Changing Mindsets and Strengthening Governance Capacities in the Arab Region
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:00 AM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Registration Type:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-6vrjguG9OqCslKagUL4emYD-VIFVWw
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Online Training Workshop on “Changing Mindsets and Strengthening Governance Capacities for Policy Coherence for a Holistic Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the Arab region”


Start Date (and time – NY): 26 and 28 January and 2 and 4 February 2021 for 2 hours each day
       8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EST


Venue:  Virtual


Description:
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is finalizing a Curriculum on Governance for the Sustainable Development Goals. Its objective is to provide ready-to-use training material on key governance pillars needed to implement the 2030 Agenda.
 
Within this context, we are planning to pilot test in the Arab region two of its toolkits, namely one on Changing Mindsets in Public Institutions and another on Institutional Capacities for Policy Coherence.
 
The Online Training Workshop on “Changing Mindsets and Strengthening Governance Capacities for Policy Coherence in the Arab region” is organized by the UN DESA in cooperation with UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA).
 
Through testing these Governance-specific toolkits, this Training Workshop aims at raising awareness and developing capacities among senior public officials from the Arab region on the need for effective institutional arrangements for holistic policy coherence. It also aims at highlighting the importance of changing mindsets and key competencies needed for effective policy coherence. The training will feature guest speakers, interactive activities, group discussions and innovative practices for peer-to-peer learning. Furthermore, this workshop provides the opportunity to receive the participants’ feedback and input on these toolkits.


Online Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vc-6vrjguG9OqCslKagUL4emYD-VIFVWw

 

Concept Note and Agenda  


Session Guidance Notes


Bio of Speakers

 

PRESENTATION

 

Session 1 – Governance Capacities for Policy Coherence and Changing Mindsets for Sustainable Development

 

Presentation of the Curriculum on Governance for the SDGs by Ms. Adriana Alberti, Chief, PMCDU/DPIDG/UNDESA 


Presentation on Policy coherence: What, Why and How - Overview of the Toolkit on Governance Capacities and Institutional Arrangements for Policy Coherence by Ms. Veronique Verbruggen, Sr. Interregional Adviser, PMCDU/DPIDG/UNDESA

 

Session 2 – Planning and Systems Thinking


Presentation on Long term Planning and System Thinking: the need to develop, plan and monitor policies in an integrated manner by Ms. Thurid Hustedt, Professor of Public Administration and Management, Hertie School, Germany

 

Presentation on Addressing the Political Dimension of Policy Coherence by Mr. Rolf Alter, former Director Public Governance, OECD, Senior Fellow at the Hertie School, Germany

 

Presentation on The Importance of an Experimental Mindset to Implement the SDGs and Realize the Principles of the Agenda 2030 by Mr. Jesper Christiansen, Co-founder and Director at States of Change

 

Presentation on Leveraging a Systems-thinking Mindset by Mr. James Landale, Head of content and partnerships for Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum (WEF) and Mr. Abhinav Chugh, Content and Partnerships Specialist, Strategic Intelligence, WEF

 

Presentation on Common Arab Regional Job Competencies Framework for Senior Public Servants by Mr. Karam Karam, Senior Regional Advisor on Governance and Peacebuilding, Emerging and Conflict related Division, UN ESCWA

 

Videos

Systems thinking: a cautionary tale (cats in Borneo)

 

World Economic Forum | Strategic Intelligence

 

 

Session 3 – Cross-Governmental and Inter-Ministerial Collaboration

 

Presentation on Gaps and Challenges in Promoting Cross-ministerial Collaboration by Mr. Louis Meuleman, Member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA)

 

Presentation on Exploring a Leadership Mindset (activity included) by Mr. Jesper Christiansen, Co-founder and Director at States of Change

 

Presentation on Digital skills for Institutional Interoperability by Mr. Georges Lobo, DIGIT D.2 – Interoperability, European Commission

 

Presentation on Creating an Evidenced-based Mindset:  Implementing an Evidence-based Mindset by Mr. David Alzate, Senior Policy Associate at J-PAL and Ms. Hana Lakhdar, Senior Manager, at J-PAL


Presentation by Ms. Diana Alarcón González, Chief of Policy Development, Mexico City Government

 

Presentation by Mr. Sherman Tan, Desk Officer (Climate Change & Sustainable Development), International Organisations Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore


Session 4 – Stakeholders Engagement

 

Presentation on Discussion of the Gaps, Challenges and Strategies of Multi-stakeholder Engagement (based on the readiness assessment) by Ms. Marja Innanen, Chief Officer, Deputy Secretary General National Commission on Sustainable Development, Finland

 

Presentation on Case study on Changing Mindsets through Empathy-building: Bangladesh by Mr. Aslam Alam,  Chairman and Executive Director, Bangladesh Institute for Information Literacy and Sustainable Development, Bangladesh

 

Overview of the Toolkit on Governance Capacities and Institutional Arrangements for Policy Coherence

 

Stakeholder Engagement: Participation and the 2030 Agenda


FINAL REPORT

 

CONTACT INFORMATION  


For Substantive Matters:
Ms. Stefania Senese, Programme Management Officer
UNDESA Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Email: senese@un.org

 

Ms. Veronique Verbruggen, Senior Interregional Advisor
UNDESA Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Email: verbruggen2@un.org

 

For Administrative Matters:
Ms. Rosanne Greco, Programme Assistant
UNDESA Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government
Email:  grecor@un.org

 

Owned by Rosanne Greco On Tuesday, December 29, 2020