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SDG Cities: Effective Local Institutions Track: Training on Diagnostic Tools

Michelle Tan


date June 30, 2022 | 10:00 - 12:45
Multifunction Hall Room 10
Global CEO Alliance (GCEOA)
TE 42


SDG Cities aims to support 1000 cities accelerate their achievement of SDGs, and positively impact on 1 billion lives, by offering a systematic way to support cities becoming sustainable and resilient. This global initiative does this by supporting an inter-connected process of data analysis, strategic planning and impact project identification, development and financing. In parallel, it strengthens local institutions in key areas of data management, governance, planning, financing, and service delivery, as foundations for urban transformation as per the New Urban Agenda.

The New Urban Agenda (NUA) provides guidance in planning, design, finance, development, governance and management to address both the challenges and opportunities of urbanization. Frequently, drivers of sustainable urban development are lacking: These include multi-level, inclusive urban governance, effective legal frameworks, long-term and integrated urban and territorial planning, well-functioning municipal financing systems, and equitable infrastructure development.

This session will bring together speakers from Global CEO Alliance (GCEOA), who have been supporting the development of the diagnostic tools in collaboration with UN-Habitat to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GCEOA will train cities on the use of the planning, governance, and mobility diagnostic tools for informed decision making at the city level. Participants will be offered the opportunity to test the system after the training takes place.  


This training session aims to:

  • Showcase and present the diagnostic tools, including the urban planning, governance, own source revenue and basic urban services delivery
  • Demonstrate how the diagnostic tools facilitate the achievement of SDGs in cities and allow for progress tracking
  • Train on the use of diagnostic tools in collaboration with Global CEO Alliance (GCEOA)
  • Communicate on the importance and benefits of using digital tools in achieving equitability and accessibility to all 
  • Create city awareness on how key institutional capacity building drives sustainability

Session speakers

Dyfed Aubrey
Inter-regional Adviser
James Donovan
CEO and Chairman
ADEC Innovations and GCEOA
Johanna Bautista
Project Manager
Global CEO Alliance
Samuel Njuguna
National Officer on Urban Law and Governance
Yassine Mousanjidi
Architect and Urban Designer, Consultant
Janene Tuniz
Associate Urban Mobility Officer
Lennart Fleck
Municipal Finance and Local Economic Development Officer at the United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Dennis Mwaniki
Spatial Data Expert at UN-Habitat’s Data and Analytics
Nao Takeuchi
Waste Management Expert