DESA and the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office for Namibia completed a three-day workshop on public policy development review, evaluation and coordination for officials of the National Planning Commission of Namibia. The Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) and Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) worked jointly to respond to the request for capacity building services from the Government of Namibia.
Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic curtailed travel of DESA staff and international resources persons, the workshop was held in a hybrid format. DSDG and DPIDG staff and international resource persons delivered content remotely, through a series of webinar-style training sessions. Other presentations will be delivered in person by local resource persons. Members of the UNCT participated actively as moderators and presenters. The workshop was distinguished by the active engagement of the participants.
The workshop is the first in a series of planned capacity building activities to organized with the NPC. The next phase of the project, to be agreed with NPC, is envisaged to cover in greater depth the application of approaches and tools for policy analysis, development, and monitoring and evaluation. The NPC identified the need for practical application and a further hands-on capacity support.
The workshop was funded by the UN Regular Programme for Technical Cooperation (RPTC), with additional support provided by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).