- General Assembly of Partners (GAP)
- GAP’s 16 Partner Constituent Groups (Business and Industry, Children and Youth, Civil Society Organizations, Farmers, Foundations and Philanthropies, Grassroots, Indigenous Peoples, Local and Subnational Authorities, Media, Older Persons, Parliamentarians, People with Disabilities, Professionals, Research and Academia, Trade Unions and Workers, Women)
Open to all WUF attendees and organized by the General Assembly of Partners (GAP), this interactive and participatory networking session will focus on the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and associated global agreements referenced in the New Urban Agenda. The member states have long acknowledged the importance of stakeholders and multi‐stakeholder partnerships. Collectively, the global agreements on resilience, financing, sustainable development, climate change and sustainable urbanization mention stakeholders repeatedly (105 times) and partnerships (169 times) in various roles related to their formulation implementation and monitoring. GAP research found
Well-positioned to support multi-stakeholder partnerships through its extensive membership (1,200 unique organizations encompassing 58,000 networks and several hundred individual members), the GAP Executive Committee will share current and anticipated multi-stakeholder projects and help coach attendees in how to join them or form new ones. The presenters will include Moderator Greg Budworth (GAP Vice President), PCG co chairs: Luis Miguel Artieda and Maria Orejas-Chnetelot (Foundations), Inés Sánchez Madariaga and Enrique Silva (Research and Academia), Sarah Nandudu and Rose Molokoane (Grassroots), Analucy Bengochea and Janice Abbott (Indigenous Peoples), Jin Sook Lee and Daria Cibrario (Trade Unions and Workers), Emilia Saiz (Local and Subnational Authorities), Peter Goetz and Jerko Rosin (Parliamentarians), Tom Dallessio and Nick You (Media), Jane Katz (Civil Society Organizations), Kathy Kline and Sion Jones (Older Persons), Mohammed Loutfy and Victor Pineda (Persons with Disabilities), Danielle Grossenbacher (Business and Industry), Ishtiaque Zahir and Nicolas Buchoud (Professionals), Magdalena Garcia Hernandez and Teresa Boccia (Women), Violet Shivutse and Mildred Crawford (Farmers), Chandana Das (Children and Youth), and Genie Birch (Discussant).