Capacity Development

South-South Galaxy provides an array of capacity development activities organized to support South-South cooperation activities of development. They aim at strengthening the human and institutional capacities of developing countries in planning, managing and monitoring SSC, tackling policies, laws and regulations that are hampering their engagement in SSC. Such support will be provided through capacity development workshops, seminars and learning events for development policymakers and practitioners on issues of importance identified by Southern countries.

Other Capacity Development Initiatives

  • Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network (MPPN): A growing global community of nearly 60 countries and 20 organizations that focuses on multidimensional poverty. The network provides south-south dialogue, capacity building and, access to a repository of experiences and lessons learned about measuring multidimensional poverty. This is managed by OPHI- University of Oxford.
  • Effective Institutions Platform (EIP): Managed through OECD, the EIP is an alliance of over 60 countries and organisations that support country- led and evidence-based policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and peer learning on public sector management and institutional reform.
  • Royal Thai Scholarships: The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) manages a number of Doctoral and Master’s level non-bonded scholarships provided by the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to qualified candidates from Thailand and all countries in Asia. Selected candidates study and do research work together in the truly international environment at AIT, building a good foundation for international understanding among people of Asia.
  • Asia-Pacific Interagency Network On Youth: The United Nations Interagency Network on Youth works to increase the effectiveness of UN work in youth development by strengthening collaboration and peer-exchange among relevant UN entities, civil society organizations and youth, while respecting and harnessing the benefits of their individual strengths and unique approaches and mandates.
  • The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn): UN CC:Learn is a joint initiative of more than 30 multilateral organizations helping countries to achieve climate change action both through general climate literacy and applied skills development. UN CC:Learn provides strategic advice and quality learning resources to help people, governments and businesses to understand, adapt, and build resilience to climate change. UN CC:Learn is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
  • Trade Intelligence and Negotiation Advisor (TINA): ESCAP supported, TINA aims to assist member States in the negotiations of trade agreements, with the ultimate objective of enhancing trade in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to guide governments in terms of whom they should negotiate with, what they should negotiate, and lastly, what will be the benefits of their negotiations.
  • Scholarships| Islamic Development Bank (IsDB): The IsDB offers Scholarship Programmes for citizens from IsDB Member Countries and Muslim communities worldwide. The aim of the scholarship programmes is to foster technology and knowledge sharing among its Member Countries and Muslim communities in non-Member Countries and to empower communities and achieving national and global development plans including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applications for the year 2020 – 2021 is 28th February 2020.


January 21, 2020

2020 UN Ocean Conference. Lisbon – 2-6 June, 2020

About: The General Assembly through resolution 73/292 decided to convene the 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans,…
January 20, 2020

Targeting Hunger: SSC and TrC for Transforming Agriculture – 12 Feb 2020

Background Global hunger has been rising for the 4th consecutive year. Recent figures show that over 820 million people suffer from hunger. More than 60 percent (approximately 500 million) of these…
January 16, 2020

Regional Seminar on Development Partnership & SSC towards the 2030 Agenda

Objectives UNOSSC will facilitate CIDEC-SSK’s sharing of its research on South-South and triangular cooperation by co-organising a seminar on “Development Partnerships and South-South Cooperation towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda for…

Workshops and Seminars

EventsWorkshops and Seminars
October 25, 2019

Role of SSC in Promoting Trade & Investment, Conducive Policy & Legal Environments in Africa

Workshops and Seminars
September 3, 2019

South-South Entrepreneurship Academy: Building Global Citizenship and Harnessing Entrepreneurial Skills and Mindset

Workshops and Seminars
April 11, 2019

World Bank Capacity Building Training Course – Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs)