About the Conference

A Regional Conference on “Peri- Urban Ecosystems for Enhancing Urban Resilience”

The conference will examine various themes including urbanization, managing the peri-urban spaces, maintaining critical natural resources, food-water-livelihood security of poor and marginalized, gender dimensions, political frameworks, and governance
issues exacerbating due to the inevitable drift of cities into periurban areas as well as the challenges of climate change impacts on these vulnerable areas.

In addition, The ICLEI-RUAF CITYFOOD will also be part of this conference which will be open to local and regional governments to develop a strategic approach to their city region food systems. Food provides a vital link between cities and rural communities. It offers a key opportunity for addressing hunger, poverty and unemployment, climate
change impacts and environmental degradation. The CITYFOOD network aims to accelerate local and regional government action on sustainable and resilient city-region food systems by combining networking with training, policy guidance and technical
expertise.

Target Audience
The conference aims to create an interface between urban planners, city leaders (elected representatives), administrators, researchers, academicians, civil society organizations, policy makers, regional and national government officials, multilateral agencies, private sector players and community to debate on how peri-urban areas can be mainstreamed into the development process without jeopardizing the environmental integrity.

Organisers

Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), Gorakhpur and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia in collaboration with
ACCCRN.NET, UNICEF India and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi India, with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation

When

18th and 19th September, 2017

Where

Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.

Key contact persons

Ms Nivedita Mani
Coordinator
Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group,
A-187, First Floor, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi- 110017, India
T +91 11 41667754
M +91 9818037010
E geagdelhi@geagindia.org

Dr Monalisa Sen
Senior Manager (Sustainability Management)
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia;
C-3, Green Park Extension; New Delhi-110016
T +91 11 4974 7200
M +91 9871747467
E monalisa.sen@iclei.org

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