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Unleashing the Power of the Private Sector in Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

When: 18 Feb-22 Mar 2019
Where: online
Apply by: 8 February 2019

This course introduces participants to the different types of private sector entities and demonstrates how strategically engaging with these entities can help implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It introduces participants to tools to identify common objectives to create shared value and emphasises the importance of mitigating risk. The course also reinforces the need for participants to advocate for placing sustainable development at the core of businesses and investing.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Benefit from an in-depth understanding of the imperative to engage with the private sector for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the concept of shared value;
  • Understand that the private sector is not a monolithic entity and how it can be engaged at every level, international, national and local;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of frameworks to design and tools to develop partnerships with the private sector;
  • Demonstrate an improved understanding of the importance of due diligence before pursuing engagements;
  • Be able to articulate the need for and advocate for more private sector engagement in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Target audience:
UN staff, especially partnership specialists and officers. Development practitioners from governments, civil society, academia and the private sector.

For more information and to apply, please follow the link.

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