The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (#WUF10) will be held from 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This will be the first time that an Arab country will host the world’s most important conference on cities and human settlements.
WUF 10 is convened by UN-Habitat in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, General Secretariat of the Executive Council, and the ultra-modern Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The theme of the Tenth Session is “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation”.
The World Urban Forum is an important milestone for Local and Regional Governments due to the fact that every two years as it connects the urban and development agenda offering an unparalleled opportunity to meet member states and other partners.
During this important gathering, UCLG Africa will organize 05 mains sessions and participates to others sessions of partners.
On 10 February, UCLG Africa will lead the session on “Local strategies for financing local actions” (Voice from Cities, Room A, 12:30-13:30).
On 12 February, the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA) of UCLG Africa will conduct the session on “Role of REFELA in the successful implementation of Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs)” (Voice from Cities Room A,15:00-16:30 ).
UCLG Africa will organize three other sessions on:
- “African Capitals of Culture” (12 February Voice from Cities Room A,14:00-15:00 ).
- Door of Return – A New Pan-African Era (11 February UCLG Africa Stand ,10:00-11:00).
- “Creating an Enabler Environment and a Supportive Framework at African Local Level to protect, promote and enchance Heritage and Culture” (10 February UCLG Stand ,12:00-13:00).
UCLG Africa will also have a stand in the exhibition area. It will be a place for interactive activities: roundtable discussions and one to one meetings with partners, members and all the key stakeholders .
Don’t hesitate to join us!
Picture Day 1
Picture Day 2
For more information visit the website here.