What you shouldn’t miss at EDD 2019!

7 June 2019

Did you know that cities and regions play a key role in reducing inequalities all over the world? This year, the European Development Days (EDDs) are focusing on “Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind”. Join us and discover how towns and regions are taking action on a daily basis to promote equality and shared prosperity in sustainable development!

The European Development Days (EDDs) are Europe’s leading development forum, gathering more than 8,000 participants from over 140 countries  and representing 1,200 organisations from the development community every year. This year, sessions and stands are shared around the three main themes:

  • Why inequalities matter for sustainable development
  • Understanding the structural causes of inequalities
  • Working better together through more effective policies to address inequalities

Join the community of towns and regions at:

Stand 47

This is the central place of the EDD Global Village! The 5 main associations of local and regional governments (AIMF, CLGF, CEMR/PLATFORMA, UCLG and UCLG-Africa) will present concrete projects and explain to you how localising the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) leaves no one and no place behind.

Wednesday, 19 June, 14:45-16:00, room D4

With concrete cases from Albania, Lebanon, Zambia and Spain, discover what are the strengths and challenges of sub-national governments and territorial policymaking to address inequalities.

Co-organised by PLATFORMA and its partners (the Basque Country, CLGF and the Province of Barcelona) and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

Tuesday, 18 June 10:00-11:15, room D1

Andalucía is strongly committed to international solidarity and cooperation. Join us at this Lab debate and learn more about what this Spanish region is doing to foster territorial cohesion. Some of the awarded projects of the PLATFORMAwards will also be presented to illustrate the nexus between decentralised cooperation, strengthening service delivery and addressing the root causes of inequalities.

Co-organised by the Andalusian Agency for Development Cooperation, PLATFORMA and UNDP.

Tuesday, 18 June, 13:30-14:45, room D6

Urban areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. But many towns and regions are already taking action! Discover how the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UN Capital Development Fund’s Local Climate Adaptive Living facility can help them.

Co-organised by the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UN Capital Development Fund.

Innovation for sustainable development: Leaving no one and no place behind

Wednesday, 19 June 19, 11:30-13:00, High-level panel – Auditorium 2

This session is focusing on Territorial innovation policies for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Co-organised by UCLG, UN Habitat and the European Commission

Lab debate: Addressing inequalities and building a local Africa leaving no one behind

Tuesday, 18 June, 10:00-11:15, D4

It is time to take advantage of the tremendous windows of opportunities of decentralisation and territorial development in Africa! Join African partners and discuss how to create an enabling environment for local and regional governments in Africa to redress inequalities and to move towards a positive, inclusive, sustainable and resilient transformation that leaves no one behind.

Co-organised by UCLG-Africa and other partners

Project lab: Towards more equitable city economies

Wednesday, 19 June, 13:00-14:15, S2

Come and address the “equitable growth challenge” by exploring how public goods and services are a pathway to more equitable economic development in secondary cities in the global south.

Co-organised by CLGF, UN Habitat, Cities Alliance, the World Bank and other partners

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