Addressing 2030 Agenda through Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific: Mongolia Expert Consultations

21 Nov 2019 to 22 Nov 2019
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
By invitation only

Infrastructure connectivity is at the core of regional integration and has been one of the basic requirements of economic development. The countries in each subregion of Asia-Pacific made lots of efforts in bridging the infrastructure gaps. Policymakers need to enable the links of urban and national borders to provide benefits to those who were marginalized. Also, the potentially damaging impact of natural disasters calls to increase the disaster resilience of various infrastructure.

The objectives of the two-day expert consultation are to raise awareness and enhance knowledge and capacity of the government officials of Mongolia on transboundary dimensions of the 2030 Agenda through Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration in Asia and the Pacific. As a result of these two days capacity building workshop the experts of Mongolia will be jointly able to:

1. Identify the challenges, gaps, and opportunities for current infrastructure development in,
2. Propose policy measures and strategies which take into account cross-sectoral synergy, disaster resilience, social inclusion and viable financing in a transboundary infrastructure project, ensuring inclusive and sustainable development.

The invited target beneficiaries of the workshop are officials and experts from respective ministries and government agencies of Mongolia, responsible for policy design and infrastructure development in the following areas: ICT and telecommunication, road and railway, electric power, oil/gas pipeline, social development (rural/urban, disability and gender mainstreaming), disaster risk management, infrastructure financing, and SDG coordination.

Resources: Within the context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ESCAP is enhancing the regional economic cooperation and integration in Asia and the Pacific. ESCAP aims at strengthening the capacity of target countries to develop sustainable and inclusive policies and mechanisms for trans-boundary infrastructure connectivity. These efforts aim to facilitate the development of the multi-sectoral capacities on the development of assessments and gap analysis on national and transboundary infrastructure. Activities under the Development Account project span over four years, starting from 2018 – 2021 with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia as target countries. Please refer to materials of the Subregional Inception meeting under the Development Account Project, 2-4 October, 2018, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Media Focal Point (Bangkok): Ms. Aida Karazhanova, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP
Contact person (Incheon): Ms. Ma. Fideles Sadicon, Subregional Office for East and North East Asia, ESCAP