Community Forum Regional governments

Community Forum Regional governments

14 october
9.00 to 10.30
Venue: 
S2

Description

Regions have expanded their role in development, thanks in particular to state reforms over the last decades (e.g., decentralization and regionalization). These changes in political and territorial structures have forced regions and intermediary governments to voice their demands before the international community and forge a natural alliance with local authorities.
 
Regions are key actors in the achievement of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda; their competencies range from to territorial planning to economic development, to the provision of infrastructures, environmental management, equality, education, health, and food security policies, among others. This debate will focus on regions’ role in multi-level governance and the achievement of more balanced territorial development, as well as a strengthened cooperation among urban and rural areas. 

Moderator

Gunn Marit Helgese

President of Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS)

Speakers

Gustavo
Baroja
Governor of Pichincha, President of CONGOPE
Stefano
Bonaccini
President of Emilia Romagna, President of the Italian Association of Municipalities, Regions and other local communities (AICCRE) and CEMR vice- President
​Mildred
Crawford
Caribbean Network of Rural Women Producers
Sarath
Ethanayake
Chief Minister of Central Province Sri Lanka
Benoit
Faucheux
Vice President of the Region Centre-Loire Valley
José Manuel
Salazar-Xininachs
Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of International Labor Organization (ILO)
Rashid
Seedat
Head of Planning Division of Gauteng
Didier Alberto
Tavera
Governor of Santander

Parallel Sessions

8:00 to 12:30

Ground field visit in the Guadalupe area (3260 meters high) and its poor peripheric neigborhoods together with staff involved in crisis management. 

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30
9:00 to 10:30

Our broad family of local and regional governments has a proud historical tradition of decentralized cooperation and international solidarity.

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18
9:00 to 10:30

Co-Organizers:
UCLG Committee on Local Finance with the support of the UCLG Committee for Social Inclusion, Participative Democracy and Human Rights

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19
9:00 to 10:30
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41
9:00 to 10:30

[Compact of Mayors, Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy]

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20
9:30 to 10:00

[Network Hub]
[Metropolis, Berlin]
 

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34