Mastering Public Policy for the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda and SDGs

SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP SERIES

Part One (Concepts, methodologies and policy formulation)
Part Two (Industry visits and practice)
Part Three (Global experiences, lessons learned and countries-specific cases)

Facilitators 
Prof Allam Ahmed, President World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD)
Hon. Dr. Gale Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Government of Saint Lucia
Prof. Ronald McQuaid, Professor of Work and Employment, University of Stirling, UK
Prof. John Adams, Professor of Economics and Former Director of the China-EU Research Centre, UK
Prof. Farida Fortune, Head of Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences, Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Dr. Sherine Ghoneim, Acting Managing Director and Director of Communications & Policy Outreach, Economic Research Forum, Egypt
Dr. Rabie SaidiLead Data Scientist, UniProt, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
Prof. Wafaa Saleh, Professor of Transport Engineering, Transport Research Institute/School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Mohamed Elhag, Managing Director P3 Transform, UK
Prof. Amal Babiker, Director UNESCO Chair for Women in Science and Technology, Sudan
Dr. Rawad Hammad, Lecturer in Computer Science and Digital Technologies, University of East London, UK
Eng. Walied Abdelrahman Elbashir, Founder & CEO, Inbound L.L.C., UAE

The Masterclass has been designed to introduce a variety of fundamental perspectives on public policy analysis and formulation to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The programme aims to discuss and explore the various approaches and different ways that can contribute to policy analysis, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.(watch the Arabic version of the video)

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs. The programme will critically address the question of how countries can achieve the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda; it will also provoke forward thinking on developing new methods and approaches to suit the challenges and opportunities of this new era of digital revolution. These new approaches call for actions to create different appropriate ways of doing things and of doing new things that will be essential to solve our future problems and help in the implementation of the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda. A systematic search for opportunities is important for helping to ameliorate the many problems facing countries. We must therefore produce, consume and organise ourselves differently. However, until the late 1960s, in most developed and emerging countries, the state has been the major sector responsible for promoting economic and social development. Therefore, in addition to the public sector, the programme will recognise the role of the private sector together with the public sector (please refer to the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) 2018 report on the Role of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Implementation of Agenda 2030 for more details and recommendations). The aim of the programme is to strengthen the role of both public and private sectors in achieving the UN 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda. Furthermore, according to the recent report by JIU 2019 titled “Strengthening the policy research uptake in service of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, achieving the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda also requires evidence-based policies and planning at every level; therefore the programme will also include substantial components on evidence-based research and policy planning. More importantly, the JIU 2016 report Knowledge Management in the United nations System, identified the important contribution of Knowledge Management (KM) to the implementation of the new holistic and collaborative approach on which the 2030 Agenda is based. JIU argued that knowledge can be the most natural integrative factor system-wide and for all stakeholders in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

What will you learn
  • Discuss the global challenges and the succession of revolutions (industrialisation, information and globalisation) facing all countries across the world.
  • Understanding the sustainability journey in the UN,  the 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs, targets and indicators.
  • Discuss the challenges governments face in their various efforts to implement the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.
  • Acquire the essential knowledge and relevant social science concepts and theories required for any public policy formulation to implement the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.
  • Learn how to formulate public policies for the implementation of the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda and how policies for the overall 2030 Agenda are made.
  • Find new ways of thinking and problem-solving including working and influencing dynamics in organisations, effective team and network development.
  • Learn how to manage various public policy initiatives using a unique Digital Program Delivery such as Cuberous to ensure digitally enabled transformation for SD in your country.
  • During the programme, senior executives and high potential leaders from all over the world will discover new dimensions in leadership and management practices to help them lead their organisations/countries initiatives to implement the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.

Benefits for employers

  • Understand evolving international requirements for achieving the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.
  • The opportunity for employers to showcase their role in different fields.
  • After completion of the programme, participants (supported by their tutor) will be required to write a report describing what they have learnt and what is particularly relevant to their employers. They will be given the choice to focus on one single perspective or to build a hybrid model that will help their employers to achieve their strategic and tactical goals. This will help reassure the employers of the benefits of the programme and help consolidate managers’ understanding.

Programme structure

  • The programme will be facilitated by the best experts from all over the world; it will provide participants within the public and private sectors worldwide with the best scientific and management solutions to achieve the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.
  • There will be an activity or set of activities for each session. These will be designed to help you engage with the introduction to the theories explored within the programme.
  • Your tutor will be on hand to guide you through the programme and will expect you to bring personal experience and reflection on the topics covered.
  • Group work will be required for participants to engage in the programme. Such activity allows participants to embed the new knowledge within their experience through active discussion and challenge.

Course material

Included in the workshop fee, the following learning materials will be provided:

Registration

The masterclass will be delivered via video conferencing facilities from London. To register for the workshop please contact Janet Snow at: janet.snow@wasd.org.uk.