Safer Cities Webinar III Invitation: Inclusive Governance and the Role of Civil Society for Safer Cities

On behalf of UN-Habitat, UCLG, VibeLab and Habitat Norway we would like to invite you to a third webinar of our peer-to-peer learning series: Safer Cities by our Neighbourhoods For All initiative.

This time we turn our attention to the role of civil society in shaping safer and more inclusive cities and in which ways collaboration with local government play out in different cities.

Date: Tuesday, 4 June 2024
Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm CET
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About the Webinar:

In our ongoing commitment to fostering safer urban environments, we are excited to invite you to the third installment of our webinar series.This session will delve into civil society (CSOs) efforts across the world.

We know that CSOs role in providing and fostering co-creation practices and services has expanded beyond just advocacy in cities. While some support basic services and critical social infrastructure that is not always met by local government, others play a key role in building sustainable social, ecological, economic, and cultural practices.

At the same time, improving safer urban environments depends not only on what urban governments fund and regulate, but also on how they practically enable, encourage and support the efforts of local citizen groups, NGOs, as well as the private and non-profit sectors.

Highlights of the session: 

  • Learn from bottom-up practices: Understanding the role of civil society initiatives in co-creating safer spaces and local communities.
  • Global urban planning efforts:  Discuss the enablersfor local action and what challenges CSOs are facing in cities, and on what levels 
  • Interactive Dialogue: A platform to share your city’s experiences and learn from a growing community of practice
  • Towards a Global Knowledge Platform: Contributing ideas for a repository of tools and practices to aid the planning of safer cities globally.

Please fill in our register form by the 1 june to confirm your participation. We are looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you on this transformative journey.

About Safer Cities initiative:

The Safer Cities initiative that started as a collaboration with UN-Habitat, UCLG, Habitat Norway, and VibeLab. It aims to share knowledge, foster mutual learning, and promote integrated solutions based on the UN Safer Cities guidelines and various global agendas. Our goal is to engage cities worldwide in developing accessible, safe, and vibrant neighborhoods through co-production and inclusive processes. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a critical dialogue on how local actors are drivers of change. Register now and join us in shaping safer cities for the future.

Register now and join us in shaping safer cities for the future.