ICLEI and the UN present new course on implementing sustainable public procurement
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ICLEI and the UN present new course on implementing sustainable public procurement

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia(UNESCWA) has launched a new course, developed in partnership with ICLEI, on implementing sustainable public procurement. The course aims to bolster the capacity of stakeholders in the Arab region to better deliver on the commitments of Agenda 2030.

The training material is drawn from the revised edition of ICLEI’s Procura+ Manual, which provides practical advice on integrating sustainability into procurement, and from the 2014 European Union procurement directives. The Procura+ Manual aims to position sustainable procurement within current economic, political, and legal frameworks, and provides information for public authorities and others wishing to understand and implement sustainable public procurement.

The course is divided into five modules. Through the modules, participants will grow to:

  1. Understand the importance of adopting sustainable public procurement at a policy level, and learn to define its various aspects.
  2. Learn how to manage sustainable public procurement in their own organisation.
  3. Understand the process of integrating sustainability and innovation in procurement under the 2014 Directives.
  4. Learn about the concept of life cycle costing (LCC), with respect to the costs of sustainable procurement, and get advice on how to keep costs down.
  5. Have an overview of sustainable public procurement approaches for six key products, works and services.

Professionals interested in exploring these key concepts and real examples and practices can take this self-paced course for a clear overview of sustainable public procurement, its costs and benefits, and means of implementation.

Start your sustainable public procurement journey today! Access the course at: https://learn.unescwa.org/course/implementing-sustainable-public-procurement.

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