The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, convened by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is the largest gathering of mayors around the world. It is also the World Summit of the most influential local and regional leaders, councillors, local governments, partners, and actors implicated in the decision making of city and community life.
This years’ edition will count with a renewed format and enhanced collaboration between members and with partners.
This call for proposals is dedicated to the Local4Action Track.
The Local4Action Track will be offering a platform to share, listen and review, as well as showcase the different dynamics that UCLG and its partners have developed, from actions, to policies, to thinking, going through movements, values and discussions & conversations, connecting the local to the global, and the global to the local.
The Local4Action Track is composed of 4 different formats to foster a wide range of participation across the different spheres implicated in the work & development undertaken by UCLG and its partners:
Inspirational sessions, Local Talks, Happenings, Small Exchanges, Presentations of experiences, implementations, events, and launchings, will compose this format to allow an idea, a statement, an inspiration, to be expressed in this Global platform of Dialogue (Open to individuals, professionals, influencers, mayors, cities, etc.).
• Local policies & voices
_ Come and see what’s happening at the local level
Unfolding the processes and experiences of creation and co-creation of policy making in the city, implicating all levels of governance and actors of the urban sustainable development will compose this format (Open to UCLG members, national government, partners of UCLG, constituency members, UCLG mechanisms of consultation and partners).
• Global Conversations
_ Take a seat at the Global table!
Ongoing Global Conversations that integrates the current trends and global challenges will be at the heart of this format, implicating the Global Task Force, Stakeholders, Global Partnerships and High Level exchanges, opening the Dialogue between life at local level and the global Conversation that impacts citizens’ life (Open to Global Task Force constituency, Global Institutional Partners, Stakeholders)
_ Interact and learn
This format will be dedicated to interactive sessions for trainings and specific workshops, with a larger duration (Open to UCLG members, national government partners of UCLG, constituency members).
How to apply:
The deadline for proposals of sessions is 30th
June 2019, and may be submitted in English, Spanish, and French. Please follow this link to submit your proposal online.
We would like to thank you ahead of time for your active participation, and dedication necessary to design, and implement your session. For specific questions, comments, or concerns, please write to Durban2019@uclg.org
with “Local4Action Track Call”
as part of the subject.
Applicants can expect information on the outcome of their application by 17th July 2019.
For the most up-to-date information, please see our website which is slated to be officially launched in the next few weeks: https://www.durban2019.uclg.org/en/