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Training for City Leaders. UN-HABITAT International Capacity Building Programme

By on May 2, 2018

Apply now to the Singapore – UN-HABITAT International Capacity Building Programme: 27-31 August 2018 in Singapore

Singapore and UN-HABITAT organize the 2nd edition of the International Leaders in Urban Governance Programme for Africa which will take place between 27-31 August 2018 in Singapore. Mayors, governors, heads of metropolitan regions and provincial governments, decision-makers, senior urban practitioners, and senior officials from rapidly urbanizing African cities are encouraged to apply. The inaugural programme in 2017 attracted 42 city leaders from 14 African cities.

The 5-day long urban governance programme seeks to strengthen the capacity of decision-makers in the areas of sustainable urbanization and improve knowledge on local finance, housing, urban planning and land management, mobility, the Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and the Singapore’s Liveability Framework. The programme is problem-solving oriented and provides an interactive learning experience that facilitates exchange of knowledge, best practices and peer-to-peer learning. Participants will get acquainted with Singapore’s urban transformation experience through technical visits and discussions with Singaporean experts.

Participants will receive support in the formulation, development and follow-up of action plans on the priority urban challenges for their respective cities. The programme will be enhanced by the participation of mentors and practitioners from the Government of Singapore and UN HABITAT.

This year programme will be held simultaneously with the Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) and the African High Level Ministerial Exchange Visit (AHLMEV), offering opportunities to strengthen ties and networks between Singapore and African countries, cities and business leaders.

The Government of Singapore will sponsor the costs of programme fees, as well as accommodation, per diem, hospitalization insurance, local airport transfers, and daily transfers to/from the training venue for the duration of the programme for accepted participants. Please note that participants will only be responsible for securing and covering the costs of their return airfare and visa fees.

The programme will be fully conducted in English. For further information on the programme and the list of eligible countries, please consult the programme brochure and application form.

To be considered, interested candidates should submit a completed application form and two completed PowerPoint presentations based on the attached templates to clarice_chow@mnd.gov.sg and nisha_sharda@mnd.gov.sg by 30 June 2018.

In case of further questions, please contact Ms. Nisha Sharda, Assistant Director, Centre for Liveable Cities (nisha_sharda@mnd.gov.sg) and Ms. Zuzana Vuova, Capacity Development Unit, UN Habitat (zuzana.vuova@un.org).

Download the 2018 SG UNiLUGP brochure here

Download the 2018 SG UNiLUGP application form here

Download the PowerPoint Template 1 (Urban Challenge Concept Paper Summary) here

Download the PowerPoint Template 2 (Best Urban Practice) here

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