United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is the largest regional section of UCLG, an amalgamation of International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), United Towns Organisation (UTO), and World Association of the Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS). UCLG was established on 1 January 2004 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Following this unification, UCLG ASPAC was established in Taipei on 14 April 2004, as the new entity of IULA ASPAC.

UCLG ASPAC is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes democratic local government, supports cooperation between cities, local governments and their associations, and facilitates programmes, network and partnerships to develop the capacity of local governments and the associations. Moreover, UCLG ASPAC represents local governments politically within the international community, and with the United Nations and its agencies. It also promotes inclusive societies that safeguard equality, social and economic justice, and sustainable community development. UCLG ASPAC is engaged in all relevant thematic fields for nurturing sustainable development comprising local economic development, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture, strategic planning, decentralisation, municipal finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment and good governance.

As a cooperative and collaborative platform for cities and local governments in the region to come together and affect change, UCLG ASPAC is committed to its mission in promoting economic, social, cultural, vocational and environmental development by enhancing the capacity development services provided to local governments to enable and empower continuous self-improvement on the parts of cities and local governments towards sustainable local development.

Localising development means considering subnational contexts in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, from the setting of goals and targets, to determining the means of implementation and using indicators to measure and monitor progress. It is also putting the territories and their peoples’ priorities, needs and resources at the center of sustainable development. The primary focus should be done on promotion of access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (SDG7) and providing guidance for local administrations.

Towards increasing integration and localisation of SDG7 by and in cities and local governments from the region, UCLG ASPAC, together with our international development partners is developing an e-learning programme on “SDG7 Localisation” for local and sub-national governments, as well as other relevant stakeholders, to deepen their knowledge on the key aspects of SDG7 localisation process and enhance their capacity to identify areas for improvements in their cities and provinces through effective policies, projects and partnerships.

By the end of this module, participants are expected to have better understanding of the meaning and roles of cities and local governments in achieving SDG7 specifically, and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, generally. They are expected to have improved their knowledge on possible actions and success factors, such as policies, projects, practices, tools and partnership, that can influence effective SDG7 localisation.

In delivering this, UCLG ASPAC is advertising for multiple positions of Remote Training Modules Development Consultants on ‘SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy’ for Local Governments.

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