Time: 09:00 – 11:00 CET
The meeting was organized online in Zoom.
The workshop programme was developed by UNECE as an essential part of the “Building Urban Economic Resilience during and after COVID-19” project to ensure the engagement of the relevant local stakeholders, as well as to strengthen local government capacity to manage and recover from economic shocks, such as the COVID-19 crisis. This workshop is designed to build a better understanding and knowledge of the key principles, characteristics and dimensions of urban resilience with a special focus on urban economic recovery and resilience diagnostics and planning.
The main objective of the workshop is to provide detailed information on the project to local stakeholders and to strengthen the capacity of local government in the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine by introducing the key concepts and issues on urban (economic) resilience, how to diagnose the current state of a city through data collection and analysis, and how to design actions for resilience and sustainability – including economic and financial responses, recovery and rebuilding measures. Through these, the workshop will guide and inform the city towards the application of the UN’s ‘building back better’ principle in their recovery strategies and ensure alignment with 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
After the workshop, the participants are expected to:
• Gain deeper understanding of the economic impacts of COVID-19 in the city and explore common solutions and practices
• Be familiar with a global and practical framework and Diagnostic and Planning Tool on building urban resilience for local economic and financial response and recovery in the context of COVID-19.