This free, massive open online course (MOOC) is designed in the context of the preparation to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) as part of an effort to strengthen the capacities of Governments to engage in an effective and meaningful way with MGoS (Major Groups and other stakeholders) as they implement and review progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This e-learning course targets governmental officials but also other stakeholders such as UN staff, local governments, civil society, Major Groups, and others.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to get a certificate provided that they have met the certification requirements described in the “Certification and feedback” section.

This self-paced course, requiring around 10-12 hours of effort in total, is offered online by UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Learning Objectives

• To describe the rationale behind the need for Governments to engage with major groups and other stakeholders MGoS in formulating and reviewing SDG policies;
• To map key national stakeholders with a special focus on those who are the furthest behind;
• To assess the relevance of different models of engagement practiced by other countries as part of VNRs in their respective countries;
• To identify practical ways to engage with key national stakeholders, including. vulnerable groups, in the context of preparations for VNRs;
• To develop long-term strategies for ensuring continuous stakeholder engagement as part of regular national review processes for the SDGs.

Modules include: Understanding the need for stakeholder engagement in the 2030 Agenda at the national level, learning about approaches and tools for strengthening stakeholder engagement for the SDGs, and designing successful strategies for stakeholder engagement in national implementation and review processes for the 2030 Agenda.

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SDG Engagement MOOC from UNITAR