National Capacity Development Workshop

A National Capacity Development Workshop was organized by the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) in collaboration with the Jordanian Women’s Union (JWU) on January 15th & 16th 2018 in Jordan.

The workshop aimed at helping the local actors (trade unions, employer’s organizations and civil society organizations) to get acquainted with the economic, social, legal and organizational content and practices of social dialogue and its institutional challenges.

The workshop involved a discussion on the increasing capacity related to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through a training manual on SDGs produced by ANND. Following an introduction to sustainable development and the global agenda, including the presentation of the manual geared towards NGOs, TUs, and MPs, the discussion focused on the situation in the two countries. The sessions began with an introduction and background on SDGs, followed by a discussion of the human rights approach to Agenda 2030. The next session tackled development partnerships, development financing, and mobilizing local resources. The second day focused more on the local context, tackling the realities of development and human rights, the main challenges related to public policies, the role of CSOs, and how to benefit from the Agenda 2030 process.