Workshop on elaboration of a Toolkit for Urban Inclusion in Arab Cities

When :

from Monday 29 October, 2018
to Friday 2 November, 2018

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Cairo, Egypt

Contact :

Jana El Baba,

UNESCO, in cooperation with the European Training Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ETC-Graz), is organizing a four-day workshop to initiate the elaboration of a “Toolkit for Urban Inclusion in Arab Cities”. The workshop will be attended by members of the Toolkit’s Working Group, which includes representatives of participating cities from the UNESCO-supported "Coalition of Arab Cities against Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance", in addition to regional experts on urban inclusion.

This first workshop will be held in Cairo between 29 October and 1 November 2018. It aims to discuss two chapters of the Toolkit, covering the topics of public participation in city planning, and access to information. The workshop will also be an occasion to mark the World Cities Day 2018 (31 October).

The Toolkit for Urban Inclusion in Arab Cities will be prepared by Arab cities for Arab cities and will give examples and hands-on guidance covering the full policy cycle from planning to implementation, evaluation and follow-up.

The idea to develop the Toolkit stems from the results of in-depth discussions with the Coalition of Arab Cities, undertaken by UNESCO and ETC-Graz in 2017, and which identified a need to develop tailored toolkits and reference materials on specific urban inclusion issues, and provide capacity-development to city officials and other concerned actors.

The Toolkit is developed in the context of UNESCO’s promotion of inclusive urban development, free from all forms of discrimination, based on a culture of inclusion, rights and citizenship. UNESCO leverages the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities (ICCAR) and its seven regional and national Coalitions, including the Coalition of Arab Cities, to meet the commitments of the Agenda 2030 and the New Urban Agenda.