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 16, 2020

Regional Seminar on Development Partnership & South-South Cooperation towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

When: January 28, 2020 Where: UNOSSC, United Nations Conference Centre, Meeting room A, Bangkok Thailand Objectives UNOSSC will facilitate CIDEC-SSK’s sharing of its research on South-South and triangular cooperation by…
January 14, 2020

2020 Development Cooperation Forum, 14-15 May 2020

WHY: The 2020 Development Cooperation Forum will advance the strategic role of development cooperation in achieving sustainable development. WHEN: The 2020 DCF takes place back-to-back with the STI Forum 2020 (12-13 May).…
January 14, 2020

Fragility Forum 2020: Partnering for Development & Peace, 2-4 March 2020

The  Fragility Forum is a high-level event organized by the World Bank Group which brings together practitioners and policymakers from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience on engaging…

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)