UNDP's Communities of Practice (CoPs)




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Welcome to the Communities of Practice

The next generation of UNDP’s Communities of Practice (CoPs) is a distributed network of thematic experts and practitioners who collaborate to define, recognize, and solve specific development challenges.

The new CoPs are structured along with UNDP’s Signature Solutions with the aim to connect knowledge workers through moderated discussions.

This approach offers issues-based exchange of ideas to provide cutting edge thought leadership

As of June 2020, SparkBlue is the new home of the 8 CoPs.

This digital engagement platform is powered by UNDP and curated by the SDG Integration team.

Through SparkBlue, CoPs are fostering strong substantive and collaborative engagement via the power of the network to activate collective intelligence, foster networked learning and co-create timely, integrated solutions.

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CoP on Keeping People Out of Poverty And Reducing Inequality

Our Signature Solution on poverty cuts across our work on all the SDGs, whether it’s decent work or peace and justice.



CoP on Governance for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

UNDP’s governance work spans a wide range of institutions, from national parliaments, supreme courts, and national civil services through regional and local administrations, to some of the geographically remotest communities in the world.

CoP on Crisis Prevention and Resilience

UNDP helps reduce these risks by supporting countries and communities to better manage conflicts, prepare for major shocks, recover in their aftermath, and integrate risk management into their development planning and investment decisions.


CoP on Nature Based Solutions and Climate Action

UNDP is the primary actor on climate change in the United Nations. Our aim is to help build the Paris Agreement and all environmental agreements into the heart of countries’ development priorities.



CoP on Clean, Affordable Energy

UNDP helps countries transition away from the use of finite fossil fuels and towards clean, renewable, affordable sources of energy. Our sustainable energy portfolio spans more than 110 countries, leveraging billions of dollars in financing, including public and private sources.



CoP on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a guiding principle that applies to everything we do, collaborating with our partner countries to end gender-based violence, tackle climate change with women farmers, and advance female leadership in business and politics.

CoP on HIV and Health

UNDP works in partnership with governments, civil society, the private sector and other UN organizations to support countries for the achievement of universal health coverage, including access to safe and affordable medicines, diagnostic and vaccines.



CoP on SDG Integration

UNDP is focusing on SDG integration, an approach to development that targets systems—not just thematic sectors— to address all aspects of a complex challenge, including its root causes and its ripple effects across economies, societies and natural ecosystems.



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