CHOGM2022

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Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Initiative at CHOGM 2022

The Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Initiative have a number of activities during the week of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda 19-25 June 2022 related to the Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation. Click the links below for more detail on each of the activities. For more information on our events email info@commonwealthsustainablecities.org. For more information about CHOGM 2022, click here.

programme

CYSU launch at the Commonwealth Youth Forum
Sunday 19th June 16.30 – 17.00
For more information about the Youth Forum, click here.

CSCI Official Side Event
Tuesday 21st June 9.00 – 17.45
For the detailed programme, click here.

Networking Reception
Tuesday 21st June 18.30 – 20.00
Invitation only.

Presidents Roundtable
Wednesday 22nd June 10.00 – 13.00
Invitation only.

CSCI Official Side Event – High Level Segment
Wednesday 22nd June 16.00 – 17.45
For the detailed programme, click here.

Site Visits to Mpazi
Wednesday 22nd June 14.00 – 17.30
To view Skat affordable housing development, with presentation. For more information email info@commonwealthsustainablecities.org.

Business Forum Gala Dinner
Wednesday 22nd June 18.30 – late
For more information about the Business Forum, click here.

Public Lectures
Wednesday 22nd June 18.30 – late

Sustainable Urbanisation High Level Discussion at the Business Forum
Thursday 23rd June 09.45-11.00
For more information about the Business Forum, click here.

A Challenge to the Commonwealth, Towards a Sustainable World at the Business Forum
Thursday 23rd June 11.15-12.30
For more information about the Business Forum, click here.

background

With 70% of global carbon emissions attributable to cities and Commonwealth countries forecast to account for nearly 50% of the growth in cities to 2050, urbanisation is a defining issue for Commonwealth leaders.

Member states, both large and small, are already facing the impacts of climate change and rapid urbanisation, while the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded these impacts, resulting in one of the worst global health and economic shocks of recent times.

Responding to these challenges, Commonwealth partners including the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Association of Architects, the Commonwealth Association of Planners and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda and The Prince’s Foundation, have come together to issue a Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth, to advance sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth through the Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Initiative.

The Call to Action promotes collaborative partnerships, leveraging inter-governmental, associated, and accredited Commonwealth organisations, with dedicated resources to support sustainable urbanisation that is anchored in core Commonwealth values, specifically:

• To bring a greater focus on enabling sustainable urbanisation in Commonwealth policy making,

• To develop a Commonwealth dialogue to define and implement a new way of working across our respective networks towards multi-level governance and sustainable urbanisation.

• To deliver a Commonwealth initiative of practical action to support sustainable cities and human settlements across the Commonwealth to respond to the Call to Action and to play their full role in achieving the SDGs.

the partners

The Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth has been developed jointly by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), in collaboration with the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure, the Rwandan Ministry of Local Government and The Prince’s Foundation, with support from other Commonwealth organisations, governmental, professional and technical partners. To read and download the full version of the Call to Action click here.

join us

If you are interested in learning more or becoming involved with a Call to Action on sustainable urbanisation across the Commonwealth, or any of the activities referred to on this page, then please contact us at info@commonwealthsustainablecities.org.

acknowledgements

The organisers would like to extend their thanks to all those supporting our activities at CHOGM, be that moderators, panelists, participants and particularly those supporting logistics