COVID-19 Urban Thinkers Campus Series – Registration OPEN today

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  |

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