(2019-2020 period) Ebrahim Gora (UNEP) and Jean-Yves Le Saux (UNESCO)
The UNSPN was set up in 2007 as an informal network of strategic planning and results-based management practitioners across the UN System. The group has held 10 annual meetings since. It is composed by more than 230 members (of which 56% of women) from about 45 organizations.
Facilitate knowledge sharing and good practice experiences
Promote innovation and joint initiatives
Encourage common UN application of practices
Facilitate partnerships and capacity development including training initiatives
Explore mechanisms to provide strategic thinking on UN wide planning issues
Chair: Chairpersonship will be by rotation among members.
Secretariat: The Secretariat will be housed by one or several agencies and will support the Chair(s) by rotation among members.
Duration/Rotations: The Chair/Secretariat will be for a two years term and rotation will be at annual meeting of the network (one of the co-Chairs stays for a second year to support the newly elected).
Workplan: The annual meeting will explore a thematic area (of common interest/priority among UN partners) to bring together experience sharing and facilitate strategic thinking in the particular area.
Communications/webpage: A membership e-group and fileshare and/or web space for the SPN will be developed & updated regularly. This will provide information on events, database of key documents and serve as the knowledge sharing platform