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1 12 – 13 November 2009 Governance Unit Presentation at the 48 th session of the UNITAR Board of Trustees Meeting

2 2 Some ants can carry objects up to 50 times their own weight! UNITAR, like a small ant in the UN System, carries much more weight by doing things that are relevant beyond size! such as…

3 DPA Annual Retreat UNOSAT’s emergency and recovery response Chair of the Global Migration Group DPKO Annual Retreat 3 Relevance Beyond Size UNSG Annual Retreat SRSGs Annual Seminar PCP elimination in North Korea Geneva Lecture Series Access to Basic Services Guidelines

4 4 UNITAR – Mandate To carry out a wide range of training programmes in the field of peace and security as well as social, environment and economic development. To carry out result-oriented research, in particular, research on and for training and to develop pedagogical materials including distance learning training packages, work books, as well as softwares and video training packs. To establish and strengthen cooperation with other inter- governmental organizations, faculties and academic institutions, in particular for the development of research and training activities. To conduct training programmes in multilateral diplomacy and international cooperation for diplomats accredited to the United Nations and national officials involved in work related to United Nations activities. Much more responsibilitythaninstitutions bigger than UNITAR Much more responsibility than institutions bigger than UNITAR Relevance Beyond Size

5 Governance Unit

6 6 Quick numbers Number of activities* *2009 figures are projected based on activities programmed. Total 103 Total 131

7 7 Quick numbers Number of beneficiaries* *2009 figures are projected based on historical performance Total 7564Total 7466

8 8 Quick numbers Types of activities

9 9 Training locations Locations for face2face activities (biennium) In 26 Countries Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, P.R. China, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, South Arica, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Togo, Uruguay, UK, USA, Vietnam

10 10 Beneficiaries Beneficiaries by region for e-Learning courses 2008 Latin America and the Caribbean 9% Africa 58% Asia and the Pacific 17% Europe 10% North America 2% Middle East 4% From 72 Countries

11 11 Beneficiaries Beneficiaries by region for e-Learning courses 2009 Latin America and the Caribbean 27% Africa 50% Asia and the Pacific 15% Europe 4% North America 1% Middle East 4% From 112 Countries

12 e-Learning: institutional feedback Beneficiaries

13 13 Governance Unit Team Babar Kamal Manager Michael Adalla Specialist Andreas Schmalz Associate Prog. Officer Other collaborators Public Finance and Trade Programme Marielza Oliveira, Associate Director for Governance Local Development Programme Lilia Naas Manager Philippe Athanassiou Specialist Léontine Kanziemo -Tollo, Specialist Olivier Fruchaud Associate Prog. Officer Other collaborators E-governance programme Akiko Pérona Specialist Lawrence Boms and team The Port Harcourt Project Office (PHPO) CIFAL Centres

14 14 How can so much be done with so little??? We ADD VALUE !

15 15 Value-added 1.Highest quality standards in-house expertise on pedagogical and methodological processes 2.Break barriers to training / capacity development In e-Learning and in face2face 3.Access to contents previously inaccessible Content and institutional partnerships 4.Contextualize the learning experience Local solutions to local challenges

16 16 1. Highest quality standards e-Learning pedagogical and methodological process Before (preparing a course)  UNITAR identifies partner institutions / experts.  UNITAR provides technical / pedagogical expertise and technological platform.  UNITAR markets course and manages participant applications.

17 17 1. Highest quality standards e-Learning pedagogical and methodological process During (conducting a course)  UNITAR liaises with all course stakeholders.  UNITAR calibrates the learning experience.  UNITAR monitors knowledge- sharing.  UNITAR answers technical / pedagogical queries.

18 18 1. Highest quality standards e-Learning pedagogical and methodological process After (following-up)  UNITAR assesses course outcomes and integrates feedback.  UNITAR dispatches certificates.  UNITAR discusses lessons learnt with partners/ experts.

19 19 Participant testimonials “The five weeks study on Global Financial Governance was very valuable not only in terms of self-fulfillment but also in networking with international counterparts. The lessons learned in public finance and debt management will assist me greatly in providing assistance on my project here in Palestine” Mr. Kenneth Barden Senior Consultant West Bank/Gaza Development Project / Modernizing Financial Institutions The Louis Berger Group, Inc Ramallah, Palestine “UNITAR's e-learning programme on negotiating financial transactions was innovative and in my opinion very successful. …The great thing about UNITAR‘s e-learning initiative is the door it opens for continuous learning, fostering exchange of knowledge globally, dissemination of reliable and quality information, and best of all bringing knowledge and the opportunity of self- improvement right to my doorstep…” Ms. Lesley Dodoo Legal Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning Ghana

20 1.Self Assessment and peer review 2. Knowledge sharing / best practices 3. Building Partnerships 4. Action plan 5. Follow up CityShare methodology

21 21 1. Highest quality standards CityShare example – “local solutions to local challenges” Source: Photo by Nicholas John Nakis Phnom Penh (Cambodia)Makati (the Philippines) Source: must-see-metropol-part-1/comment-page-1/ A City-to-City cooperation project on solid waste management: Makati and San Fernando were chosen as resource partners who support Phnom Penh, a beneficiary city, by giving advices on how to practice 3Rs (re-use, reduce and recycle) and community mobilization.

22 22 Participant testimonials Ms. Nawal, Abu Dhabi, UAE Gender Equality workshop participant Ms. Niambi Jarvis, Office of Women's Policy and Initiatives, Washington DC, USA Gender Equality workshop participant “Doing the gender equality training exercise gave us a good view on where our government stands on the practice and it created a better understanding of the best practices regarding gender equality. In addition to that, it helped us to find the practices that need some improvements, and gave us an idea on how to reach the highest standards in those practices” “(the CityShare self- assessment) framework enabled me to pinpoint quickly and precisely what the issues are”

23 23 1. Highest quality standards CityShare methodology – Digital Local Agenda workshop example River diagram Self-assessment matrix Partnership map

24 24 e-Learning e-Learning by its very nature, is learning ‘anytime, anywhere, by anyone’ – thus it goes ‘beyond borders.’ e-Learning eliminates borders in terms of: geographic location time zone scheduling requirements pace of study cost constraints travel limitations But also: Institutions implementing cost-cutting measures can benefit from cost-effective training through e-Learning. Institutions dealing with an accelerated pace of change may require more employees to gain skills faster than ever before, and an e-Learning solution can accomplish that. 2. Break barriers to training / capacity development

25 25 2. Break barriers to training / capacity development Face2face Overcoming constraints: local needs/local solutions Limited exposure: draw from global experience “expand the universe” Abstract knowledge: draw from the concrete experiences provided by international partners and similar cities Top-down approach: take a bottom-up approach based on defined local needs Inputs-outputs: outcomes and impact measurement Limited to expanded network

26 26 3. Making content accessible Content partnerships Content Didactics or pedagogical approach Technology UNITAR Partner Private sector Public sector (Upcoming)

27 27 4. Contextualize the learning experience Public Finance and Trade training course Topics developed that relate to practitioners’ current challenges Content modules developed with country / regional examples Local mentors and tutors used in global e-Learning Group work allows for contextualizing courses Diversification of languages used for online training

28 28 4. Contextualize the learning experience Local Development Programme - CIFAL Centres CIFAL= International Training Centre for Local Authorities/Actors There are 10 CIFAL Centres around the world (as of November 2009), who deliver training courses in cooperation with UNITAR on various topics to enhance local capacity.

29 29 4. Contextualize the learning experience e-Governance workshop Technical visit to local e-government facilities/services

30 30 So… what is next???

31 UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Effective Public Debt Management Global Financial Governance Techniques de négociation Future plans What do we have now? Micro-Hydro Power Autonomie financière des collectivités locales: strategies et outils d'aide à la mobilisation des ressources Public Service reform (a Participatory approach) Participatory Approaches for Strengthening Community Development Associations in Abia State Local Authority Climate Change Leadership International Seminar Sustainable Transportation Systems United Cities and Local Government of Africa Congress The Integral Administration of Water Resources and the Role of Local Collectivities International Technical Capacity Development in GIS and Satellite imagery Negotiation of Financial Transactions Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Introductory Course Understanding International Contracts and Loan Agreements Fundamentals of the Derivative Markets Técnica y Práctica en la Negociación Internacional Governance in Urban Sanitation Third International Water Forum: Climate Change and Variability Food Security Occupational Health & Safety Micro-Hydro Power Waste Management Successful Organic Production and Export Digital Local Agenda Fundamentals of Capital Market Development & Regulation Introduction to International Intellectual Property Law Environmental education and urban challeges Eco-Industrial Parks Smartcity ICT Conference & Expo Retrofitting you Home Effective Public Debt Management Preparing and Conducting Services Negotiations Sustainable Islands- Towards a Low Carbon Economy Strategies for Local Economic Development Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution - Introductory Course Mobilité urbaine et planification des transports dans les collectivités locales africaines Les relations intergouvernementales et la décentralisation financière pour l'Afrique francophone Fundamentals of the Money Market Gender Equality & The MDGs Local Economic Empowerment Development Strategies Services financiers et développement Strengthening Peace Building, Re- integration and Reconciliation in Delta and Rivers States Basic Course on Public Debt Management Transition Towns for Local Authorities Capital Market Development & Regulation - Advanced Course Cross-Cultural Negotiation Environmental profile in the Niger Delta Region Improving Water Governance for Better Water Services Delivery. Learning and Sharing Experiences Negotiating for Conflict and Dispute Resolution nt Introducción al Derecho Internacional de la Propiedad Intelectual Drafting and Negotiating Clauses of Loan Agreement New challenges for public space management: Governance of public spaces International Negotiations: Practical Skills and Techniques Negociación para la Resolución de Conflictos y Disputas Low and Zero Carbon Housing- Retrofitting and New Build Design Audit of Public Debt Steering Committee CIFAL Global Network International Trade Regulation Fundamentals of Risk Management Legal Aspects of Public Debt Management Communication et Sensibilisation: Outils d'accompagnement pour une gestion efficiente des déchets dans les villes africaines Fundamentals of Capital Market Development & Regulation Training and Action Workshop on Climate and Disaster Resilience in Asian Coastal Cities Solar Energy and Heat Pumps- Responding to the Climate Change UNEP FI Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Americas Award for Excellence in Public Service Intellectual Property Policy and Development Fundamentals of Capital Market Development and Regulation Participatory Approaches for Strengthening Community Development Associations in Delta and Edo States Fundamentals of Corporate Governance Sustainable Solid Waste Management in the Asia-Pacific Region Trade Finance Infrastructure Development Environmental profile in the Niger Delta Region Integrated Urban policies and coexistence in Latin American Cities, Urban services and Inclusion Millennium Development Goals and Debt Management Fundamentals of the Bond Market Integrated Urban Planning for Sustainable Urban Management Woodfuel: Responding to the Climate Change Challenge Fundamentos del Mercado de Capitales: Desarrollo y Regulación Urban Planning and Regeneration: Key to Tackling Climate Change e-Governance workshop Accords de partenariat économique entre les pays ACP et l’Union européenne Sustainable Urban Transport Audit de la gestion de la dette publique Local Governments and the Development Goals Cities, safety and citizenship: urbanism as a tool of integration and development Capital Market Development and Regulation - Advanced Local Governments and Climate Change The Settlement of Disputes under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Global Crisis: Governance Challenges and Ways Forward Scotland’s Hydrogen Future- Building a Sustainable Economy through Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution - Foundation Course Fundamentals of Anti-Money Laundering: International Standards and Compliance Issues Informal Settlement Development in Cities Becoming an E-Tutor Debt Rescheduling with the Paris Club Auditing Public Debt Management Municipal Governance, Resource Mobilization and Public Participation Integrated Urban Planning for Sustainable Urban Development Enjeux strategiques de la planification urbaine: methodologie et outils d'élaboration des plans de développement" locaux International Players in Public Finance and Debt Management Problematique foncière et gestion des quartiers péripheriques dans les villes africaines Fundamentals of the Foreign Exchange Market Technical Capacity Training in Petroleum Development and Operations International Guidelines for Access to Basic Services for All Measuring the Progress of Societies – statistics, knowledge and policy: understanding societal change -

32 32 Future plans What are the gaps? What are our solutions? Internal Growing need for homogeneous expertise on conceptual framework (SHD) Internal Staff training to strengthen conceptual framework base Weak internal linkages Review of product portfolio to “embed” concepts Strengthen linkages between programmes, and with other units

33 33 Future plans What are the gaps? What are our solutions? External Limited ability to reach out External Consolidate CIFAL Network: better regional coverage, focus on mid- sized cities, linkages with other UNITAR networks, implementation of guidelines, network support services Additional course languages (Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, more Spanish) Deploy a mobile learning platform

34 34 Future plans What are the gaps? What are our solutions? External New demand External Re-tool e-Governance program Expand capacity development on Migration New activities on Basic Services provision Introduce courses on Science, Technology and Innovation We will surely be busy in the next biennium! New courses in economic development

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