Dear World Urban Campaign Partners,
We have the pleasure of inviting you to a new COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus series, starting on Monday 4 May, open to all. Registration is open from 28 April at the following link.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is triggering a diversity of responses, this Urban Thinkers Campus Series will help reflect on key issues in order to start learning from actions of city and community leaders, social workers and related actors on the ground.
Through Urban Thinkers Sessions organized remotely (on Zoom), participants will highlight the interventions by key stakeholders in cities and communities responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in different contexts and will highlight key lessons learned. In addition, e-roundtable discussion will also help articulate key recommendations addressed to the various constituencies.
A total of nine UTC sessions will articulate key areas of actions proposed by WUC Partner organizations:
UTC#1 – Facing Urban Vulnerabilities
4 May 2020, 2.30 – 4:00 pm CET
Partner organization: Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme
UTC#2 – The Basic Services Gap
6 May 2020, 2.30 – 4:00 pm CET
Partner organization: Practical Action
UTC#3- The Shelter Gap
7 May 2020, 2.30 – 4:00 pm CET
Partner organizations: Compass Housing, Habitat for Humanity
UTC4#- The Safety Gap
11 May 2020, 2.30 – 4:00 pm CET
Partner organizations: Red Dot Foundation, Polycom, CJUR International
UTC#5- Securidad en la Crisis Covid-19 (session in Spanish only)
11 May 2020, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT (= 5:30-7:00 pm CET)
Partner organization: Huairou Commission
UTC#6- Community Leaders at the Frontline
14 May 2020, 2.30 – 4:00 pm
Partner organizations: Huairou Commission, WEA
UTC#7- The Wage Gap, Social Security and Small Business during Pandemics
20 May 2020, 2.30 – 4:00 pm
Partner organizations: ActionAid, Smartly
UTC#8- Planning and Design for Pandemic Urban Resilience
27 May 2020, 2.30 – 4:00 pm
Partner organizations: Arcadis, ISOCARP, Commonwealth Association of Planners, Paris Region
UTC#9- Reporting during the pandemic
29 May 2020, 11 am – 12:30 EDT (= 5:00-6:30 pm CET)
Partner organization: Smartly, First Main Films
Kindly find attached the invitation that you may want to share widely with your networks. We will also prepare
specific invitations for each of the above UTCs.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to e-meeting you very soon;
Many thanks and kind regards,
UN-Habitat WUC Secretariat
United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat
P.O. Box 30030, Nairobi 00100, Kenya | UN Avenue Gigiri