About Christopher Dekki

Chris Dekki works on Policy Advocacy Strategy & Engagement at the SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport. Chris supports the policy advocacy and outreach dimension of SLOCAT, engaging with a wide multi-stakeholder base and shaping intergovernmental spaces. Beyond SLOCAT, Chris has many years of policy experience, working for the UN system at the global and regional levels, civil society platforms, and youth-led organisations. Chris is also a part time professor of political science and law at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, New York.

Combatting COVID-19, Cars, And Climate Change Through Innovations in Urban Mobility

By |2020-12-15T09:22:09+01:00December 15th 2020|Urban Health, Urban Mobility, , , |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cities saw that another urban transport is possible – can they make it last? Chris Dekki on the resilient and innovative nature of urban settlements.

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Migration: An Essential Pillar of Human Civilisation

By |2018-12-11T10:44:57+01:00December 11th 2018|Global Urban Debates, , , |

Migration has always been a catalyst of knowledge, of culture, of science – an aspect that often goes unmentioned in the recent, heated debates on migration. On the occasion of the Global Compact for Migration, Christopher Dekki outlines how important migration is to urban areas, while at the same time emphasising the role cities and communities have to play in these dynamics.

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Localisation is Mobilisation: The 2030 Agenda in Asia-Pacific

By |2018-07-23T12:46:15+02:00July 19th 2018|Governance & Finance, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , , , |

It is important to think locally when implementing the SDGs, argues Christopher Dekki. Countries in Asia-Pacific, such as Laos and Sri Lanka, are examples of this successful approach.

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Where there’s a will there’s a way: Vertical Partnerships for a Sustainable Future

By |2017-10-14T15:19:05+02:00April 21st 2017|Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , , , , , |

The international community has come a long way when it comes to sustainable development. The next step is to continue the partnerships that helped create these frameworks and bring them down to the level of implementation.

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Youth: Habitat III’s Force to Be Reckoned With

By |2020-06-22T12:44:57+02:00August 30th 2016|Global Urban Debates, Governance & Finance, Participation, Youth & Gender, , , , , , , |

The UN Major Group for Children and Youth is the officially mandated space for young people to participate in UN processes. How does their involvement play out in regard to the Habitat III negotiations and the New Urban Agenda? And what are their demands?

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