Multi Stakeholder Partnerships

Global Partnerships for City-Scale Challenges: the Karlsruhe-Kampala Climate Partnership

By |2020-08-25T16:19:28+02:00August 18th 2020|Decentralisation, Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , , |

Evolving cross-border cooperation shows that trans-boundary action can help individual cities address local challenges. Emana Nsikan-George from Climate Alliance highlights the development of decentralised municipal cooperation and provides a promising example from Uganda and Germany.

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City-Wide Mapping for Disaster Management

By |2020-08-13T11:26:16+02:00August 13th 2020|Climate Change & Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , |

Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. But can maps help in coping with natural disasters? Harry Mahardhika Machmud from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia shows why spatial data is key for disaster management, and how it can be tailored to the needs of local communities.

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National Climate Action: Why Cities Matter

By |2020-07-09T13:26:55+02:00July 9th 2020|Climate Change & Resilience, Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , |

Cities around the world want to ensure the placements of urban content in national climate actions. Responding to this demand, UN-Habitat presents their new guide "Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) through urban climate action".

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Making Water and Sanitation Work for the Poor in Kenya

By |2020-06-22T12:37:27+02:00June 16th 2020|Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban Health, Water & Sanitation, , , , |

A well-functioning system for water and sanitation must address the needs of under-served urban residents. Eden Mati-Mwangi shows how a systems-change approach can have a lasting impact on Kenya’s sanitations sector.

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Integrated Urban Development – Global Partnerships, Local Benefits

By |2020-06-30T09:31:09+02:00June 4th 2020|Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban Health, , , |

Why tackle challenges alone, when there is so much to be gained from working together? How global peer learning strengthens cities in their role as leading actors of urban change. By the South African – German City Peer Learning Network.

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Video: Empowering Urban Planners with City Works Trainings in Egypt

By |2019-11-28T10:43:39+01:00November 28th 2019|Housing & Informality, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , |

A new series of workshops is increasing awareness of international agendas amongst local government employees in Egypt, with the aim of strengthening their work in the field of urban development and management. Watch the video to learn more.

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Lessons Learnt – Localising the SDGs in Egypt’s Urban Development

By |2019-12-05T15:47:54+01:00November 26th 2019|Housing & Informality, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , |

For decades, Egypt has been suffering from uncontrolled urbanisation and low quality of urban life. Solving these issues requires collaboration between relevant stakeholders at global, national, and local level. Dr. Hassan Elmouelhi highlights some of the attempts to link these different stakeholders in the field of urban development.

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Why Cities Climate Finance Matters

By |2019-09-23T09:43:03+02:00September 23rd 2019|Climate Change & Resilience, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , , , , |

At the Climate Action Summit, it is widely acknowledged that cities are key in addressing climate change. Yet, sufficient funding for necessary measures is often hard to come by. Barbara Buchner presents some new and promising approaches of mobilising finance for building resilient urban infrastructure.

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Lagos: The Gaps Between Urban Policy and Urban Reality

By |2018-10-30T11:24:28+01:00October 30th 2018|Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban & Metropolitan Governance, , , , , |

In Lagos, Nigeria, Public Private Partnerships (PPP) are common in urban planning projects. But whom do they benefit: people or profit? Dr Taibat Lawanson argues that the city's urban development strategy focusses too much on PPPs and thus favours profit over people – and calls to the state government to shift its focus back to a policy that benefits all citizens.

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SDG Indicators for Municipalities

By |2018-10-10T09:23:35+02:00October 10th 2018|Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Uncategorized, , , , |

While the SDGs represent truly global goals, their implementation relies on local efforts. The initiative “SDG Indicators for Municipalities” by various stakeholders in Germany offers an extremely useful tool that allows to measure progress while paying attention to the specifics of individual municipalities.

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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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“Everyone has to bring something to the table” – An Interview with Janice Perlman, founder of the Mega Cities Project

By |2017-10-14T15:31:05+02:00February 10th 2017|Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , , , , , |

Inequality and insufficient political and social structures in developing countries and and in the megacities of the Global South are still a huge problem, and change only occurs slowly. To enable cities to share their experiences and their efforts to bring about change, Janice Perlman founded the Mega Cities Project.

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New Partnerships between civil society actors and government institutions

By |2017-10-14T16:12:16+02:00September 1st 2016|Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , , , , |

There is a growing recognition that the ambitious goal of transforming fast-growing cities into major globally attractive hubs of the world economy cannot be reached without including the urban poor as cooperation partners in housing and urban development processes. This situation, combined with pressure from civil society groups, has opened new space for the encounter between civil society and state organisations. Peter Herrle, Josefine Fokdal, Astrid Ley and Sonja Nebel assess this situation in their Cities Alliance background paper, of which an extract is published here.

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“One actor alone doesn’t have the solution” – leading urban change collectively

By |2017-10-14T16:18:27+02:00July 25th 2016|Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Peer Learning & Co Production, , , , , , , |

Multi-stakeholder partnerships and the capacity to lead change collectively are decisive if we aim for the creation of a sustainable urban future. In an interview with Urbanet, Petra Kuenkel, Executive Director of the Collective Leadership Institute, presented her insights on the success factors of urban development partnerships and their implications for the New Urban Agenda.

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How partnerships can help cities make the New Urban Agenda a reality

By |2018-08-02T12:07:47+02:00July 21st 2016|Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, , , , , , , , |

The vibrant, multi-level partnerships that have been formed in Accra through the Cities Alliance Land, Services and Citizenship programme show why inclusive partnerships are our best chance of achieving sustainable development.

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