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ECLAC Will Give Courses in Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala and Uruguay to Officials and Academics of the Region

22 June 2015|News

These training activities, which have the support of Spanish cooperation, will focus on prospective, digital government, planning and public leadership.

In August and September, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will give four courses oriented towards government officials and academics and researchers from the region’s countries on prospective, digital government, planning and public leadership, all with the support of Spanish cooperation.

The courses will be held in Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala and Uruguay by experts from ECLAC’s Latin American and Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES), in the framework of the Technical Cooperation Program between this United Nations regional organization and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) centered on capacity building for gender equality and improved public administration, for the period 2014-2016.

The first course, on prospective in Latin America and the Caribbean, will be given from August 17 to August 21 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia). It aims to explore this discipline’s theoretical foundations and its main practical tools while also studying relevant experiences derived from its implementation on various territorial levels. Registration will be open until July 26.

Another course will be given from August 24 to August 28, this time on digital government in the era of open government, in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). This training, which is accepting applications until August 2, seeks to offer a global overview of the concepts, tools and impact that the field of e-government and open government have had on the process of modernizing public management, which entails benefits for citizens, businesses and the public sector itself.

The course on planning, government and development will take place in La Antigua Guatemala from September 7 to September 11. The students who participate in this activity, which may be opted for until August 2, will analyze in-depth planning as a strategic-political resource that improves the efficacy of public management, by influencing processes of decision-making and of the design and implementation of public policies oriented towards regional countries’ development.

Finally, the course on public leadership for development with equality will be held in Montevideo (Uruguay) from September 14 to September 18. The objective of the course, which has an application deadline of July 31, is to provide a theoretical framework on this topic and offer tools for strengthening capacities on the dynamics of negotiation, communication, team work and managing networks in the region’s national and sub-national States and its local governments.

This is the tenth consecutive year in which ILPES offers these courses with the support of AECID. The program contemplates the awarding of 25 scholarships for each course to participants from all Latin American countries.