Webinar and new training programme from the GI Hub to highlight best practice for increasing social equity in infrastructure development and delivery.
A new training programme on infrastructure inclusivity backed by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) will be previewed at a webinar latest this month, which will also give an overview of the concrete actions needed to make infrastructure more inclusive, to drive social equity and support sustainable development and the UN sustainable development goals.
The webinar, Infrastructure for all: Inclusivity to drive social equity and sustainable development, will see a panel of international experts discuss how inclusive infrastructure can drive social equity and sustainable development. At the event, GI Hub will also launch its new Certificate in Inclusive Infrastructure.
When infrastructure is designed for inclusivity, it allows all members of society to participate fully, leading to additional benefits for society as a whole. Given that it is a growing priority of both governments and investors, inclusive infrastructure can be a powerful lever for economic growth in developed and developing countries.
During the webinar, attendees will hear from a global panel of inclusive infrastructure experts and learn about concrete actions to make infrastructure more inclusive, to drive social equity and support sustainable development and the UN sustainable development goals.
The event will also look at how professionals from across the infrastructure ecosystem can work together to mainstream inclusive practices into every step of infrastructure planning, delivery, and operation and also how to address real-world challenges in delivering inclusive infrastructure.
Attendees will also receive a brief overview of how the Certificate in Inclusive Infrastructure can help practitioners deepen their knowledge and further develop skills in inclusive infrastructure.
The comprehensive training programme will give those who undertake it the knowledge and skills to implement inclusivity and increase social equity through infrastructure policy and projects. They will also be empowered to deliver social impact across six critical action areas and be able to form cross-sector and cross-discipline partnerships that maximise this impact.
The training programme is based on independent research conducted by the GI Hub, a non-profit organisation formed by the G20, that identified global best practice in inclusive infrastructure development. The principles are illustrated with real-world project case studies, to provide the knowledge and skills to successfully implement inclusivity at the policy and project levels.