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Virtual Dialogue Webinar on

Building Anew: Systematic Approach to Supporting the Urban Poor for the Sustainable Post-COVID World



9 December 2020, Jeju, Republic of Korea – UNITAR CIFAL Jeju arranged a virtual dialogue webinar on “Building Anew: Systematic Approach to Supporting the Urban Poor for the Sustainable Post-COVID World” on December 9, 2020 using the online platform “Zoom”.


The event invited 26 representatives from the governmental sector along with NGOs and private sector. They came from 9 different countries including: Myanmar, India, Nepal, Fiji, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.


The event consisted of three presentations by experts and a plenary session including Q&A. The invited experts were Ms. Sri Husnaini Sofjan, Senior Program Advisor and Strategist at Huairou Commission, Ms. Lubaina Rangwala, Senior Manager at WRI India’s Sustainable Cities Center, and Mr. Joris Van Etten, Senior Urban Development Specialist at ADB.


The experts and participants talked about how we can address the issues related to the urban poor in special situations like the pandemic crisis. Ms. Sri H. Sofjan, the first speaker of the session stressed why partnership and inclusive participation matter in building and strengthening resilience of the urban poor. She also stated that resilience strategies should target both host communities and marginalized people through readily accessible social services and employment opportunities, which is important to reducing the vulnerability of the urban poor. The other experts shared the successful cases and lessons learned not only in conducting needs assessment to develop policy strategies for the urban poor, but also developing and implementing those strategies with the case of India, Indonesia, and Fiji. During the plenary session, both speakers and participants shared how important urban food production is to meet the needs of growing urban population. They also agreed that stakeholder participation is one of the most critical considerations to solve issues related to urban poverty in the pandemic context.



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