Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development, Leadership, Gender and the Environment

In cooperation with UNEP and UNHABITAT

Date: March 1-24, 2021

Background

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by Member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda. As a member of the 'Global Sustainable Development Criteria' (GSTC) initiative, Israel is committed to the promotion of sustainable communities worldwide. MASHAV through its affiliate, the MCTC, together with the Gender Units of UN Environment and UNHABITAT facilitates the sharing of Israel, the United Nations and participants’ countries best practices and experiences regarding sustainable development and women's empowerment, especially concerning environmental development, community development, and leadership development.

Aims and topics

· To strengthen leadership capacity of women and youth as leaders of sustainable development

· To analyze gender equality issues and their relation to environmental management

· To provide skills and hands-on practices in community mobilization and project planning

· Interconnectedness of gender equality, community building, and the environment

· Gender mainstreaming in development · The linkage between gender and the environment

· Leadership and citizens participation · Urban governance and smart cities

· Sustainability and social aspects in urban planning

· Policies and models of green building, use of local resources and renewable energies

· Environmental education

Applicant’s Profile

The international workshop is designed for women and men community leaders, grassroots development officers, national and local government officers, non-governmental development practitioners, and women's organizations. Candidates are expected to have academic training or equivalent professional qualifications in relevant subject matter, with at least 5 years of practical experience. They should be presently engaged in promoting sustainable living in their communities. Good command of English is required.