WUC UPDATES – Successful Covid-19 Urban Thinkers Campus Series

Dear WUC Partners,

We are pleased to share with you some updates on the on-going COVID-19 campaign in which we have engaged. 

So far, 430 panelists and attendees have participated in five webinars as part of the COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus Series on urban vulnerabilities and the specific shelter, basic services and safety gaps during the pandemics. 

Key messages and recommendations from panelists have been captured in stories posted on the WUC website and largely promoted on social medias:

  1. COVID19 – Urban Thinkers Campus – Facing Urban Vulnerabilities in the COVID-19 Crisis: What is needed to address hot spots and build resilience
  2. Second COVID-19 – Urban Thinkers Campus addresses the basic services gap
  3. Third COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus discuss housing inequities revealed by the pandemic
  4. Fourth and Fifth COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus discuss safety in cities and communities

This effort represents a wealth of knowledge already, thanks to the key partners of the events, the excellent panelists and the active participation of attendees in the roundtable discussions.

However, we still have more Campuses ahead, as follows:

UPCOMING UTCs webinars:

UTC#6- Community Leaders at the Frontline Partner organizations: Huairou Commission, WEA TOMORROW 14 May, 2:30-4:00 pm CET
UTC#7- The Wage Gap, Social Security and Small Business during Pandemics – Partner organizations: ActionAid, Smartly 20 May, 2:30-4:00 pm CET
UTC#8- Planning and Design for Pandemic Urban Resilience Partner organizations: Arcadis, ISOCARP, Commonwealth Association of Planners, Institut Paris Region 27 May, 2:30-4:00 pm CET
UTC#9- Reporting during the Pandemic Partner organizations: Smartly, First Main Films 29 May, 5:00- 6:30 pm CET = 11:00 am – 12:30 am EDT

If you want to participate, please register at the following link and you will receive your Zoom registration: REGISTRATION LINK. You may want to share with your partners as well.

We have also featured the list of organizations that participate in the COVID-19 Campaign HEREMay you want your organization to feature as well, please send us key information on the nature of your actions during the COVID-19 crisis (in 20 words) AND a link to a story on your website or media house showcasing your actions.

Thank you for your engagement in this difficult moment. Again, the World Urban Campaign can demonstrate its dedication to the cause of better cities, better communities. This new pandemic is an opportunity to reflect on urban issues and to propose solutions towards The City We Need.
The WUC Secretariat United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat www.unhabitat.org  | www.worldurbancampaign.org

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