During Daring Cities 2022, Cities Alliance, SDI and Habitat for Humanity co-host a workshop on multi-level climate financing partnerships to improve infrastructure and services for the urban poor.

Cities around the world face pressure from increased urbanization rates, without holistic urban planning and with very limited municipal resources. As a result, city dwellers including women and youth, persons with disabilities, slum dwellers, minorities and marginalized groups experience inequality and increased vulnerability. But, growing urbanization can be a transformative opportunity to achieve greater equality if cities are planned and financed better.

The workshop Partnering with vulnerable groups for inclusive local climate investment prioritization and planning is co-organized by Cities Alliance, SDI, and Habitat for Humanity, within the framework of Daring Cities 2022. This session will showcase examples of successful People-Public Partnerships around local solutions to address the needs of urban poor populations most affected by climate impacts, through improved access to economic opportunities, services and infrastructure and their inclusion in urban governance processes.

Daring Cities 2022 is the global forum that furthers the exchange of knowledge, builds capacity, and elevates the voices of diverse stakeholders to accelerate multilevel action on the climate emergency. Organized by Cites Alliance's member ICLEI and the Federal City of Bonn, the virtual, action-oriented forum connects urban leaders, practitioners, the private sector and local communities. 


  • Andrew Senjovu, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Cities Alliance
  • Stephen Seidel, Senior Director Global Partnerships, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Ariana Karamallis, Programme Coordinator Advocacy and Resilience, Slum Dwellers International
  • Darlington Sibanda, Researcher, African Centre for Cities. 
  • George Masimba, Head of Programmes at Dialogue on Shelter Trust, Slum Dwellers International
  • Naeem Razwani, Director Global Financial Inclusion, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Anwesha Tewary, Learning and Knowledge Management Specialist, Huairou Commission
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