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ONLINE: Balkans Local Stakeholder Workshop : Post COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan for Informal Settlements in the UNECE Region

09 December 2020

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. CET, ZOOM

Language: English (with interpretation to/from Albanian, Macedonian, Montenegrin)

In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 global crisis, UNECE is preparing a Post COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan for Informal Settlements in the UNECE Region. The Recovery Action Plan aims at providing cities with robust and efficient action measures to enhance the integration of informal settlements in the urban fabric while recovering from the crisis caused by the pandemic. The Plan is underpinned by assessment reports on the informal settlements of in four project cities: Tirana, Albania; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Podgorica, Montenegro; and Skopje, North Macedonia.

The Balkans Local Stakeholder Workshop focuses on three pilot cities in Albania, North Macedonia and Montenegro: Tirana, Skopje and Podgorica. It is designed to: 

  • Raise awareness about the Post COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan for Informal Settlements in the UNECE Region and its key deliverables
  • Present key findings of the draft local assessment reports of the Balkan cities
  • Discuss directly with representatives of local and national authorities as well as local stakeholders how to best implement the Plan’s recommendations within their specific contexts.

 

After a general introduction to the Post COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan for Informal Settlements in the UNECE Region, the event is divided into three city-focused sessions. In each session, data from the assessment report a city will be illustrated by a local consultant, followed by an indication of priorities by local and national government representatives. Finally, local stakeholders are invited to discuss with the assessment team, the experts and government representatives from their perspective.

Please register to the event here.

For more information, please contact Maike Salize at housing-landmanagement@un.org.

Agenda

Background information

Presentations

Introduction to the Post COVID-19 Recovery Action Plan for Informal Settlements in the UNECE Region
Steven Nystrom, a Stijović, President, New Stream Companies

Main Findings of the Draft Assessment Reports City of Podgorica
Suzana Stijović, Montenegro

Main Findings of the Draft Assessment Reports City of Skopje
Mirsat Esati, North Macedonia

Main Findings of the Draft Assessment Reports City of Tirana
Edlir Vokopola, Albania

Q&A