UCLG Africa in UN-DESA Expert Group Meeting on Building Resilient and Responsive Public Administration by Enhancing Innovation
In the framework of her mission as a member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (2021-2025) and the preparation of the SDG Summit 2023, the Director of Development, Knowledge Management and the African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa, Dr. Najat Zarrouk, was invited by the Division of Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), to take part to the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on : “Enhancing Innovation to Build Resilient and Responsive Public Administration to Support the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – An SDGs Mid-Term Review Perspective”, on 7-8 September 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
During the EGM, the Representative of UCLG Africa contributed with a policy paper on: “Building and Anchoring an Enabling Environment based on Regulatory Frameworks Sensitive to Innovation and SDGs”.
In her presentation, Dr. Najat Zarrouk shared 3 key aspects: “The Innovation Gap in the Public Administration”, “The SDGs and the Pandemic of Covid-19 opened windows of opportunities for Public Administration Innovation” and “How can we promote, build, and anchor an enabling environment with regulatory frameworks sensitive to innovation and SDGs?”.
Read the presentation here.