Online Workshop: UN DESA & UNCDF - Infrastructure Asset Management
Objective of the Workshop
Local and regional government officials in developing countries, as well as central government representatives, partners and other stakeholders, are invited to attend the 2021 UN Online Solutions Dialogues (OSDs) on Infrastructure Asset Management. From February to April, UN DESA and UNCDF will deliver a 3-part virtual workshop series introducing key concepts of infrastructure asset management to three regional audiences in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective is to raise awareness and create a common understanding of asset management at local and national levels.
The three thematic rounds are: (1) Introduction to Asset Management, (2) Data for Asset Management and (3) Crisis-Resilient Asset Management, each building on the last. Individuals who attend all three rounds will receive a certificate of participation. Successful participation and certification will provide the opportunity for cities and regions to apply for further technical assistance, including via the International Municipal Investment Fund-Technical Assistance Facility. The OSDs offer participants a lively and collaborative environment in which to learn asset management concepts and apply them to their own local, regional and national contexts. Each two-day workshop will last about 3.5 hours per day and comprise short live/video lectures, interactive exercises and time to reconvene and discuss in the plenary. Exercises will be conducted using virtual breakout rooms in Zoom.
The content of the OSDs will largely draw from the upcoming UN/DESA-UNCDF publication Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development: A Handbook for Local and National Governments, which will be freely available beginning 1 February. Handbook translations into Bangla, French, Nepali, Spanish and Swahili to come. Existing tools that have been piloted in Bangladesh, Nepal, Tanzania and Uganda – the Asset Management Diagnostic Tool and Action Plans – are available here.
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