Singapore-UNCRD-JICA Joint Training Programme: Africa Training Course on Urban and Regional Development Planning and Management: Fourth Phase
4 Apr 2011 - 5 Apr 2011
Civil Service College of Singapore

Background

The UNCRD Africa Office, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), organized training courses on “Urban and Regional Development Planning and Management” in 2008, 2009, and 2010, respectively. The principal objective of these training courses is to strengthen the national capacity of African countries for urban and regional development management. The training courses are implemented within the context of South-South cooperation towards enhanced development cooperation between Asian and African countries, through the exchange of experiences in urban and regional development planning. More importantly, the courses are designed and implemented to support African planners and urban managers to learn and draw relevant lessons from Singapore’s successful experiences in urban and regional development planning and management. Through these training courses, a number of regional planners and urban managers from several African countries have been trained. The previous three training courses were well-received by the participants, as indicated in the evaluation of the course and the feedback UNCRD has received from the course participants, which was later published in the UNCRD Alumni Newsletter. Satisfied with the impact and outcome of the previous training courses, UNCRD, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Government of Singapore, and JICA will jointly organize the fourth phase of the training course from 4 to 15 April 2011 at the Civil Service College of Singapore.

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