The world organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Barcelona Provincial Council, through the Observatory for Decentralized Cooperation and UCLG Learning, are launching an online training under the name "Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Tools for Local Transformation".
The course aims to train and provide tools for local and regional governments (LRGs) and their associations to implement and adapt the SDGs at the local level, a process known as "localizing the SDGs".
In order to enable the participation of as many countries as possible, the course will be available in three languages: Spanish, English and French. This entails a greater diversity of visions and experiences that can only enrich the training.
This training is based on the road map developed by the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, UNDP-Art and UN-Habitat, to assist local and regional governments in formulating national policies to create an enabling environment for action at the national, local and regional levels.
The training program is intended primarily for technical and political authorities in the fields of international relations, development cooperation, public policy planning or any other field of government work related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It also encourages the participation of profiles that guide and manage sustainable local development policies or programs at other levels.
A total of 35 places are offered for each of the three language modalities. The course carries no cost for participants since it is fully funded by the Barcelona Provincial Council and UCLG.
The training will take place over 3 months and will have a total duration equivalent to 63 teaching hours. Applications will be received from the 24th of July to the 06th of September by UCLG Learning and the Observatory of Decentralized Cooperation, through this link.
September 6, 2020: Closing of registration period
17 September 2020: Course begins
22 December 2020: Course completion