A representative of the Undersecretary for Technical Affairs ... The ministry of Planning participates in the 10th World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi
The Ministry of Planning participated in the tenth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10) "Cities of Opportunities - Connecting Culture and Innovation" at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in the United Arab Emirates represented by the Undersecretary for Technical Affairs Dr. Maher Hammad Johan and Director General of the Six Poverty Reduction Strategy Department Najla Ali Murad, in the presence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Zaid Izz Al-Din, and a delegation representing the University of Kufa and the Municipality of Mosul and with the participation of representatives of more than 160 countries around the world. The Iraqi delegation, headed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Abu Dhabi and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning for Thousand Affairs The intention of the opening ceremony of the conference and participated in the various activities of the conference (high-level dialogues, meetings, workshops, gatherings and events hosted by the conference). The Undersecretary for Technical Affairs, Dr. Maher Hammad Johan, said: The World Urban Forum, organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Program, is the first international gathering to exchange views and experiences on sustainable urbanization with all its implications and the first international gathering on urban issues. Indicating that the World Urban Forum seeks to increase awareness of sustainable urbanization among stakeholders and improve collective knowledge of sustainable urbanization through comprehensive open discussions, exchange of lessons learned, exchange of best practices and good policies, with increased coordination and cooperation between different stakeholders in order to advance and implement sustainable urbanization. "The themes of the tenth session of the World Urban Forum included: assessing innovative approaches and practices emerging in harnessing culture and innovation as an engine for sustainable urbanization, and providing a richer vision of the links between urbanization, culture and innovation as a basis for achieving cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable while enhancing the synergy between tradition and modernity , And creating spaces for rapprochement in multicultural societies and generations, in addition to promoting innovative solutions and approaches to urban development, and building on the value of cultural diversity to improve the quality of life for all in cities and settlements. Sharia as well as exploring the role of culture and creative industry in pushing prosperity and social and economic opportunities for all in cities and human settlements to explore the role of culture and innovation in implementing the new urban program as well as achieving the urban dimensions of the 2030 sustainable development plan while taking advantage of previous lessons from previous global urban forums. The Tenth World Urban Forum included many activities (high-level dialogues, meetings, workshops, gatherings and events hosted by the conference), including: dialogue sessions as follows: The first session (urbanization, culture and innovation) and It included exploring the links between urbanization, culture and innovation, and discussing how urbanization affected and its impact on culture and innovation based on views from different parts of the world, and the second session (Leading sustainable urbanization through culture and innovation), which included the role that culture and innovation can play in implementing the new urban agenda Achieving the sustainable development goals and other internationally agreed goals and targets related to sustainable urbanization. Whereas the third session (Tradition and Modernity - Creative Convergence of Sustainable Cities) included the ability of cities to manage emerging conflicts between tradition and modernity and maximize their convergence to achieve sustainable outcomes - economic, social and environmental, and to address the high risks that threaten indigenous knowledge, and the need for community-based initiatives to promote and preserve On original knowledge, as well as taking advantage of new technologies to foster creativity and convergence in cities and societies. The fourth session (Border Technology and Sustainable Cities) included a discussion of the broad role and spread of border technologies in promoting sustainable urbanization and responding to urban challenges. As for the fifth session (urban planning, heritage preservation and renewal) included the role that urban and regional policies, including legislation, can play in preserving Cultural heritage and heritage. Finally, the sixth session (Partnerships and Initiatives Supporting Culture and Innovation in Cities) included discussing the role of partnerships and multi-stakeholder initiatives in using culture and innovation in city development strategies. It is worth noting that Dr. Maher Hammad Johan, Undersecretary for Technical Affairs, participated alongside all the various activities of the conference and the above sessions, and participated in a discussion session entitled (Sustainable Urban Development in the Arab Region - Middle East: Partnerships and Innovation as factors enabling sustainable urban development and recovery), as he made a presentation Detailed about (the government's role in rebuilding and solutions to tackle crises, creating an enabling environment, setting the necessary political institutional framework, and strengthening partnerships and innovation to achieve urban development). The Director General of the Six Poverty Reduction Strategy Department also provided children Ali Murad gave a presentation on (Iraq methodology in the treatment of slums as a pilot experiment in the Arab region).