Training of trainers

What is Training of Trainers?

UCLG, as facilitator of the Global Taskforce, has developed a series of modules and training sessions together with UNDP-ART and UN-Habitat, concentrating on different issues related to the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Training of Trainers methodology was developed to provide local and regional governments, as well as their national associations and local actors, a practical guide to implementing the SDGs.

UCLG Training of Trainers has two main objectives:

  1. To train trainers and consolidate a UCLG learning and facilitators community.
  2. To identify focal points on the UCLG regional sections that would be responsible for multiplying the SDG localization trainers locally.


How does Training of Trainers work in practice?

In our Training of Trainers sessions we use the UCLG Learning modules as a basis either to train new trainers who will subsequently join the UCLG Learning and facilitators community, or to provide further training for community members. The trainings provide an introduction to the localization process and focus on the SDGs from a regional planning perspective. Furthermore, the monitoring and reporting of SDG implementation at the local level are also central topics of the sessions.

A UCLG Training of Trainers event aims to conclude with recommendations based on the discussion and examples of participants, as well as the creation of concrete proposals for the localization process in the regions, strenghtening networking and cooperation opportunities.

Click here to see a timeline of our past Training the Trainers events!