Meeting report network event HABITAT III: Transition towards Sustainable Delta Cities

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Meeting report available of the Delta Alliance network event

'Transition towards Sustainable Delta Cities'

HABITAT III conference on the New Urban Agenda
 19 October 2016, Quito, Ecuador

In Quito, the Delta Alliance co-organized this network event jointly with the Government of the Netherlands as outgoing chair of the Delta Coalition, and with the City of Beira. The event attracted some 120 attendants from national and local governments, NGO’s, research organizations and the private sector.

The Delta Alliance focused on organizing and moderating one of the network-event sessions, entitled Collaboration is Key – creating action in cities and deltas. Knowledge exchange and assessments for informed planning and interventions in urbanizing deltas are key to foster and promote an action oriented attitude.

With Prof. Ishrat Islam, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), as facilitator, the attendants discussed how to improve sharing knowledge and best practices and monitoring progress. It is essential to create interdisciplinary, multi-level and cross-sector (multi-stakeholder) alliances between parties such as governments, NGO’s, private sector, researchers and designers to connect the local to the (inter)national, and vice versa.

Among the take home messages the creation of long term exchange programmes between deltas and fly-in technical assistance teams are being mentioned.

>> Read more in the summary report 

Delta Alliance International Secretariat
Monday 19 December 2016
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