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World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders - Local Voices for a Better World and
5th United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress

12-15 October 2016 | Bogotá, Colombia

Highlights for Thursday, 13 October 2016

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At lunchtime a parade took place around the venue

On Thursday morning, 2016 World Summit participants attended parallel workshops, policy dialogues and learning forums covering: culture and urban transformation; Latin American decentralization; a model city council; strategic facilitation; bottom-up national development; affordable housing, gentrification, accessibility and urban development; local economic development for social cohesion; mobility; and the ‘Handbook on International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning.’ The permanent working platform on co-creating the city continued throughout the day.

In the afternoon, a plenary on ‘Linking up the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda’ convened, followed by a meeting of the UCLG Executive Bureau. Afternoon workshops explored: the UCLG City of Bogotá Peace Prize Finals; territorial governance for food security; SDGs localization; and the HIV threat in cities. A policy dialogue addressed territories for the promotion of sustainable local economic and environmental policies, while a learning forum emphasized the importance of learning for professionals and leaders, specifically in local governments.

Throughout the day, attendees could also explore new topics through films at the cinema forums and 30-minute talks in the presentations corner. Constituencies held community forums and other groups met, including the metropolitan and peripheral cities constituency, CEOs of local government associations, the UN Advisory Committee on Local Authorities (UNACLA), the Metropolis Executive-Financial Committee, and the preparatory meeting of the 1st World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace to be held in April 2017.

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Permanent Working Platform - Co-Creating the City: Right to the City of Learning


Participants engaged in discussions through Google Hangouts


Nelson Saule, Instituto Pólis

Participants shared perspectives and experiences


Policy Dialogue - Culture as a Dimension in Urban Transformation


Panel speakers of the session


Michel Vallée, Director of Culture, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada

Karim Hendili, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


Community Forum - Metropolitan and Peripheral Cities


Panel speakers of the event


Moderator Octavio de la Varga, World Association of the Major Metropolises

Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)


Participants listening to panelists


Learning Forum - Practical Sessions: The Art of Strategic Facilitation


Panel speakers of the event


Harold Jarche, Jarche Consulting

Jeannette Vélez Ramírez, Global Actions and Solutions

Kubeshni Govender, Black Earth Consulting


Participants listen to the remarks from Sogen Moodley, Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), eThekwini, South Africa


Workshop - Laying the Path for Inclusive Cities: Affordable Housing, Gentrification, Accessibility and Urban Development


L-R: Josep Roig, UCLG Secretary General; Angel Gurría, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Ana Marie Argilagos, Ford Foundation; Federico Gutiérrez, Mayor of Medellín, Colombia; Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, Spain; and Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal, Canada, UCLG North America President and Metropolis President


Ana Marie Argilagos, Ford Foundation

Federico Gutiérrez, Mayor of Medellín

Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal, UCLG North America President and Metropolis President


Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid

Angel Gurría, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


Participants during the event


Permanent Working Platform - Co-Creating the City: Right to the Democratic City


Participants during the event


Bernardo Gutiérrez, Medialab-Prado Madrid

Héctor Huerga, Activist


Susana Villarán de la Puente, former Mayor of Lima, Peru

Fernando Pintado, Barcelona, Spain


Hassan Hmani, Nanterre, France

Eliana Guerrero, Colombia


Learning Forum - Practical Sessions: Mobility


An overview of breakout groups discussing success factors for better urban mobility


Policy Dialogue - Drive Bottom-Up National Development


L-R: Josep Lluís Alay, Commissioner for International Relations of Province of Barcelona, UCLG Committee on Decentralization and Local Self-Government; Rose Christiane Ossouka Raponda, Mayor of Libreville, Gabon; Hugo Siles, Minister of Autonomy, Bolivia; Moderator Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General, UCLG Africa; Rosario Bento Pais, Head of Unit, DEVCO B2, European Commission; Simón Gaviria, Director of National Planning Department, Colombia; Emil Elestianto Dardak, Regent Mayor of Trenggalek Regency, Indonesia; and Clark Somerville, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)


Josep Lluís Alay, Commissioner for International Relations of Province of Barcelona, UCLG Committee on Decentralization and Local Self-Government

Clark Somerville, FCM President


Hugo Siles, Minister of Autonomy, Bolivia

Moderator Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General, UCLG Africa


Simón Gaviria, Director of National Planning Department, Colombia

A participant asks a question to the panel


Elevator Pitch - Handbook on International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning


Participants during the event


Community Forum - Local Government Associations: Discussion among CEOs


Participants during the event


Workshop - SDGs Localization


L-R: Santiago Gallo, Member of Executive Secretariat, FLACMA; Mohamed Saadieh, President of Union of Dannieh Municipalities, Co-President of UCLG-MEWA; Sylvie Goneau, Councilor of Gatineau, 2nd Vice President of Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM); Mpho Moruakgomo, President of Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA), Chair of the Board of Commonweatlth Local Government Forum (CLGF); Johannes Krassnitzer, ART Programme Specialist of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Christine Musisi, Director of External Relations Division of UN-Habitat; Ute Böttcher, Head of Competence Center Democracy, Policy Dialogue and Urban Development of DeLoG-GIZ; and Paula Lucci, Research Fellow of Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


Workshop - SDGs Localization


Rafael Zavala (left), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), addresses participants


Learning Forum - Concepts and Trends


L-R: Kubeshni Govender, Black Earth Consulting; Sara Hoeflich, UCLG; Harold Jarche, Jarche Consulting; Cézar Busatto, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Erik Vergel, University of Rosario; and Josep Roig, UCLG Secretary General


Policy Dialogue - Territories to Promote Sustainable Local Economic and Environmental Policies


L-R: Monika Zimmermann, Deputy Secretary General, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI); Ronan Dantec, Senator, Loire-Atlantique, France; Gerardo Pisarello, First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona, Spain; Dina Oyun, Mayor of Kyzyl, Russia; Tom Dallessio, Next City; Juan Mari Aburto, Mayor of Bilbao, Spain; and Ana Giros Calpe, Suez Environment


Plenary - Links Between the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda


Participants listen to panel speakers


Mónica Fein, Mayor of Rosario, Argentina

Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN-DESA)


Aromar Revi, Director, IIHS

Parks Tau, Councilor, Johannesburg, South Africa


Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal, UCLG North America President and Metropolis President

Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid


Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General

Edgar Pieterse, Director, African Center for Cities


UCLG Executive Bureau


The dais during the bureau meeting


Around the Venue


Participants during a networking break






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