UNESCAP, GIZ and CDIA Prepare Cities to Localize Global Agenda

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Back to back with the GIZ’s Sector Network Governance Asia (SNGA) Conference, CDIA and UNESCAP jointly pioneered the training on “How do I implement the Global Agenda in My City” on May 18, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Around 35 participants from Thailand attended the one-day training, including senior professionals and practitioners from the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning. Representatives from the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning, Department of Local Administration, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization, and the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security were also in attendance. Several GIZ colleagues from Thailand, India, China, Bangladesh, and Germany likewise joined the training workshop.

The activity was successfully implemented after a brief trial in February during the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The training in Bangkok was well-received, as participants appreciated the actual experiences shared and the hands-on exercises that have been developed so far. Aside from giving valuable feedback and ideas on how to improve and further develop the training materials, the participants were also engaged in informative discussions with relevance to their day-to-day work. Certain departments even wanted to explore how they could roll out the training within their institutions.

CDIA wishes to thank the Support to the Development and Implementation of the Thai Climate Change Policy Project for mobilizing the active and knowledgeable participants, as well as the UNESCAP and UCLG for the cooperation – for bringing in new ideas for the further development of the training and for the possibility of joint applications in the region.

The training materials were mainly developed by GIZ SNGA/TUEWAS TUrbOCliC’s Working Group, as co-created and co-delivered by UNESCAP and UCLG-ASPAC, CDIA and Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management.

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