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The Faculty of the Mayors Academy for Sustainable Urban Development in Asia-Pacific will draw on expertise available in the region, including from the United Nations system, academic institutions in the region, network partners, current and former mayors in the region, urban planners and managers.


Members of the Faculty will be appointed by the Academic Advisory Board. They should be proposed by at least one member of the Academic Advisory Board and endorsed at least by five more members. Each permanent member of the Academic Advisory Board has a permanent representative in the Faculty.


UN ESCAP and UN-Habitat as Secretariat



Developed in conjunction with the Academy Advisory Board to consider session objectives, peer-reviewed course materials, expert presentations, innovative training modules developed by partners, and post-course follow up material.

Action-oriented and providing scenarios for solutions. People-centred, age and gender responsive approaches, as well as committed to the realization of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, promoting culture and respect for diversity and equality.

Based on priorities from the mayors attending the Academy sessions. A survey will be sent in advance to identify specific priorities which mayors will address in their respective cities, so that specialized materials and resources from the Academy's faculty and technical partners can be brought to the curriculum in support of mayors.

Modules in 2021

Module 1. Cities 2030 – Leadership in planning, managing, and financing sustainable urban development

Module 2. COVID-19 Response and Recovery: Roles and Actions of Local Governments

Module in 2022

Module 3. How to Plan Sustainable development pathways? Urban and Territorial Planning

Module 4. How to Build Urban Resilience?

Module 5. How to Create Smart and Inclusive City?

Module 6. How to Finance Sustainable Urban Development?

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