Exceptional Events

EVT 26 - Coktail - Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

21 Nov

21 November

18:00 to 21:00

LEAD ORGANIZER

Huawei

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ASSOCIATE ORGANIZER

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa

Tel: +212(0)537 260 062

Email: info@uclga.org

Web: https://www.uclga.org/

PRESENTATION OF THE SESSION

Many cities around the world are facing acute challenges in managing rapid urbanization— from ensuring adequate housing, security and infrastructure to support growing populations, to confronting the environmental impact of urban sprawl, to reducing vulnerability to disasters. In light of this, the global community approved the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11. Africa faces tremendous pressures in particular, due to the rapid rate of urbanization taking place. This cocktail discussion uniquely brings together the UN, private sector and city mayors to discuss these challenges along with possible solutions and opportunities for collaboration. A particular focus of the discussions will be specific proposals for collaboration that can be further elaborated upon through collaborative forums such as UCLG Africa, SALGA, and Africa Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS). Speakers will include Leaders from Government, Cities, Private Sector and UN including:
  1. Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General, UCLG Africa
  2. Mayor, Cllr Zandile Gumede, Mayor of eThekwini Municipality, South Africa
  3. Moulay, Hafid Zmirli, Chief Technology Officer,Wikaya of Marrakech Safi Area, Morocco
  4. Mme. Christine Musisi, Director of External Relations, UN-HABITAT
  5. Mr. Mohammad Allataifeh, Director, Public Safety and Safe City, Enterprise Business, Huawei
Hosted by: UCLG Africa Partners: Huawei, UN-Habitat Safer Cities Programme

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