11th World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland (June 2022)

On behalf of the GIZ programme Dialogues for Urban Change Programme (D4UC), Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann (bgh.) contributed to the 11th session of the World Urban Forum organized by Poland and UN-Habitat between the 26th and the 30th of June.

The session “Strengthening integrated urban development for the common good: the power of peer learning and multi-level dialogue” took place at the German Pavilion. Looking at the D4UC networks with Ukraine, South Africa, the United States and Germany, it illustrated how peer-learning formats can have a positive impact on the realization of integrated urban development for the common good, while equally supporting multi-level dialogue and cooperation.

The session “Towards a G7 Sustainability Agenda” took place at the “Sustainable Development Goals” stage and looked at the new urban development track initiated in the framework of Germany’s G7 presidency. At the session, WUF attendees could discuss the priorities set out for the urban development track with G7 representatives and key stakeholders. The process culminated in the G7 meeting of ministers in September 2022 in Potsdam/Germany.

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Timeframe:  26th-30th of June 2022