Current challenges of urbanization requires coordination that needs policy makers with particular skills. In order to gain these skills, capacity building is essential to achieve sustainable development and ensure planning and implementations are done following good practices and addressing at the same time the specificities of each region.
The Capacity Development sessions will aim to enhance different capacities that policy makers and practitioners require in order to successfully develop, implement, and monitor and evaluate a National Urban Policy. Organizers will engage participants both before and after the session in order to promote institutional change and the transfer of knowledge back to participant’s institutions following the Conference. Ultimately the sessions will aim to strengthen the capacity of policymakers to understand the opportunities and challenges of National Urban Policy in their country context and begin to understand how to develop, implement, and monitor and evaluate a National Urban Policy.
The participants will be divided in small groups where experts from UN Habitat, OECD and other organizations will lead capacity development sessions on specific topics regarding the development process of National Urban Policies. Details of the specific sessions will be released at a later date.