Event:Expert Consultation on Knowledge and Capacity Needs for Sustainable Development in Post-Rio+20 Era
|Event:Expert Consultation on Knowledge and Capacity Needs for Sustainable Development in Post-Rio+20 Era|
|Country||Korea, Republic of|
|Summary||The Consultation will bring together senior policy-making experts representing governments and a broad spectrum of organisations to develop a framework for action that meets the knowledge and capacity|
The Consultation will bring together senior policy-making experts representing governments and a broad spectrum of organisations to develop a framework for action that meets the knowledge and capacity needs of the post-Rio+20 era, and in a format that fosters a multi-stakeholder dialogue.
This Consultation is being organised by UNOSD in partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Korea Environment Institute, and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD).
For more information: http://www.unosd.org/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=9&menu=229
There have been a number of initiatives over the past decades providing sustainability knowledge and capacity building. Yet mapping out resources and gaps, monitoring changes, assessing and channelling feedback from policy makers on such diverse sources remains difficult. Recently, several green economy platforms, programmes, conferences and training initiatives have also been launched, quickly compounding the challenge of mapping and understanding who does what and how. To address this challenge and fill the facilitation gap, UNOSD is organising an Expert Consultation on Building Knowledge and Capacity for Sustainable Development in post Rio+20 Era, together with partner institutions.
In addition to providing an initial mapping of sustainability knowledge assets, activities and actors, the Consultation will explore what technical and policy knowledge and capacities are needed to foster transition towards sustainability by: (i) taking stock of adequacy of existing knowledge and capacity building models, platforms and initiatives contributing towards sustainability transition; (ii) examining how Member States and other stakeholders could make best use of available resources and platforms to meet their knowledge and capacity needs; (iii) assessing needs and gaps in knowledge and capacity for advancing sustainable development in post-Rio context; and (iv) facilitating communication and collaboration between knowledge providers and users