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Malaysian’s INTAN and IDEP train African officials on best practices in planning and managing sustainable development

13 September, 2023
Malaysian’s INTAN and IDEP train African officials on best practices in planning and managing sustainable development

Dakar, 13 September 2023 - The African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), in partnership with The National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and the Malaysian technical cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is organizing an online training on Sustainable Development Planning and Management. It’s the Third Country training Program (TCTP-IDEP) under the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme flagship or widely known as MTCP - IDEP collaboration 2023.

Twenty-one African official participate to these two weeks training that started on Monday, 11th September 2023. The objective of the course is to develop the participants' understanding of the role of the government in balancing rapid economic expansion with social & human advancement in the implementation of sustainable development planning and management. The training aims also to enhance participants’ analytical skills in developing essential economic policies that incorporate growth, equity and sustainability; and explore opportunities for networking as well as exchanging views and experiences on national development planning and management.

Strengthening the South-South Cooperation

The MTCP is one of the tangible forms of support by the Government of Malaysia to the government of the fellow developing countries of The South, to attain a higher level of socio-economic development in their respective countries.

Following the success of MTCP as a capacity-building programme in human resource development, the Malaysian Government then embarked upon the Third Country/ Trilateral Cooperation Training Programme (TCTP) as another form of technical cooperation between Malaysia and a third party such as with IDEP.

In the spirit of South-South Cooperation, INTAN through its Centre for Economics and Public Finance, proposes to organize a course entitled Sustainable Development Planning and Management scheduled to be held online, to share Malaysia’s experience in planning and managing sustainable development.

Advocacy for implementation in the respective countries

“It’s my hope that they will able to connect their learning objectives and the knowledge they will receive along the learning journey and this coming weeks in context of 2063 agenda  and the 2030 agenda for SDGs in line with the continent’s strategy goals and road map that emphasize a prosper continent with inclusive growth” ,said Salinah Ismail, Senior Deputy Director at INTAN.

“This training Program comes as the time where the world is in halfway to the implementation of the agenda 20230 and where a number of consumes are raised about the capacity of African countries to achieve the seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs). This training Program can emulate efforts to be advocated to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs in our continent. Actually, we need to find the way that we speed up the process and make the progress in a more efficient manage. This is not only for the SDGs, this is also in line of the end of the first decade of the implementation of Agenda 2063 of Africa Union”, said Karima Bounemra Ben Soltane, Director of IDEP.

“I fervently hope that the competencies, knowledge, and profound understanding you acquire through this course on ‘Sustainable Development Planning and Management’, will prove advantageous to each and every one of you in fulfilling your professional responsibilities with efficiency”, said Adrina Zulkarnain, Assistant Secretary at International Cooperation And Development Division (ICADD) of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Malaysia.

One of the Objective of this training is based on Malaysia's experiences, best practices, methodologies, and mechanisms across various sectors, including green economy, green tourism, finance, trade, and education to improve the progress done in African countries  for the following SDGs: Goals 8, 9, 12, 13, 16 and 17.

This course transcends personal growth. It represents a commitment to the realization of a brighter and more sustainable future for the African continent. IDEP organized it to help African Member States make progress in achieving the SDGs, considering Malaysia's experience and their progress.

Issued by:
African Institute for Economic Development and Planning
E-Learning – Knowledge & Management Division
Rue du 18 Juin (behind the National Assembly)
Dakar, Senegal
Tel.: (+221) 33 829 55 00 / 33 829 55 27