Habitat III - Networking Events
  • Tuesday 18
  • Strengthening partnerships-means of implementation of the New Urban Agenda

    Networking Events
    Venue: R20
    Lead Organization:
    Cities Alliance – Global Partnership
    Partner organizations:
    Ford Foundation
    ICLEI
    IHS
    UCLG
    UN-Habitat
    The Networking Event Is Hosted By The Habitat III Joint Work Programme Of The Cities Alliance Partnership
    Consisting Of: Federal Ministry For Economic Cooperation And Development- BMZ
    French Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
    SDI
    HFHI
    Brazil And SDSN. Additionally
    The JWP Has Two Permanent Observers
    DFID And SECO.

    Habitat III is the first implementation conference of the 2030 agenda and the new climate agreement. The proposed networking event will highlight the role of partnerships in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). The draft outcome document of the NUA already calls for the meaningful engagement of all stakeholders in all stages of the policy process, from planning to budgeting, capacity development, implementation, and monitoring. It also acknowledges the relevance of partnerships in the follow-up and review of the NUA. In order for cities to provide opportunities for all, it is required that all urban actors build partnerships in a way that is characterised by inclusiveness, sustainability and resilience. The networking event will explore in practical terms how to operationalise the NUA and how partnerships of national governments, local authorities, organised civil society and the private sector can contribute to the implementation of key topics of the NUA. During the networking event a group of diverse stakeholders-from national, regional and local governments, to civil society and academia, private sector and development partners-will discuss key questions from their diverse perspective, such as: How to build successful partnerships? What can partnerships achieve and where are the limitations of partnerships? Concrete case-studies from different continents will serve as practical examples for different forms of engagement, facilitation and incentives, and will showcase lessons learned from partnerships on: Enabling Environment: National Level Framework/ National Urban Policies: National and City Urban Forums Urban governance and planning: data collection and analysis Inclusive Economic development: financing and maintaining public goods and services for all Strengthening Municipal Capacities: Leading and Managing rapidly urbanising cities Monitoring, reporting and review mechanisms: localising the SDGs in the context of the NUA
    The session thereby seeks to contribute to an operationalization of
    the NUA and the value-added of multi-stakeholder partnerships in its
    implementation.