Programme

Programme

World Urban Children and Youth Assembly

The World Urban Children and Youth Assembly provides children and young people all over the world with the opportunity to present examples of implementation of the New Urban Agenda, as well as recommendations on the way forward to improve sustainable urban development.

Women’s Assembly

The Womens’ Assembly is a dynamic and multi-stakeholder event, bringing together stakeholders and enabling them to present, share and recommend projects and initiatives of strengthening gender equality in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Business Assembly

The Business Assembly will bring together private sector leaders and representatives of the world’s leading business networks to showcase and recommend initiatives on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. It will also put forward the corporate urban solutions, innovations, and business models that have the power to generate change and to accelerate action to sustainable urbanization.

Grassroots Assembly

The first WUF Grassroots Assembly will take place in Kuala Lumpur as a legacy of the Habitat III and the project on increasing the engagement of the grassroots constituency in the debate on sustainable urbanization. The Assembly aims to offer space to grassroots leaders who have championed delivery of the New Urban Agenda in their cities and communities across the globe.

During the week of the Forum a wide range of cultural events will take place in Kuala Lumpur to enjoy the culture and traditions of the city, its music, dance, food and architecture.

Dialogues will be high-profile events to focus and debate on policy recommendations in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Those sessions will have a duration of three hours.

Networking events will have a duration of two hours long and should focus on strengthening partnerships, calling for new alliances or launching joint initiatives on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. They are an opportunity to share ideas and commitments in an effort to advance the sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the globe.

The call for networking event closed on 24th November 2017. The selection process has started and the WUF Secretariat will be in contact with the organizers in the next days. Only one networking event per organization will be accepted for further selection process. Selection will be announced 10 December 2017 onwards.

Criteria for Selection

To carry out the Networking Event, it is a pre-requisite that the organization holding the event has the required funds, including own travel and accommodation, if the event is selected.

All Networking Event organizers will be requested to self-report on their event activities to the World Urban Forum Secretariat to be part of the WUF9 report. More information on the reporting format will be provided after the selection process is completed. Below are the criteria for assessing applications, apart from regional balance and thematic relevance:

  • Thematic links to the WUF9 theme
  • Quality of the proposal in terms of its expected outcomes and contribution to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda
  • Inclusiveness in terms of age and gender balance, as well as participation of stakeholders
  • Inclusiveness in terms of participation of Least Developed Countries (LDC) representatives or experiences
  • Innovation in the outreach/mobilization strategy to promote attendance at the event
  • Innovation in the monitoring of the expected outcome

Beside networking, side and training events, a number of other events also take place within and outside the official venue.

Side events are one hour long and should focus on concrete examples of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda such as projects, research, data, etc. They are an opportunity to share data, knowledge and initiatives in an effort to advance the sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the globe.

The call for side events closed on 24th November 2017. The selection process has started and the WUF Secretariat will be in contact with the organizers in the next days. Only one side event per organization will be accepted for further selection process. Selection will be announced 10 December 2017 onwards.

Criteria for Selection

To carry out the side event, it is a pre-requisite that the organization holding the event has the required funds, including own travel and accommodation, if the event is selected.

All Side Event organizers will be requested to self-report on their event activities to the World Urban Forum Secretariat to be part of the WUF9 report. More information on the reporting format will be provided after the selection process is completed.

Below are the criteria for assessing applications, apart from regional balance and thematic relevance:

  • Thematic links to the WUF9 theme
  • Quality of the proposal in terms of its expected outcomes and contribution to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda
  • Inclusiveness in terms of age and gender balance, as well as participation of stakeholders
  • Inclusiveness in terms of participation of Least Developed Countries (LDC) representatives or experiences
  • Innovation in the outreach/mobilization strategy to promote attendance at the event
  • Innovation in the monitoring of the expected outcome

Special Sessions will aim for in-depth discussions on specific issues on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the mechanisms for monitoring the implementation.

Various Partner Constituent Groups will hold an array of roundtable meetings. These roundtables presented an opportunity for these key partners to present projects and research on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Training events should focus on developing skills and knowledge of the WUF9 participants and targeted audiences, by providing “how to” approach to development challenges with innovative tools, methodologies and instruments to support the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The call for training events closed on 24th November 2017. The selection process has started and the WUF Secretariat will be in contact with the organizers in the next days. Only one training event per organization will be accepted for further selection process. Selection will be announced 10 December 2017 onwards.

Criteria for Selection

To carry out the Training Event, it is a pre-requisite that the organization holding the event has the required funds, including own travel and accommodation, if the event is selected.

All Training Event organizers will be requested to self-report on their event activities to the World Urban Forum Secretariat to be part of the WUF9 report. More information on the reporting format will be provided after the selection process is completed.

Below are the criteria for assessing applications, apart from regional balance and thematic relevance:

  • Thematic links to the WUF9 theme
  • Quality of the proposal in terms of its expected outcomes and contribution to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda
  • Inclusiveness in terms of age and gender balance, as well as participation of stakeholders
  • Inclusiveness in terms of participation of Least Developed Countries (LDC) representatives or experiences
  • Innovation in the outreach/mobilization strategy to promote attendance at the event
  • Innovation in the monitoring of the expected outcome

Urban talks will be a series of featured speeches and discussions with some of the world's most renowned urbanists, economists, sociologists, and thinkers. These are keynote sessions or dialogues that will discuss the implementation of the New Urban Agenda from an array of professional perspectives.

They are meant to highlight the various angles through which citizens can be engaged in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and to identify collaborative opportunities.

Initiative of the WUF9 Secretariat, UN-Habitat, with the support of the Malaysia Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government, in collaboration with several agencies of Malaysia and coordinated by URBANICE MALAYSIA, ThinkCity, Malaysian Institute of Planners, Malaysian Institute of Architects, JPS, PAD and Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

Unique, pioneering and innovative urban live laboratory

  • First showcase at a street level of the Implementing New Urban Agenda
  • Interventions as a live model and legacy of the New Urban Agenda in Kuala Lumpur
  • Ideas on how to create and plan Cities 2030 Cities for all: Implementing New Urban Agenda
  • Urban experience for WUF9 participates and to bring back to their cities all the knowledge and thoughts
  • A unique space open to all where urban innovations and solutions will be showcased
  • Vibrant space where urban planners, organizations, and urban stakeholders from all over the world will implement urban solutions
  • Reflect on urban planning, management, and sustainable development.