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This e-learning course on Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) for the 2030 Agenda is a joint initiative between the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The course has been developed under the UN Sustainable Development Group’s Task Team on Integrated Policy Support, and aims to equip policy practitioners with a common understanding of the MAPS approach. The course is open to staff members and partners of the United Nations with an interest in learning about how countries can accelerate efforts to achieve the SDGs through coherent and integrated policy efforts.

Course contents

This course is self-guided and has no time or date limit for completion of all course components. These are the time estimates for completing each major course component: 

Level 1: MAPS Team Member Certificate [~3 hrs to complete]

  • To achieve a MAPS Team Member Certificate, course-takers must complete the introduction section to the course which includes “The MAPS Journey” and “Technical Package 1: Using the MAPS Approach to Provide Integrated Policy Support for the SDGs”.
  • This minimum training level will be required for participation in a MAPS mission.

Level 2: MAPS Qualification Badges [~2 hrs per Badge, ~9 hours for all six badges]

  • Individual MAPS Qualification Badges will be awarded for successful completion of Technical Packages 2 through 7 covering various mainstreaming, acceleration and policy support capacities (see course structure below).

Level 3: MAPS Expert Certificate [~12 hours]

  • A MAPS Expert Certificate will be awarded for successful completion of Level 1 and all MAPS Qualification Badges.

Target audience

Experts from across the UN development system, at the headquarters, regional and country levels, who are involved in country-level integrated SDG support, including through MAPS engagements, UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks or Joint SDG Fund initiatives.

Registration/ enrollment

This online course is free and self-paced, currently with no closing date.

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