• Monday 17 Oct 2016
  • Building Implementable Partnerships to Realize the New Urban Agenda: Grassroots to Institutional Levels

    Networking Events
    Venue: R18
    Lead Organization:
    • GROOTS International.
    Partner Organization:
    • Huairou Commission Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) Women In Informal Employment: Globalizing And Organizing (WIEGO) General Assembly Of Partners –Grassroots PCG Habitat Norway.

    This networking event is based on a partnership between three of the largest networks of grassroots leaders in the world working together to advance priorities of organized communities through the 2030 Agenda and the Habitat III process. Translating global policy into real implementation requires substantial institutional shifts and new partnerships including innovative and additional funding mechanisms on all levels. Fundamental to this is the fortification of the role of organized communities and their representative movements/organizations of people living and working in poverty to plan, implement, and monitor development programs that affect their lives. Indeed, the formation of the Grassroots Partner Constituent Group (PCG) as well as the Women’s PCG of the General Assembly of Partners is a clear indication that these stakeholder groups are a critical element of the New Urban Agenda’s success. A central aim of the event is to lay foundations for a strong alliance between grassroots organizations, donors, and other stakeholders towards the implementation of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. As such, the event will feature achievements, lessons learned, and concrete strategies for implementable partnerships among grassroots networks and their allies within the context of sustainable and inclusive urban development. Representatives of grassroots networks and of leading development agencies and foundations will share their innovative methodologies and explore synergies and common challenges for advancing inclusive and collaborative urban development and governance in the years ahead. Furthermore, the event will serve as a joint platform for women and grassroots networks to propose concrete recommendations for Habitat III implementation and related pro-poor partnerships, including in the areas of urban development and financing in support of community-based work.