Title COVID-19 Recovery and SDG 11

Insight Session: COVID-19 Recovery and SDG 11


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Insight Session:

COVID-19 Recovery & SDG 11

The opening event of the series "Insight Sessions: Post-COVID Urban Futures"  will focus on COVID-19 Recovery and Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).

The event will start with a brief introduction to this year's Connective Cities Corona programme and Insight Session series. Subsequently, a panel discussion will explore the challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 crisis for achieving SDG 11 towards making cities more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. During this panel discussion, urban practitioners and experts from different world regions will share their perspectives and insights on this topic. The participating panellists are:

  • Faola Hodaj, Director of Innovation, Municipality of Tirana / Tirana, Albania 
  • Karim Elgendy, Sustainable City Strategist, Recipient of the 2013 Global Green Building Entrepreneurship Award by the World Green Building Council / London, UK & MENA Region
  • Aditya Kumar, Executive Director, NGO Development Action Group / Cape Town, South Africa
  • Hilmar von Lojewski, Councillor for Urban Planning, Building, Housing and Traffic, Association of German Cities / Berlin, Germany

Insight Session: COVID-19 Recovery & SDG 11 on Wednesday July 28, 2021 

Time (CEST)  




Technical check-in of participants   



Opening and welcome words  

Ricarda Meissner, Senior Project Director Connective Cities at GIZ



Overview Connective Cities COVID-programme

Fatina Toukan, Project Advisor Connective Cities at GIZ

Thiago Garcia, Project Leader Connective Cities at SKEW  



Panel Discussion “COVID-19 Recovery & SDG 11”  




Wrap up and closing



End of event 

Event language: English. Translation available in Russian, French, Arabic. 

We are looking forward to your active participation! If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.