Second edition of the online Course "Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: Tools for Local Transformation"
The global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 has strongly impacted most of the countries of the world. It is causing serious consequences and setting new challenges difficult to achieve for all levels of administrations: national, regional and -particularly- local. In fact, these challenges were already included in the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now it has been exposed that achieving the SDG is the key to preserving our planet and guarantying the well-being of the entire population.
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 2030 Agenda provides a stable framework to guide the recovery process after the crisis, and thus be able to preserve the health and well-being of the population -while protecting the environment- with ambitious objectives guided by the principles of solidarity and cooperation.
In this sense, 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.