Director, Programme Division
Greater awareness of sustainable mobility amongst citizens and policy makers in partner cities in Africa, Asia and LAC regions. Partner cities will adopt policies, strategies and plans for sustainable mobility. Cities will have strong institutional capacity and become adept in analyzing the real problems and securing financing and implementing people-centered projects. The share of public transport in cities will increase and public transport will be better integrated with walking, cycling and other non-motorised transport. Accidents, fatalities and injuries associated with the movement of...[more]
The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.
City, regional and national authorities will establish systems for improved access to land, adopt enabling legislation and put in place effective decentralized governance that fosters equitable and sustainable urban development.
City, regional and national authorities will have implemented policies for increasing access to adequate housing and improving the standard of living in existing slums.
City, regional and national authorities will have implemented policies for increasing equitable access to urban basic services and improving the standard of living of the urban poor.
Knowledge of sustainable urbanization issues will be disseminated and capacities enhanced at international, national and local levels in order to improve formulation and implementation of evidence-based policies and programmes and to increase public awareness of the benefits of and conditions necessary for sustainable urbanization.
Developing local capacities and mechanisms for adapting and implementing global principles and norms of sustainable urbanisation (including related MEAS e.g. on climate change; air quality; water management, biodiversity);Strengthening the capacities of local (and national) actors for contributing local experiences and expertise to the formulation of global principles and norms.
City, regional and national authorities will have improved capacity to implement urban policies supportive of local economic development, creation of decent jobs and enhanced municipal finance
Strengthening the capacities of local authorities and their public, private and community partners to achieve more sustainable urban development, socially, economically and environmentally;Reducing poverty by working on sustainable urbanisation through more efficiently and equitably use of environmental resources and control of environmental hazards in urban development planning.
LVWATSAN Mwanza is a multi-dimensions' infrastructure project targeting the expansion and upgrading of a significant part of Water supply and Sanitation in the cities of Mwanza and 3 satellites Towns (EIB financed) and Bukoba and Musoma (AFD financed). The project is complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share expertise and financial resources, to support the achievement of the SDGs. The project is financed through a combination of loans (total cost of EUR 104 million), grants (EUR 10 million), provided by International Financing Institutions, the European Commission...[more]
This initiative will tie together several ongoing and new initiatives through a comprehensive knowledge management system. It will link and harmonise databases, case studies, casebooks, training tools and materials, technical cooperation tools and instruments, and policy and partnership endeavours of global programmes and technical advisory services. The initiative is also designed to work closely with other Level 2 partners' commitments for WSSD in, inter alia, Water for African and Asian cities, City-to-City Cooperation, and Training local authorities for sustainable urban development. The...[more]
City, regional and national authorities will implement policies, plans and designs for more compact, better integrated and connected cities that foster equitable and sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change.
The goal of IPLA is to increase the capacity of local authorities (LAs) for sustainable waste management towards a resource efficient and zero waste society, achieving livable and sustainable cities. Through IPLA:- The capacity of LAs and municipalities will be empowered by better access to tools, technologies, investment opportunities, and international financial mechanisms in the area of municipal waste management. - A dynamic interface between the local authorities and private sector will be built, thereby facilitating public-private partnerships and creating conducive investment climate fo...[more]
The United Smart Cities program was jointly initiated by UNECE and other industrial partners. Key areas are urban mobility, sustainable housing, clean energy, waste management and ICT. Its objectives are as follows: a) Decrease vulnerability of cities to urban migration, demographic changes, environmental degradation and climate change b) Reduce carbon footprint of cities c) Enhance the quality of life for inhabitants d) Improve the environmental quality of the cities e) Establish public-private partnerships (PPPs)
City, regional and national authorities will have increased resilience to the impacts of natural and human-made crises and have undertaken rehabilitation in ways that advance sustainable urban development.
The development objective of the Water for Asian Cities Programme is to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration Goals related to cities, specifically promoting integrated urban water resource management, including participatory governance, community-based approaches, demand management, and increased attention to environmental sanitation. The programme will seek to achieve this by raising awareness through advocacy, information and education; training and capacity building; and pilot demonstrations. The overriding thrust of the Water for Asian Cities Programme is to build capa...[more]