|Sally Fegan-Wyles, UN Assistant Secretary-General, Acting Head Executive Director, UNITAR
“Antwerp-ITCCO has the ambition to become one of the benchmarks in action learning in Europe: high-level, innovative, interdisciplinary, multi-actor and practical learning and training methods to create awareness and to support the implementation of the U.N. development goals. ITCCO aims to build capacity in the field of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, accountability and transparency. UNITAR salutes the efforts of the leaders of Antwerp and all other stakeholders involved to bring to fruition this remarkable vision.”
On July 3, 2014, Antwerp-ITCCO organized, in collaboration with our founding partners Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC) and Fonds voor Diamantnijverheid (FVD) a sustainability action learning project. This is an interactive tour for executives about the challenges of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility by means of some field visits in the Diamond Quarter, based on the first sustainability report from AWDC. Antwerp-ITCCO is in the progress of fine-tuning the course. The date for the next course will be announced on our website and newsletter.
Click on the pictures to know more about ‘action learning’ and the diamond chain as sustainability case.
The CIFAL Global Network is UNITAR’s network of International Training Centres, dedicated to provide innovative training to strengthen the capacities of government officials and leaders to advance sustainable development. The CIFAL centers are jointly managed with 10 partner institutions and deliver some 70 training activities every year. Read the latest version of their newsletter.
On April 29th, around 100 sustainability pioneers from Antwerp came together for the first Antwerp Sustainability Platform. Antwerp-ITCCO and Stadslab2050 brought together intrapreneurs within companies, business community, governments, trade unions, non governmental organizations, academia and knowledge centres, to exchange knowledge in the field of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and transparency.
On March 20th, Peter Wollaert – General Manager of Antwerp-ITCCO – was interviewed on sustainable entrepreneurship at ATV – Antwerp Regional Television. During the interview, he focussed on the best practices in the Antwerp Region and on the upcoming initiatives of Antwerp-ITCCO. The interview is currently only available in Dutch.