Aimed at transferring practical skills and knowledge in specific areas related to the WUF 10 theme: Cities of opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation, the training sessions will equip participants with the know how and tools to address development challenges in the context of dynamic cultural shifts and rapid technological innovation.



Organizations involved in training including UN agencies, international and national training institutions, academic think tanks, universities, government bodies, capacity building institutions and other stakeholders are invited to organize training sessions at WUF10.

Each training session lasts three hours, with 30-50 participants. Audio/visual systems, podiums, interpreters’ booths and interpretation equipment for training events will be provided at no cost to organizers. However, requests for interpretation services must be made in advance and are paid for by organizers.

Costs associated with travel and accommodation for facilitators, as well as preparation and distribution of training material will be borne by respective organizers. The WUF10 Secretariat will coordinate logistics such as venue bookings and registration of participants.



To ensure balance and equal opportunity for all applicants, organizations are limited to hosting ONE training event each.

Applications to host training events will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Thematic relevance and linkages to the WUF 10 theme - Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation WUF10 concept paper
  • Content and quality of training offered and corresponding methodologies and tools.
  • Approaches to mobilization of participation that optimize uptake of training events.
  • Capacity to deliver results-based, objective and measurable training outcomes.
  • Proposed methodologies for evaluation and monitoring of outcomes.
  • Gender balance in the composition of facilitators.
  • Level of participation by representatives of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and inclusion of experiences from LDCs.
  • Participation of applicant in previous WUFs.
  • Language of instruction.

Selected applicants will be required to submit reports to the WUF10 Secretariat. Further information of reporting modalities will be provided to selected applicants.




31 July 2019

Call for proposals for training events is published on the WUF 10 website and the information is shared with UN-Habitat partners, other organizations and wider public

31 October 2019

Deadline for submissions of applications for WUF 10 training events

From 20 November 2019

Announcement of results to selected training providers

Until 28 November 2019

Deadline for training providers to confirm their participation and commit to implementing the event (within 7 days of receiving the letter of acceptance)

Until 5 December 2019

Deadline for submission of training event outlines to be published on the WUF 10 website (within 7 days of confirming participation)

3 February 2020

Deadline for expression of interest for prospective participants/trainees

10-12 February 2020

WUF 10 training events take place

11-13 February 2020

Deadline for submissions of the summary training reports (within 24 hours of the training event)

19 February 2020

Deadline for submissions of extended training reports