Sustainable Development Knowledge Platforms
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, member States have requested that ESCAP make widely available a wide range of knowledge and capacity development opportunities and resources related to the Sustainable Development Agenda. To fulfill that capacity building mission, ESCAP maintains a number of online knowledge platforms on sustainable development in collaboration with its partners and contributors. These knowledge platforms serve as online hubs of various partnerships in support of SDG implementation, host e-learning courses, and offer repositories of knowledge products on topics relevant to sustainable development. They include, but are not limited to, documentation of best practices, government and stakeholder innovations; progress and thematic reports; and support to partnerships through the resource facility and helpdesk.
Asia-Pacific Knowledge Platform for Sustainable Development
ESCAP in collaboration with its partners and contributors provides an on-line space, which will serve as a platform for various partnerships and expert networks in sharing knowledge on policy development to support SDG implementation. This platform is hosting the interactive e-learning courses, and offer repositories of knowledge products on topics relevant to sustainable development. The documentation of best practices, government and stakeholder innovations; progress and thematic reports; and successful support to partnerships is presented through the resource facility and the helpdesk.
Urban SDG Knowledge Platform
The Urban SDG Knowledge Platform is intended to support local action for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including through up-take and replication of successful initiatives and good practices, by providing a repository of policies, initiatives and good practices at the city level by municipal governments and other stakeholders, facilitating north-south, south-south, and triangular cooperation by linking cities that have developed specific policies, initiatives and good practices with other cities interested in replicating them. This would also facilitating regional follow-up and review implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by providing a platform for the meetings of local governments to share progress and lessons learned.