URBAN OCTOBER 2022 at GIZ:
WED 19.10.2022 / 09:00-11:00 AM (CEST)
PARTICIPATORY AND INCLUSIVE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE IN THE MENA REGION
Insights from Egypt, Palestine and Jordan
How can cities in the Middle East and North Africa become more inclusive and equitable as they grapple with widespread inequality, rapid population growth, disadvantaged and informal areas and sometimes even conflict and displacement? Following the new Urban Agenda, Agenda 2030 and BMZ’s declared goal to promote climate-neutral and socially just urban development (“Just Transition”), GIZ works in various countries across the region to help deliver participatory planning, improved infrastructure and service delivery and accessible public spaces. However, given the many challenges, such as the highly centralized nature of government, the lack of human and financial resources on the local level, and the often-limited space for civil participation, this is easier said than done. This session will introduce the “Participatory Infrastructure Project” (PIP) in Egypt, “E-Governance in the Palestinian Territories” (INDIGO) in Palestine, and “Improving Living Conditions of Disadvantaged Areas in Amman” in Jordan, to understand various approaches, experiences, and challenges in urban development and governance in the MENA region.
ORGANISER: GIZ Egypt, GIZ Jordan, GIZ Palestine
INVOLVED: Rawan Attour (Urban and Regional Development Advisor, GIZ Jordan), Efua Dadze-Arthur (Head of the Participatory Infrastructure Project (PIP), GIZ Egypt), Jehad Shakhshir (Head of the Project “E-Governance in the Palestinian Territories” (INDIGO), GIZ Palestine), Yacoub Saad (Project Advisor “E-Governance in the Palestinian Territories” (INDIGO), GIZ Palestine), Britta Gade (Advisor “Capacity Building through Urban Infrastructure Development” (CBUID), GIZ Egypt)