The Urban-Act project, funded by Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI) is a multi-partner project to strengthen collaborative climate action in the Asia-Pacific across five programme countries: China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand. The focus is on enhancing the capacities of city governments to meaningfully engage in climate change dialogue, action, and implementation.

As part of an Urban-Act project output – to increase knowledge of national and city stakeholders on low-carbon and resilient urban development, climate sensitive planning and inclusive urban climate action – the Urban-Act Regional Training Programme will be delivered, congruent with the themes of the Urban-Act project. In 2024, the training programme will comprise three masterclass-style modules (one in-person, and two online), and one in-person synthesis workshop at World Urban Forum 12 in Cairo, Egypt.

The training programme will be delivered by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Melbourne Centre for Cities at the University of Melbourne, in partnership with Urban-Act partners.

The key objectives of the training programme are to:

· Increase the understanding and knowledge of local, sub-national and national participants to build integrated climate action for low-carbon and resilient cities.

· Increase the understanding of key innovations and emerging topics on action for low-carbon and resilient cities.

· Build and enhance partnerships and relationships within the training programme cohort, Urban-Act project partners, and with relevant organizations, institutions, and experts.

The training programme is built on the knowledge that – as practitioners embedded within highly diverse and localised urban contexts – participants will have unique experiences and in-depth ‘day to day’ familiarity with climate impacts, mitigation strategies, and innovative coping and adaptation mechanisms.

United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC - BKK), Bangkok City, Thailand
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