UN-Habitat’s Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (Virtual) Innovate4Cities Conference

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Deadline: 12-May-21

UN-Habitat is co-hosting the (virtual) Innovate4Cities conference with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM). The Innovate4Cities Conference seeks to support accessible, innovative, equitable city climate action through promoting, guiding, and sharing city-focused research and innovation, driving partnerships and implementation at the local and neighbourhood scale.
The Conference organising partners are looking for curatorial teams from all regions of the globe, working and researching the nexus between science and practice for ambitious delivery of climate goals, to curate program elements that bring regional voices, opportunities, and priority innovation pathways and partnerships to the conference.

The Innovate4Cities Conference Regional Curatorial teams will be recognised as supporters of the event, for providing curated programme segments that feature tangible on-the-ground outcomes, co-creation of regional solutions, and present leading research, innovation, and practice from their nominated region.
Regional curators are sought from the following 4 conference time zones. It is possible that more than one team is selected from each timezone group
Timezone GROUP 1:

  • Oceania
  • Southeast Asia

Timezone GROUP 2:

  • European Union and Western Europe
  • Middle East and West Asia
  • Africa
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Timezone GROUP 3:

  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Timezone GROUP 4:

  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • North America

Why become a regional curator?

  • Gain significant organisational and brand visibility at major global conference, including via being recognized as sponsors (logo and website) on conference website and relevant virtual promotional material.
  • Shape regional discussions and priorities before and during the conference in cooperation with the relevant national / regional Covenant of Mayors.
  • Opportunities to showcase organisational good practice in the conference programme, including via representation in a high-level panel and by showcasing local stories via a virtual field trip. In addition to programming a series of sessions, workshops and events for the Conference, be offered opportunity to participate in / organize a high-level panel, including the opportunity to host a welcome and closing event by the Mayor/s of the curatorial team city/cities
  • Contact with other regions working on similar or complementary challenges and strategies
  • All team members (individuals) will be recognised as Regional Curators on website and programme
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Eligibility Criteria

  • UN-Habitat is seeking regional curator teams comprised of local governments, research institutions and innovation partners to support the delivery of a programme that is diverse, accessible and representative of city scale innovation, knowledge and ambition from all regions of the globe.
  • A minimum of 2, maximum of 6 local government, research institutions and or organisations representing sectors with expertise in city climate change science or innovation from your time zone region.
  • Includes at least 1 research institute/University and 1 local government from within your time zone region.
  • Evidence that your team includes or will partner with other urban stakeholders to be able to provide regional and thematic contextual content to the program and target appropriate participants.
  • One individual to act as the Team lead and contact with conference organiser.
  • All team institutions / organisations will be recognised as sponsors, via logo, and lead individual/s can be named as regional curators.

For more information, visit https://unhabitat.org/node/145844

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