Breakout session | Stage 3

Host: UCLG

The COVID-19 global health crisis has provided a stark reminder of the important role local governments play in service provision at a city level; from basic education and healthcare access, to decent housing and effective public transport. And the pandemic has also underscored the capacity of cities to identify creative local solutions to global challenges, and to localize the SDGs and bring them to the people in the local communities. This session will serve to elicit an array of best practice approaches that local governments have taken to protect societies through the pandemic with a keen focus on the lessons learned for adaptive action towards the 2030 agenda and the SDGs. By bringing this localized knowledge to the fore of the discussion, the session can draw out transformative approaches and supercharge existing solutions to accelerate the efforts for a just and green recovery with the SDGs at its core.



Emilia Saiz - Moderator
Secretary General, UCLG
Dr. Mohamed Boudra
Mayor/President, Al-Hoceima/UCLG
Thembisile Nkadimeng
Mayor / President, Polokwane / SALGA
Manuel de Araujo
Mayor /Representative, Quelimane / ICLEI - ICLEI Global Executive Committee
Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans
Mayor, Oss
Mohamed Saadie
President, UCLG-MEWA / Union of Dannieh Municipalities


September 22, 12:30
12:30 — 13:15 EST (GMT-5) (45′)

Cities, People

| Host: UCLG |, Dr. Mohamed Boudra (Mayor/President at Al-Hoceima/UCLG), Emilia Saiz (Secretary General/UCLG), Manuel de Araujo (Quelimane / ICLEI – ICLEI Global Executive Committee), Mohamed Saadie (UCLG-MEWA / Union of Dannieh Municipalities), Thembisile Nkadimeng (Mayor / President at Polokwane / SALGA), Wobine Buijs-Glaudemans (Mayor at Oss)


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