JWP on Cities in the Global Agendas Events

International Events
 

Secondary cities – Integrated localisation beyond SDG11

Official side event at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York City, 10 July 2018. This event discussed how the different global sustainability agendas relate and connect to each other with a special focus on secondary cities. It built on the experiences of the three Best Practices, selected by Cities Alliance on follow-up and review at the local level.

 

Fostering global multi-stakeholder partnerships for strengthening urban resilience

Facilitated discussion at the ICLEI Resilient Cities Congress in Bonn, 26 April 2018; Co-organised with the Cities Alliance JWP on Resilient Cities. This session explored how strong global partnerships and local initiatives are essential for sustainable and inclusive urban development. The participants discussed how the different agendas provide frameworks for relevant action instead of an extra burden overwhelming national and sub-national decision makers.

 

Enabling the implementation, follow-up and review of the Global Sustainability Agendas in secondary cities

Official side event at the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, 12 February 2018. This event discussed how the different global sustainability agendas relate and connect to each other in the urban context of secondary cities, the impact on enabling environments (institutional, legal, financial) for urban sustainability at the national and local levels, and pportunities for the engagement of sub-national governments and local actors in follow-up and review mechanisms.

The report Local and Regional Governments in the Follow-up and Review of Global Sustainability Agendas was launched at this event.

 

The Urban Lens: An Accelerator of Poverty Eradication and Prosperity

Official side event on the occasion of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York City, 13 July 2017; Co-organised by Cities Alliance, Ford Foundation, WRI, UN-Habitat and the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, in collaboration with the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments. This diverse multistakeholder panel examined how the urban lens accelerates the integrated implementation of the SDGs for poverty eradication and prosperity Read the Summary Report.

 

Stakeholder Engagement: Key to making National Urban Policies Relevant for the Implementation of the SDGs, the Paris Agreement, and the New Urban Agenda

Side event on the occasion of the Second International Conference on National Urban Policies, OECD, Paris, 15 May 2017. This panel examined the importance of comprehensive and enabling policies and legal frameworks for sub-national governments to contribute to the realisation of SDGs and the NUA. Panellists also discussed how to enable a meaningful engagement of relevant stakeholders in the design, implementation and monitoring of national urban policies.

 

Workshops

Realising the SDGs – urban knowledge, challenges and tools

Workshop on the occasion of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York City, 10 July 2018; Co-organised by GCRF UK, ICSU, OECD, UN-Habitat, SDSN and Cities Alliance

This workshop convened a variety of stakeholders to discuss National Urban Policies (initiatives, programmes and policy relevant research) and challenges and approaches towards implementing and localising the SDGs. It featured the three selected best practices on local follow-up and review.

 

After Quito: The Challenge of Implementation

Workshop held at the Cities Alliance Secretariat in Brussels, 23-24 January 2017

The workshop addressed the main challenges to achieving the global sustainability agendas in and with cities, within the context of institutional capacities and national frameworks as well as designing an effective and integrated Follow-up and Review (FuR) process to track progress.

Cities Alliance also included best practices from Burkina Faso, Chile, and Indonesia. Each country was represented by a national and a local government representative.

The three very different examples gave a practitioner’s view of aspects such as the enabling institutional and legal frameworks for optimising responsibilities of implementation and the capacities needed.

 

Webinars

City WORKS. A toolset that help cities in a step-by-step process to implement the global Aagendas at the local level. Co-organised with GIZ. 26 November 2018.

Leave no one behind at city level. Co-organised with ODI. 25 October 2018

City-Level data and Indicators to track progress on the global commitments for resilient cities, co-organised with IIED und UN-Environment, members of the Cities Alliance JWP on Resilient Cities. 5 September 2018

Action Framework for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, hosted by the Cities Alliance Secretariat and delivered by UN-Habitat. 6 June 2017

SDG11 monitoring mechanisms, hosted by the Cities Alliance Secretariat and delivered by UN-Habitat. 6 July 2017
 

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