Urban Thinkers Campus: Heat Stress Resilience: Translating Strategy into Urban Climate Actions

The Campus under the title, Heat Stress Resilience: Translating Strategy into Urban Climate Actions, will address the issue of urban heat stress and its implications for the health and well-being of Cairo’s residents especially on the vulnerable segments of its population. The campus will also function as a catalyst for conversations between national and international experts, decision-makers, and practitioners on policy responses, planning strategies and design solutions working towards urban heat resilience.

25th of October:

Opening Session
09:00-10:00 CEST

Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Christine Auclair, Head, Advocacy and Campaigns Unit, World Urban Campaign, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Salma Yousry, Urban Development Programme Manager, UN-Habitat Egypt
Dr. Aditya Bahadur, Chair of the Research and Strategy Team and Principal Researcher, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), New Delhi, India


Open Discussion: Urban Climate Adaptation Strategies
10:30-11:45 CEST

Presentation 1: Launching the UDF strategy: Urban Development Fund (UDF)
Presentation 2: Mr. A K M Fazlur Rahman, advisor at the “Liveable and inclusive Cities for All– LICA” project, GIZ Bangladesh
Discussant: Dr. Mohab El Refai


Urban Lab 1: Global Exchange for Coping with Urban Heat: Prioritizing Measures, Action Planning, and Inter-City Learning among World Cities
Time: 13:00-15:15 CEST
Moderated by: Prof. Heba Allah Khalil, Cairo University, Egypt


26th of October

Urban Lab 2: Coping with Cairo’s Heat: Raising Awareness, Overcoming Challenges, and Implementing Effective Solutions
Time: 08:30 – 10:30 CEST
Moderated by: Dr. Parisa Kloss, Executive director, RUPD GbR, Germany

Urban Lab 3: Turning Vision into Action: Achieving Comprehensive, Innovative, and Replicable Outcomes for Implementing SDGs and New Urban Agenda in Heat-Resilient Cities
Time: 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-16:00 CEST
Moderated by: Dr. Hassan Elmouelhi, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, Germany

LANGUAGE: Arabic, English



Please note that the livestream of this session is cancelled due to current events.

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