#CitiesAreListening: The future of development cooperation in and after the COVID era
Several PLATFORMA partners took part to the #CitiesAreListening Experience that took place on 8 December. It took the form of a high-level conversation on Development Cooperation and the COVID-19 pandemic involving representatives from all spheres of government as well as members from the donor community.
Organised by UCLG with the Capacity and Institution Building Working Group (CIB) of UCLG, which has worked on a joint position on COVID-19 and local government development cooperation, the session brought together 120 participants from all around the world.
Among the speakers were Jan van Zanen, Mayor of The Hague, Chair of VNG and UCLG co-president, Emilia Saiz, UCLG Secretary General, Lucy Slack, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), Geneviève Sevrin, Director of Cités Unies France, Bert Janssens, Head of European and International Unit at Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG, Flanders), Peter Knip, Director of VNG International and Chair of the CIB Working Group and Marlène Simeon, Director of PLATFORMA.
Read the full article on UCLG-CIB webiste.
Check the live coverage by PLATFORMA on Twitter.
?High-level conversation #CitiesAreListening on #COVID_19 and development cooperation is starting in a few minutes
With @UCLG_Saiz @GemeenteUtrecht @VNGemeenten @CitesUniesFR @JanssensBert @marlenesimeon @BMZ_Bund @cooperaciocat…https://t.co/SV4b8QQiiw pic.twitter.com/BxAih8Adb5— PLATFORMA (@Platforma4Dev) December 8, 2020