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IAEA Training Course on Capacity Building for SDG7

10 Jul 2018
New York, USA

The IAEA will host a training course entitled, “What is needed to make capacity building for SDG7 truly effective?” as part of SDGs Learning, Training and Practice side-event to be hosted during the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from 9 to 18 July in New York, USA. 

Organized by the Division for Sustainable Development, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the SDGs Learning, Training and Practice  is a series of capacity building and knowledge workshops, featuring speakers and experts from academia and other sectors on crucial topics related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The IAEA training course will focus on capacity building strategies for energy planning that integrate the multidimensional challenges associated with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The topical session with IAEA instructors will present key elements of the Agency’s capacity building framework for energy transformation, and associated challenges and lessons learned. Integrated energy systems analysis based on the Agency’s analytical tools will be showcased with hypothetical and real case studies. The training session will allow participants to understand the key elements of an effective capacity building framework for SDG7 as well as the utility and relevance of model-based scenario analysis for evidence based decision making.

Session topics will include:

  • Principles of capacity building and role in achieving the SDGs;
  • Importance of national country data collection and analysis;
  • Formulation of energy policies within a changing society;
  • Systematic problem formulation and identification of stakeholder roles;
  • Problem solving using an integrated suite of analytical tools;
  • Creation of regional and global capacity building networks; and
  • IAEA’s SDG 7 capacity building programmes and experience.

The course will be open to all participants attending HLPF.

IAEA Training schedule and location:

10 July 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 p.m.

Conference Room 5, United Nations Headquarters, New York, USA

SDGs Learning, Training and Practice

The programme of the HLPF SDGs Learning, Training and Practice week is available on sustainable development knowledge platform here.

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