Sub-regional Conference: Inclusive Urban Solutions in South Asia

Events

Sub-regional Conference: Inclusive Urban Solutions in South Asia

22 July 2020 to 24 July 2020
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims to contribute to tackle the challenges brought on by rapid urbanization through integrated urban planning based on economic, social and environmental priorities. 

The Sub-regional Conference is designed to showcase innovative gender and social inclusion approaches (GESI) and “smart” solutions that enhance the effectiveness and impact of ADB-assisted urban development projects to achieve inclusive, resilient, and livable cities in South Asia. It will provide a rich exchange of knowledge and experiences across the region and a fruitful opportunity for lateral learning and networking. About 150 participants from government agencies, private sector, academia, civil society organizations and development partners are expected to attend from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The Sub-regional Conference builds on previous ADB South Asia Regional Department's lateral learning events in sectors relevant to ADB operations in Asia Pacific:

i) Sub-regional Workshop: Gender, Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment in South Asia (2011 - Nepal);

ii) Sub-regional Workshop: Gender and Urban Poverty in South Asia (2012 - Sri Lanka); and

iii) Sub-regional Conference: Going Beyond the Meter: Inclusive Energy Solutions in South Asia (2016 - India).

These workshops serve as forums to impart knowledge and motivate ADB Project Directors to incorporate GESI issues in on-going loan projects and replicate good practices in gender mainstreaming.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 Jul 2020 Session 1: Inclusive Urban Design, Planning, and Governance Plenary Session 1: Inclusive Urban Design, Planning, and Governance
22 Jul 2020 Session 2: Building Safe and Resilient Urban Environments Plenary Session 2: Resilient Urban Environments Against Disasters
22 Jul 2020 Session 2: Building Safe and Resilient Urban Environments Plenary Session 3: Vulnerability and Access to Safe Public Spaces
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 Jul 2020 Session 3: Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions and Services for All Plenary Session 4: Overview
23 Jul 2020 Session 3: Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions and Services for All Break Out Discussion 1: Secure Urban Housing and Affordable Housing Finance
23 Jul 2020 Session 3: Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions and Services for All Break Out Discussion 2: Providing Affordable, Reliable, and Clean Energy Solutions for All
23 Jul 2020 Session 3: Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions and Services for All Break Out Discussion 3: Enhancing Mobility, Designing Safe Public Transport
23 Jul 2020 Session 3: Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions and Services for All Break Out Discussion 4: Providing Clean Water Supply 24/7 and Sanitation with Dignity
23 Jul 2020 Session 3: Integrated Urban Infrastructure Solutions and Services for All Plenary Session 5: Synthesis Reports from Break Out Sessions
23 Jul 2020 Session 4: Creating an Enabling Environment for Inclusive Economic Growth in Cities Plenary Session 6: Promoting Skills Development and Equitable, Gainful Employment, and Entrepreneurship
23 Jul 2020 Closing Session Summary of Discussions - Progress and Way Forward

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