Integrated Approaches to Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support for the SDGs

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations Development Programme

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Length
2 days
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

Practical ways to support UN country teams and Member States in implementing and accelerating the 2030 Agenda, using the MAPS approach.

Topics

Sustainable Development Goals
2030 Agenda
Breaking the silos

About this course

What’s the MAPS approach?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development speaks to the core mandate and values of the UN system, including promoting and encouraging respect for human rights for all. UN entities are brokering relevant knowledge and technical assistance on sustainable development challenges, opportunities and solutions with the aim of advancing progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Sustainable Development Group’s joint Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) approach provides an umbrella framework for such support (with data, accountability and partnerships as supporting pillars) to enable UN country teams and Resident Coordinators to better support governments in delivering on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

This e-learning course on MAPS for the 2030 Agenda is a joint initiative between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the International Labour Organization (ILO). The course has been developed under the UN Sustainable Development Group’s Task Team on Integrated Policy Support, and aims to equip policy practitioners with a common understanding of the MAPS approach. The course is open to staff members and partners of the United Nations with an interest in learning about how countries can accelerate efforts to achieve the SDGs through coherent and integrated policy efforts.

What’s an SDG Accelerator?

An SDG accelerator is a “leverage point” or a “critical pathway” within a development system, which when positively influenced, can lead to accelerated progress and transformational change in the state of the system. Accelerators have interlinkages across economic, social and environmental domains in a development setting. Interventions in these accelerator domains can unleash rapid progress across different SDGs and targets at the same time.

For more information, please contact the interagency MAPS project team at maps.team@undp.org

Target audience

Experts from across the UN development system, at the headquarters, regional and country levels, who are involved in country-level integrated SDG support, including through MAPS engagements, UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks or Joint SDG Fund initiatives.

Learning objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the MAPS approach and how it is applied;
  • Plan and implement a MAPS engagement;
  • Deploy core tools and approaches to SDG mainstreaming, acceleration and policy support.