Open Sessions

SOU 48 - Right to the City and the international agendas: African realities and perspectives

22 Nov

22 November

14:30 to 17:30

Venue: Marrakech

LEAD ORGANIZER

United Cities and Local Governments

Tel: + 34 933 428 750

Email: info@uclg.org

Web: https://www.uclg.org/en

ASSOCIATE ORGANIZER

Global Platform for the Right to the City

Tel:

Email: contact@right2city.org

Web: www.right2city.org

PRESENTATION OF THE SESSION

As defined by the Global Platform for the Right to the City and incorporated into the New Urban Agenda, the Right to the City is the right of all inhabitants, present and future, to inhabit, use, occupy, produce, transform, govern and enjoy just, inclusive, safe, sustainable and democratic cities and human settlements. The session will be a debate between representatives from local governments, researchers and civil society to explore the specific challenges of the Right to City in different African local contexts. The debate will incorporate different perspectives not only based on a diversity of local contexts and personal experiences, but also on two specific components of the Right to the City: A city/human settlement free of discrimination and fulfilling the right to housing. The session will explore how the Right to the City is understood in the African context, the different ways in which it is implemented on the ground as well as its challenges and opportunities as a cornerstone for the follow up and implementation of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda.

PANEL

Programme

Summary

The session will be divided into 2 parts:

  1. What is the Right to the City to you? (1,5h) 60min questions to the 5 speakers by the moderator, 30min debate with the audience.
  2. How to achieve cities that guarantee the right to housing and that are free of discrimination (gender, migration/ refugees, religion, LGBTQI), as 2 examples on how to implement the Right to the City? (1,5h) 40min presentations by the 2 mayors (1 per topic), 40min debate with the audience, 40min recommendations moving forward by the 3 remaining speakers.

Speakers

Parallel Sessions