SDG11 Global Council

The SDG11 Global Council’s mission is to formulate pragmatic multi-stakeholder, widely applicable SDG11 solutions for cities around the world, and to implement selective pilot initiatives by utilizing the formulated framework. It will strive to find innovative solutions for SDG11 implementation. The aim is to provide actionable insights, propose policies, develop technological solutions, and mobilize resources to drive progress towards the goal.

During the course of 2018, the council formulated and consented the general framework for the work of the council moving forward. The framework acts a generic, yet customizable, guiding principle to support the cities that the council will be working within developing and implementing SDG11 solutions.

Moreover, in the council’s meeting during the World Government Summit in February 2019, the council proposed and designed four initiatives to be implemented across the coming two years. The nature of those initiatives ranges from providing cities insight, to benchmarking and collaboration tools, all the way to putting in place funding mechanisms.

Expected impact

1- Providing insights into the progress of SDG11, and its indicators, within cities around the world
- Providing a library of successfully implemented solutions, relevant to SDG11 and its indicators, accessible to cities around the world.
- Providing a collaboration platform for cities, with low and high progress relevant to SDG11, to engage and share solutions, success stories and lessons learned.
- Providing a platform to match demand and supply of SDG11 specific solutions. The platform will help solution providers shape and prepare their solutions for access by financiers



Goal 11
Financing (in USD)
Staff / Technical expertise
Smart Dubai has dedicated staff to managing, coordinating and implementing the council's initiatives. Additionally, HE Dr.Aisha bin Bishr, Director General of Smart Dubai, is the chairwomen of the council.
Basic information
Start: 11 February, 2018
Completion: 31 December, 2020
Smart Dubai (Government)
UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, UAE Prime Minister Office, UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Development, Organization for International Economic Relations, Connected Cities Lab, Igarapé Institute, Open & Agile Smart Cities, Mastercard, and World Council on City Data
Initiative focused on COVID-19 pandemic response, prevention and recovery efforts
Not specified
Geographical coverage
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficiaries
All cities around the world
Contact information
Mohamed Elimam, Project Manager, c_mohamed.abdullah@smartdubai.ae, 00971504847949
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
United Nations