Aug 20-24, 2018 / Sri Lanka
Practitioner-to-Practitioner Study Visit on Strengthening Capacities of Public Administration in Island States
The Study Visit will be co-organized by the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), through its Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN ISDR) and the United Nations in Sri Lanka. It will be hosted by the Government of Sri Lanka, through the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development of Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The overall theme of the Study Visit focuses on follow up and implementation of the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development outcomes and its theme on "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies". The Study Visit aims to strengthen South-South cooperation, drawing on differentiated pathways to resilience and SDG achievement based on specificities of each country. The study visit will bring together government officials from Island States, especially Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in the Asia and Pacific and Eastern African regions. The target audience is officials specializing in planning, financing, monitoring and implementing the SDGs especially in areas of resilience and policy coherence.