SGS Academy Turkey has conducted training for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as part of the Government of Japan funded COVID-19 Resilience and Response Project, which aims to address the human rights and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19.

Through this project, UNDP Turkey aims to support the Turkish government and private sector in the move to a low carbon inclusive and rights based economy in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while guiding governmental institutions and SMEs in applying a resilience lens to economic recovery policies.

The Training

SGS Academy Turkey provided SMEs and development agencies with training on capacity building in disaster risk management. Highly experienced trainers, using interactive methodologies, delivered the following training courses:

  • Lean Production and Management Techniques
  • Kaizen
  • Industry 4.0
  • Risk Management and Process Approach

More than 200 attendees successfully completed the online training in 30 days. The training has given them the competence to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on fragile sectors and ultimately improve crisis management and response among SMEs and development agencies.

About UNDP

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

It is on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, supporting their own solutions to development challenges and developing national and local capacities that will help them achieve human development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNDP helps countries attract and use aid effectively. In all its activities, it promotes gender equality and the protection of human rights.

For further information, please contact:

Omer Akyil
Turkey Academy Manager
t: +90 212 368 4000
m: +90 532 262 3878

About SGS

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