Land & Water

Thinking the unthinkable: harnessing the pandemic to improve SDG 6 capacity development

An article written by Riccardo Biancalani, Lucie Chocholata and Virginie Gillet, FAO Land and Water Division, and published by IISD SDG Knowledge Hub

The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily affected modalities of delivery of capacity-development activities around the world. Like many other organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) had to quickly adapt face-to-face training contents to the online environment. Some critical components of capacity-development activities needed to be carefully evaluated in order to identify the right format, volume, and overall feasibility of delivery considering the fact that learning would be conducted virtually and across various time zones.

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