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Local Development Strategies in the Context of Climate Change, SDGs and NUA Invited Speaker Marmara Urban Forum 02-OCT-2019
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02-OCT-2019
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Expert Group Meeting on “City Prosperity Initiative in Wuhan" Contribution to Policy UN-HABITAT 25-SEP-2018
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I was invited to be part of this Expert Group Meeting to receive and review the findings of a project that explored the application of the City Prosperity Index methodology to the city Wuhan in China.
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26-SEP-2018
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How to green finance? Visiting Academic at HEI International Institute of Green Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 02-SEP-2018
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I was awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship by the International Institute of Green Finance at the Central University of Finance and Economics.
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20-SEP-2018
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Expert group meeting on "National Urban Policies in Africa: The Contribution of Cities to Economic Growth", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Contribution to Policy United Nations Economic Commission for Africa 30-AUG-2017
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The EGM discussed key elements of a methodology for African Member States to better measure the contribution of their cities to national GDP and made recommendations on conditions required at national and city level to implement this methodology.
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31-AUG-2017
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Membership of the Advisory Board of The State of African Cities 2017 report Public Engagement UN-HABITAT 25-JAN-2017
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How Can Cities Perform Better In Terms of Equity, Efficiency and Sustainability: The roles of city-makers and their imaginations Invited Speaker TU Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin) 27-MAY-2016
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I was invited to give a keynote speech, entitled "How Can Cities Perform Better In Terms of Equity, Efficiency and Sustainability: The roles of city-makers and their imaginations", at the 3-day (26-28 May) symposium on "Managing Urban Futures", organised by the MSc Urban Management programme.
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27-MAY-2016
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Finance for City Leaders handbook Consultancy UN-Habitat JAN-2016
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I am helping the UN-Habitat's Urban Economy and Finance branch prepare this handbook, with a focus on the six chapters on complex financial instruments.
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AUG-2016
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Local Governance in Rural China External Examiner Role School of Oriental and African Studies 01-DEC-2015
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I examined a doctoral dissertation entitled "Local Governance in Rural China. An analysis of fiscal, political and social institutions" at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
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01-DEC-2015
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Co-leader for Habitat III Policy Unit 7 Leadership Role United Nations 05-OCT-2015
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Representing the Development Planning Unit as a co-lead organisation of the Habitat III Policy Unit 7 (on Urban Economic Development Strategies), I am one of the four co-leaders of this Policy Unit. Main responsibilities include the organisation of two experts group meeting and the coordination of a group of 20 experts in developing and preparing a Policy Paper in this area in order to inform the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III.I also presented the Policy Paper to Dr Joan Clos and co-chairs of the Bureau of Preparatory Committee at the European Habitat in Prague and to the UN nation states and stakeholders in UN HQ in New York.
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28-OCT-2016
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Expert meeting on promoting livelihoods and economic diversification Consultancy UNFCCC Secretariat, the Adaptation Programme AUG-2015
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Assisted the Adaptation Programme to design and facilitate the expert meeting on promoting livelihoods and economic diversification, which took place in Bonn between 7th and 8th September 2015.
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20-SEP-2015
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