Upcoming Urban Thinkers Campus on Youth

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On February 10-11 the UN-Habitat Youth and Livelihood Unit is organizing the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) at the UN-headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The two-day Campus will focus on youth and is inviting more than 160 youth from Kenya and other parts of Africa.

Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, professionals and decision-makers who believe that urbanization is an opportunity that can lead to positive urban transformations. It is intended as a prelude to the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016, where the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years will be agreed on. The Campus will be a pivotal event for youth to engage and an opportunity for them to make their voices heard.

Through inclusive debates and review processes, the UTC will allow a large number of youth to come together and discuss the future of urban youth and to address the key issues for the New Urban Agenda. The outcomes of the Campus will provide input to the City We Need.

The theme for the youth Campus is: Inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities for youth: Policies and programmes for urban youth empowerment.

It will encompass five thematic areas.

  1. Youth and Livelihoods
  2. Youth and Urban Planning / Public space
  3. Youth, Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
  4. Youth and Urban Governance
  5. Youth and Environment

We look forward to welcoming all the invited participants to the Campus.

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Urban Thinkers Campus on Youth

  • February 5, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Dear UN-Habitat Youth,

    I am an avid follower of your work on Youth empowerment. I am always looking forward to your newsletters as they always keep me updated on current youth issues.

    I am student at the Technical University of Kenya pursuing a degree in Land Administration. I have written a paper on effective Land Management for Nairobi City and due to present it in Washington D.C. in mid March this year at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference.

    I am interested in attending the Urban Thinkers Campus on the 10th and 11th at UN Habitat Nairobi. Since it is Nairobi, it is a rare opportunity for me to engage and learn from other participants directly and establish networks.

    Are there any requirements that I may need to meet in order to attend the two days forum?

    David Victor | BSc. Land Administration | TUK | 2012 – 2016 0720 874 630 | 0723 485 839 ________________________________


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