Join IHS at the World Urban Forum for a training on developing small-scale local initiatives

Thursday 30 Jun 2022, 09:00 - 11:45
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Multifunction Hall Room 11

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The training session held on 30 June 2022 between 9.00-11.45 hours at the 11th edition of the World Urban Forum is based on three different case studies from various regions and contexts around the world. The selected small-scale community initiatives will get an opportunity to present their mission, ideas and challenges. Subsequently, the representatives of these initiatives and the participants will take part in a training under the guidance of three urban development and resilience experts.

About this training

This training session is based on three initiatives from different contexts worldwide. These small-scale cases of community initiatives are selected as the finalists of the IHS Alumni Impact Award and will be presented to the participants by the initiators themselves.

The participants will take part in a training under the guidance of three urban development experts: Alexander Jachnow, Indriany Lionggo and Tannya Pico. Each expert will cover one thematic area: socio-cultural resilience, environmental resilience and socio-economic resilience.

The training will consist of a theory and a practice section, which will enable participants to enhance their knowledge and skills while working towards an action plan for the selected initiatives. Three “mobile teams” of participants and experts will advise the initiatives for further development and sustainable growth.

In the theoretical part, participants will learn how to work towards resilience and sustainability via small-scale initiatives and how to develop solutions and make action plans. By discussing and analysing the different thematic aspects shared by the small-scale initiative representatives in a group setting, they will be able to identify the core issues faced by each initiative and come up with collaborative solutions and plans through peer learning.

What will you learn?

At the end of the training, participants will be able to understand the concepts of urban community initiatives and community resilience. The training session will create and nurture an environment to discuss and exchange experiences happening locally.

Participants will learn how to synthesise and utilise knowledge from one context and apply it to another while remaining aware of the varying circumstances and factors that might influence the result.

At the same time, the training will increase the participants' knowledge and capacity to assess socio-cultural, environmental, and socio-economic resilience, as well as the ability to systematise good practices and to recognise the impact of bottom-up initiatives on urban transformation and community resilience. Lastly, they will learn to showcase the positive externalities beyond their initial project, effectively leaving a larger impact in their communities and thus, having a larger impact on unforeseen areas and "leaving no one behind".

These three initiatives will be featured as case studies during the training.


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