Habitat III – Side event: Inclusive Sustainable Transport in support of action on Equity and Poverty (i-STEP)

EVENT INFORMATION

Habitat III – Side event: Inclusive Sustainable Transport in support of action on Equity and Poverty (i-STEP)

Co-Organizers: SLoCaT Partnership, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

(Tuesday, October 18, 12:30-13:30, MR10)

Session Description:

This side event will present and discuss the results of a new SLoCaT analysis of the role of urban mobility in tacking urban inequality and poverty, particularly in less developed countries,  through SLoCaT’s program on Inclusive Sustainable Transport in support of action on Equity and Poverty (i-STEP).

The work addresses inter alia the equity impact of current methodologies and approaches to improving urban mobility.  This event will explore ways to better align transport investments to address crucial cross cutting urban issues on poverty and equity, to strengthen linkages between the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to expand synergies among the SDG, UNFCCC and Habitat III processes, particularly in less developed countries.

Session Agenda:

  • Introduction (3 min)
    • Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General, SLoCaT Partnership, moderator)
  • Presentation: i-STEP strategies to increase volume/quality of work to link transport to poverty/equity (10 min)
    • Gail Jennings, Consultant, SLoCaT Partnership
  • Panel: Responses to presentation (30 minutes)
    • Aimée Aguilar Jaber, Economist, International Transport Forum
    • Heather Allen, Consultant, SLoCaT Partnership
    • Margarita María Parra, Program Officer, Environment Program, Hewlett Foundation
    • Representative, national/local government (TBD)
  • Discussion: (15-20 minutes)
    • Panelists and audience

Date:

October 18, 2016 - October 18, 2016

Time:

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue:

Room MR 10, Casa de Cultura Ecuatoriana

Organizers:


Contact Person:

karl.peet@slocatpartnership.org

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