Goal Nine of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to ‘build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation'. The UN identifies the importance of investing in infrastructure as a crucial element to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities. Delivering good strategy in infrastructure will enable an environment for innovative industries to prosper.
This course will provide those working in the planning, implementation and evaluation of industry and infrastructure with a clear understanding of the processes and challenges in delivering effective strategy and management in these areas.
Participants will be trained through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies to identify key strategies that enable innovative industrial and infrastructural development. While analysing recent strategies in effective infrastructure projects, this training will cover topics such as public-private partnerships, financing of industry and infrastructure, and rural and urban infrastructure planning. The programme will also examine the SDGs and how they can be applied at the national, regional and local level.
By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:
Gain crucial knowledge of industry, innovation and infrastructure in relation to the post-2015 UN SDGs
Develop methods of integrating industry and infrastructure strategies
Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
Deliver services that better meet stakeholder needs
Sharing experiences and areas of focus
What do we mean by Industry and Infrastructure planning?
Importance of identifying and investing in I&I
Where are we now?
The key players in innovative industry and infrastructure planning
Understanding how to integrate the international agenda to the national and regional plans
Understanding Policy frameworks and identifying priorities in planning
Considering financing: examining the role of PFI and PPP mechanisms
Who are the key stakeholders?
Most relevant funding schemes
Analysing sustainability definitions and applications
Integrating sustainability concerns into planning
Ensuring citizen buy-in
Key principles of procurement
The procurement cycle
Implementing strategy into your procurement procress
Identifying generic and specific risks across projects and sectors
Assessing risk accurately: guidelines and techniques
Understanding different forms of partnerships
Coordination between bodies
Introducing and explaining public private partnerships
Ensuring the flow of information
Establishing monitoring and evaluation systems
Ensuring financial sustainability
Tackling corruption, funds management and security issues
Stimulating innovation and creating markets
Making strategic policy choices
Technical potential for improved planning
The economics of industry and infrastructure efficiency
Potential unintended consequences of improved industry and infrastructure
Considering regulatory mechanisms and role in strategic aims
Setting ambitious, yet realistic, targets
Implementation and reporting
Regular monitoring using relevant indicators
Adopting corrective measures if necessary
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Course recap and discussion
Certificate presentation and group photograph