Local and regional governments are the tier of governance closest to local communities, able to better understand their needs and priorities, and to better address policymaking. Local and regional governments (LRGs) lead territories and local communities’ development paths; they deliver essential public services and act as catalysts for transformative change.
Their central role in achieving the global agendas cannot be overstated. There is a need, therefore, to strengthen governance and institutional capacities to equip them with the knowledge and competencies to support their essential work. UN-Habitat offers a complete capacity building programme on SDG localization, including online workshops, in-person training, and self-paced online master classes to meet the context and needs of participants. Furthermore, the programme is supported by normative guidance and cutting-edge knowledge resources on SDG localization and multilevel governance.