Capacity building and the new urban agenda

UNI: UN-Habitat's partnership with universities worldwideIn preparation for Habitat III,  the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taking place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17-20 October, UNI Habitat has published a position paper: Capacity Building and Knowledge Form the Foundation of the New Urban Agenda.  The paper notes that responding to the challenges of sustainable urban development requires strong institutions with the capacity to plan and manage development policies.  Implementing the New Urban Agenda and SDG11 will depend on knowledge development, capacity building, training and problem-solving education, city to city cooperation, peer to peer learning and different forms of knowledge and practice exchange. It calls for broad cooperation involving universities, training institutions, think tanks, development NGOs, communities of practice, donor organizations, and multilateral and bilateral development cooperation institutions.