SIDE EVENT 1 Evidence-based policies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals: Promoting policy coherence for sustainable urban transformation in Ukraine
of the workshop is to strengthen national capacities for developing evidence-based policy-making for sustainable urban development with a focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development implementation on national and municipal levels.
The workshop will bring together representatives of the national and local governments of Ukraine, of UN agencies and other international organizations, national and international experts, representatives of NGOs and of academia.
The event consists of four interactive sessions
where experiences of activities supporting achieving the SDG 11 and other urban-related SDGs at national and local levels
in Ukraine will be discussed and practices in the development and use of data for sustainable urban development policies will be shared.
The workshop will have a special focus on promoting policy coherence across sectors at the international, national and local levels. The event will present several tools for the localization of the implementation of SDGs, including those related to innovative financing
and people-first Public-Private Partnerships
Description of the event
The first session will commence with the introduction
of the goal and objectives of the workshop. The “Sustainability Leadership Programme - localising SDGs in the Eastern Partnership countries
” will be introduced as a peer-learning opportunity focused on SDG localization for representatives of national and local governments of Ukraine and peers in the EaP.
The Second Session will discuss “Tools and approaches to implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the harmonization of urban policies at all levels”
. The ‘UNECE guidelines on policies for sustainable urban development’,
which feature several examples of approaches to evidence-based policy-making
considering various data needs in terms of data production, management and use of data will be presented.
The Third Session “City-level experiences of localizing SDGs”
will provide a platform for peer-to-peer learning between representatives of local governments of Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Sweden and Norway
. Together, they will exchange experiences in localizing the SDGs in their countries.
The third session will also include the Interactive Exercise “Policy coherence for sustainable urban development – mapping challenges and ways forward”.
The fourth session concludes the event with a discussion on next steps for the collaboration with the Government of Ukraine on sustainable urban development.
The link to register for the event: https://indico.un.org/e/ebp_kyiv2020