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Indian Institute of Public Administration – Sensitisation of senior policymakers on urban issues and strategies

By on August 30, 2016
Indian Institute of Public Administration

Contact name and title
Prof.KK Pandey, Coordinator Centre for Urban Studies


Title of activity
Sensitisation of senior policymakers on urban issues and strategies

Description of activity
The Indian Institute of Public Administration is a urban sector think tank in south Asia. We cover senior officers from India, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bangladesh under our capacity building programme .
The centre for urban studies has covered orientation of nearly 2000 officers and elected representatives in the year 2014-15 on urban issues covering Goal 11 with a particular focus on participatory funding,pro poor and sustainable delivery of services.
The participants included senior government officers from India,Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
We particularly discussed approaches on river conservation,revival of water bodies and application of areabased approaches.
One programme for Indian government officers lead to M Phill degree whereas others are short term certificate courses.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 targets relating to activity
11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

Main themes of this activity
Social Inclusion
Planning and Design
Capacity Development
Climate Change
Changes that took place as a result of this activity
It has benefitted a better implimentation of programmes and schemes.Greater awareness leading to more effective planning.
Distt collectors/mayors/other officers trained on waste management are implimenting the programmes more accurately
How the impact of the activity was measured
Assessment is done by govt of India.
Activities are part of govt programmes
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