Workshop - Cities in crisis

Workshop - Cities in crisis

14 october
18.00 to 19.30
Venue: 
S2

Description

[UCLG Task Force for Prevention and Territorial Management of Crises, Cités Unies France (CUF)]
 
​This workshop will build on the key challenges and recommendations outlined by UCLG Task Force during the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 and follow the Sendai framework.
The accelerating trend of urbanization is paralleled by an increasing number of crisis-affected populations residing in cities. By 2050 over 70% of the global population will live in urban areas. Cities and their inhabitants can be directly impacted by natural disasters or conflicts; they can also become a safe haven for forcibly displaced populations. Either way, cities are profoundly affected by crisis and the resulting pressure and competition over scarcer services, housing and livelihoods opportunities.
Reinforcing local governments role in all stages of crisis management will enable a continuum between emergency relief and reconstruction planning toward sustainable development. It will ensure the sustainability of the urban planning; help to assess and plan to reduce vulnerability; and foster the development of resilient territories.

Moderator

Bertrand Gallet

General Director of United Cities France (CUF)

Speakers

Filiep
Decortes
Deputy Director of New York Liaison Office of UN-Habitat
Nabal
Fawaz
Mayor of Tebnine, President of Federation of Municipalities of Qalaa
Jantine
Kriens
CEO of Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG)
Fatimetou Abdel
Malick
Mayor of Tevragh Zeina
Brett
Moore
Global Shelter Clusters Coordinator of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Luca
Populin
General Director of IMPACT Initiatives
Richard
Vargas
Director of Risks Management and Climate Change of Bogotá

Parallel Sessions

18:00 to 19:30

[UCLG Committee on Local Finance for Development]
 

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18:00 to 19:30

Every two years, cities and regions are invited to participate in the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation, and this year the number of applications has reached a new high with over 4

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20
18:00 to 19:30
[UN-Habitat, UCLG-MEWA, Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP)]
 
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20
18:00 to 19:30
Organizer: Cities Alliance
Partners:
  • UCLG-África
  • World Bank
  • African Center for Cities
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18:00 to 19:30
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18:00 to 18:30

[International Organization for Migration (IOM)]
 

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