The strategic capacity development component forms part of the UK Global Future Cities Prosperity Fund Programme and is being developed by the UK Built Environment Advisory Group (UKBEAG) in close collaboration with UN-Habitat. The aim of the strategic capacity development component is to complement the other elements of the programme, to consider some of the barriers and enablers to sustainable urbanisation and to help ensure the programme’s long-term impact.
The City-to-City Knowledge Exchange comprises a programme of four events and follows on from the Thematic Programme, which took place in the early part of 2021. The aim of the City-to-City Knowledge Exchange will be to enable cities to share their experiences, to learn from one another, to help build relationships with one another, to promote engagement and to lay the foundation for a series of Country-Level events that are to follow.
Each participating city has been invited to deliver a 20 minute presentation framed around the following key headings:
Each event will be supported by a range of Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) who will bring their knowledge and expertise to bear in the capacity of ‘critical friends. The role of the SME’s will be to provide constructive observations on the presentations, helping to identify issues that might not have been adequately recognised, suggesting solutions for challenges that may have been identified and exploring synergies between projects.
The Subject Matter Experts will frame their contributions around the five key thematic areas that were covered in the Thematic Programme, namely: