Multi Stakeholder Partnerships

Time to be Daring: Circular Cities Tackle the Climate Emergency

By |2021-10-04T11:04:28+02:00October 4th 2021|Categories: Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

In a world beset by multiple crises, mayors are multitaskers, crisis managers and frontline responders – and crises never wait in line. Katja Dörner, Mayor of Bonn and ICLEI Co-Chair for Climate Action on circular cities and Bonn’s promising path to becoming zero-waste.

Lifelong Learning and Participatory Governance: The Learning City Initiative

By |2021-09-21T10:29:37+02:00September 21st 2021|Categories: Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , |

Cities have immense potential to foster capacities for lifelong learning, argues Raúl Valdés-Cotera from the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.

Which Governance Factors Drive Urban Zero-Carbon Transformation?

By |2021-07-01T08:16:14+02:00July 1st 2021|Categories: Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Municipal & Climate Finance|Tags: , , |

Urban climate action is essential for global carbon neutrality. A study by the German Development Institute has assessed the importance of stakeholder involvement, financing, and impact assessment for urban zero-carbon transformation.

What is Next for Cities and Climate? Three Established Strategies for Advancing Climate Collaborations

By |2021-05-27T08:15:25+02:00May 27th 2021|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

With climate change impacts intensifying in the coming years, governmental action is now needed more than ever. Paola Adriázola introduces proven collaborative strategies for municipalities and regions around the world.

Safe and Beautiful Public Spaces? Necessity Not Luxury!

By |2021-04-13T11:23:44+02:00April 12th 2021|Categories: Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

Public spaces are more important than ever – and cities need to find ways to co-create spaces that are accessible for everyone. Public Space Network meets this challenge by spearheading community-based transformation in Nairobi. By Ivy Njambi Maina

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

By |2021-08-18T10:27:36+02:00August 18th 2020|Categories: Decentralisation, Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

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.

City-Wide Mapping for Disaster Management

By |2021-02-22T12:40:04+01:00August 13th 2020|Categories: Climate Change & Resilience, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

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.

National Climate Action: Why Cities Matter

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

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".

Making Water and Sanitation Work for the Poor in Kenya

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

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.

Integrated Urban Development – Global Partnerships, Local Benefits

By |2021-09-24T13:26:02+02:00June 4th 2020|Categories: Global Urban Debates, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban Health|Tags: , , |

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.

Video: Empowering Urban Planners with City Works Trainings in Egypt

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

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.

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

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

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.

Why Cities Climate Finance Matters

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

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.

Lagos: The Gaps Between Urban Policy and Urban Reality

By |2021-02-23T13:59:18+01:00October 30th 2018|Categories: Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , , |

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.

SDG Indicators for Municipalities

By |2021-02-22T13:39:05+01:00October 10th 2018|Categories: Governance & Finance, Multi Stakeholder Partnerships|Tags: , , , |

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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