Urban Settlements in Transformation – Places of Learning, Community, and Self-Determination


December 01, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session led by EIT Climate-KIC opens a conversation about systems innovation in cities, and about role of city leaders and citizens, local communities and businesses, in transformation at scale. What is needed from city leaders and community leaders to support and enable change? How can leaders and urban dwellers be given the space to experiment, push boundaries and learn in real time and how can they work to engage and mobilise local communities? How can narratives, and opportunities for learning and active participation of citizens and community groups lead to positive and equitable change?

Livestream from here: youtube.com/watch?v=7em70BDFm48


Solveig Zophoniasdottir (Director Learning of MEL & Insights, EIT Climate-KIC)
Sean Southey (Chair, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication)
Mert Çetinkaya (Academy Director of Atolye Leadership Academy)
Sheela Patel (Founder and Director, Roof over our Heads, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres)
Mariana Maraschin (Executive Director of Youth Climate Leaders)
Axel Grael (Mayor of Niteroi, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Jayne Engle (Mission Co-holder Dark Matter, Labs)

Location details: Blue Zone, UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub Pavilion