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.
  • UNITAR Online Courses: 2030 Agenda: UNITAR offers high quality knowledge products and services, that are innovative, tailored to the needs and aim for learning impact, to governments, organizations and individuals who would like to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. These services enable countries and organizations to align their strategies and policies with the SDGs as well as build the knowledge and skills of their staff to design and implement evidence-based decisions, maximizing positive impacts across all Goals and Pillars of the 2030 Agenda.
  • AGORA: UNICEF’s global hub for learning and development: Agora is a free portal offering tailored learning solutions to UNICEF’s staff, partners and supporters.
  • 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.
  • Training Course on Constitution-building in Africa: At its heart the proposed course intends to tackle complex societal, political and legal problems in constitution-building from an interdisciplinary perspective, informed by field experience.
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (Deadline by 31 May 2020): The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the Global South.


June 3, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: Lessons from Evaluations of Previous Responses to Public Health Crises

This virtual panel discussion hosted by OVE (Office of Evaluation and Oversight) will present and discuss findings from evaluations that have examined the responses of multilateral agencies to past public…
May 27, 2020

Webinar: Respuestas Multilaterales al COVID-19

Serie de Webinars "Cooperación para el desarrollo en México: reconfiguraciones post-Covid-19" Sesión 4:  Respuestas multilaterales al COVID-19 When: Friday, 29 May, 2020- 9:00 am Mexico City time, 10:00 am New…
May 19, 2020

Webinar: South-South Exchange between Sudan Federal Ministry of Health and China SAHZU on COVID-19

Global MediXChange for Combatting COVID-19 (GMCC) is organizing an upcoming webinar on "South-South Exchange between Sudan Federal Ministry of Health and China SAHZU on COVID 19". When: Thursday, 21 May…
May 18, 2020

Webinar: Institutional Frameworks & Governance for SSC & TrC in Latin America

Webinar on Institutional Frameworks and Governance for South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Latin America: Early lessons from COVID-19 Date and time: 21 May 2020, 14:00 Brazil/Argentina; 12:00 Mexico  To register…

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)