This regional induction workshop was intended to design an action plan for capacity building. It was held at the start of the proposed anchoring strategy of the Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP), Phase II, and brought together capacity building institutes in the Asian region, launching the anchoring strategy, generating enthusiasm, broadening understanding and awareness on EPM builds a firm foundation and streamlining the remaining work of SCP. The workshop ensured that all partners have a similar information base on the EPM process in General and the SCP programme in particular, and provided an overview of the actions proposed in the draft anchoring strategy for capacity building. It also prepared an action plan for follow-up. During the workshop the steps and basic principles of the EPM/SCP approach were used as well as the lessons learned from Sri Lanka and the Philippines as a case to explain the EPM principles. It also brought together the different institutes in the region and provided opportunities to get to know one another.
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