As part of ALGA’s of short-term continuous training offer to colleges, ALGA, with the support and mobilization of its partners, namely the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) – UCLG Learning, The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and MILE, as anchoring institutes of ALGA, organized a training of trainers workshop on Localizing the SDGs and Territorial Planning – April 24-26 in Accra, Ghana, dedicated to enable and capacitate African participants.
The main objective was to train a third cohort of trainers from Ghana and the other African Regions on localizing the SDGs and territorial planning and the purpose of the mission was to disseminate this training offer in Africa.
The Training of Trainers program on localizing SDGs and territorial planning aimed to:
- Provide a space for learning, sharing and exchanging experiences and best practices in order to raise the level of awareness and advocacy for local actors in the SDG ownership, localization process and territorial planning.
- Propose strategies and tools that facilitate the effective participation of local and regional governments in the process of implementing policies, plans and strategies for achieving SDGs;
- Develop the methodology for determining targets and indicators to measure the impact of actions at the local level;
- Provide tools and didactic materials to disseminate the dynamic of localizing the SDGs.
The session took place over three days of residential training. The training of trainers’ curriculum alternated the theoretical input phases with practical exercises, group work and simulation.