia and civil society. These courses foster dialogue, enhance the sharing of good practices and leverage the comparative advantages of different partners in implementing the new agenda. Courses open to all stakeholders are marked as OPEN.

The Knowledge Centre offers online as well as face-to-face courses. Face-to-face courses combine lecture style sessions delivered by subject matter experts with interactive and participatory modules, leveraging the expertise of participants and enhancing their understanding of the realities of the respective entities represented in a course. Online courses combine live webinars with renowned experts on Sustainable Development with knowledge application to real-life and training scenarios, as well as group work and collaboration, thus strengthening cooperation among course participants from different entities. Please see our Course Calendar for a list of all our courses.

Courses Open To All, in 2017

Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (1st edition)
20 Feb – 24 Mar 2017 (5 weeks) | Online

Stakeholder Engagement and Consensus Building for Sustainable Development (1st edition)
28 Mar – 30 Mar 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development (1st edition)
28 Mar – 31 Mar 2017 | Cambridge, USA

Leading in Sustainable Development (1st edition)
3 Apr – 7 Apr 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2nd edition)
8 May – 9 Jun 2017 (5 weeks) | Online

Close the Loop - SDG 12 Online Course
22 May – 30 Jun 2017 (6 weeks) | Online

UN-Private Sector Partnerships
Spring 2017 (dates tbc) | Online and Bonn, Germany

Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development (2nd edition)
11 Jul – 14 Jul 2017 | Dakar, Senegal

UN Summer Academy
21 Aug – 25 Aug 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (3rd edition)
11 Sep – 13 Oct 2017 (5 weeks) | Online

Stakeholder Engagement and Consensus Building for Sustainable Development (2nd edition)
19 Sep – 21 Sep 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand

Leading in Sustainable Development (2nd edition)
9 Oct – 13 Oct 2017 | Bonn, Germany

UN Catalytic Support to South-South & Triangular Cooperation in Implementing the Agenda 2030
17 Oct – 19 Oct 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Engaging with Faith Organizations and Communities for Sustainable Development
21 Nov – 23 Nov 2017 | Turin, Italy

Nairobi Sustainable Development Academy
Dates tbc | Nairobi, Kenya

UN Reflection Series
Dates tbc | Location tbc

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