Habitat III - Networking Events
  • Monday 17
  • Adapting the New Urban Agenda to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean

    Networking Events
    Venue: R18
    Lead Organization:
    The Ministry Of Housing And Urban Development- Government Of Trinidad And Tobago
    Partner organizations:
    Lands And Rural Development – Government Of Barbados Ministry Of Transport
    Ministry Of Planning And Development – Government Of Trinidad And Tobago Ministry Of Housing
    Works And Housing – Government Of Jamaica Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) United Nations Economic Commission For Latin America (UNECLAC) Caribbean Network For Urban And Land Management (CNULM)

    Among key stakeholders (State, Private Sector and Civil Society) on the pillars and core thematic areas of the New Urban Agenda with a conscious effort to reconcile or adapt these to the reality of SIDS and our territories in particular. Presenters will share the road travelled by the territories of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Barbados over the last two decades as well as international perspectives and explore the challenges and possible solutions to adapting the Agenda to Caribbean States. In doing so there will be discussion on the best practices and innovative responses applied within the Region. The dialogue which will begin in Quito will continue until a network is built among urban development practitioners, policy makers and civil society in the Caribbean; until we achieve “The Future We Want” and our urban spaces enable us to “lead peaceful, healthy, prosperous and free lives with full respect of human rights for all”.