Highlights for Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Participants of the Children and Youth Roundtable pose with Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the UN’s 75th Anniversary.
WUF10 continued with two dialogues in the morning, including one on Urban Planning and Heritage Preservation – Regeneration, during which UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohd Sharif stressed the importance of preserving heritage sites and buildings in cities, saying “once it is lost, it will only be retrieved at great cost.” Another dialogue focused on Partnerships and Initiatives Supporting Culture and Innovation in Cities, during which panelists called for implementing cost-effective mobility solutions for millions of urban dwellers in the global South and promoting social entrepreneur ecosystems and economic development to “uplift people and the planet.”In the afternoon, three roundtables convened, including one for children and youth representatives from different continents to express views on sustainable urban development. They circulated a petition calling for the Executive Director of UN-Habitat and the Deputy Executive Director of UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to declare a climate emergency, and urged the UN to stop organizing “tokenistic” youth summits, and instead ensure youth have a seat at a table. In a roundtable for traditional authorities, panelists underscored that millennia-old, culturally embedded traditional institutions cannot be destroyed by modern legal decisions, and discussed how traditional authorities and governments can have mutually beneficial relationships.Side events and special sessions continued into the evening, including a session on Affordable Housing Innovation to Foster Cities' Culture and Diversity, which heard interventions from a range of governments, international and regional organizations, and private sector representatives on, among others, efforts to reduce the cost of housing through data centralization and reducing delays in housing provision through e-governance and reduced bureaucracy.
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Dialogue 5: Urban Planning and Heritage Preservation - Regeneration
The panel (L-R): Moderator Dena Assaf; Jyoti Hosagrahar, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Arbjan Mazniku, Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Albania; Shatha Al Mulla, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, United Arab Emirates (UAE); Cameron Rashti, Aga Khan Trust for Culture; Milena Ivković, International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP); Inés Samudio, Minister of Housing and Land Management, Panama
Moderator Dena Assaf
Inés Samudio, Minister of Housing and Land Management, Panama
Milena Ivković, ISOCARP
Shatha Al Mulla, UAE
Cameron Rashti, Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Arbjan Mazniku, Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Albania
Jyoti Hosagrahar, UNESCO
Time keeping during the dialogues
Alaina Beverly, University of Chicago
Ahmed Eiweida, World Bank
Dwinita Larasati, Indonesia Creative Cities Network
Participants pose questions and listen to the discussion.
Patrick Domingos Tembwa, REALL
Dialogue 6: Partnerships and Initiatives Supporting Culture and Innovation in Cities
Moderator Jason Pomeroy
Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade and Development
Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport
Participants listen to the discussion.
Siraj Sait, Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity
The second panel (L-R): Tulio Vazquez López, Inter-American Housing Union; Irina Ilina, Higher School of Economics University; Vladimir Bataev, Zaz Ventures; Marcela Villarreal, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO); moderator Jason Pomeroy
Irina Ilina, Higher School of Economics University
Vladimir Bataev, Zaz Ventures
Marcela Villarreal, FAO
Tulio Vazquez López, Inter-American Housing Union
The third panel with moderator Jason Pomeroy on the dais
Mamou Daffe, Arterial Network
Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas, UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Children and Youth Roundtable
Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the UN's 75th Anniversary
A participant makes a comment.
A participant raises his hand to ask a question.
Participants of the Children and Youth Roundtable react to the discussion.
Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond takes comments from the floor.
Traditional Authorities Roundtable
Drani Stephen Izakare, Paramount Chief of the Madi people
Katepu Laoi, Minister of Local Government and Agriculture, Tuvalu
Ana Lucy Bengochea Martínez, Wagucha Community Practitioner Platform
El Boukhari Ben Essayouti, Head, Timbuktu Cultural Mission
Abdoulaye Makhtar Diop, Chief of the Lebu people
Fatima Mohamed El Fadol Adam, Mayor of Nyala
Special Session: Affordable Housing Innovation to Foster Cities' Culture and Diversity
Doris Andoni, National Housing Agency, Albania
Sameh Wahba, World Bank
Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Moderator Patricia Peiró Aso
Mourad Limam, McKinsey & Company
Christophe Lalande, UN-Habitat
Around the Venue
Volunteers at the venue
Food at the combined Polish and WUF11 booth
A participant looks at the photo exhibition.
Partcipant at the venue using the translation service.