The City Youth Need, the World They Want
On February 10-11 the UN-Habitat Youth and Livelihood Unit is organizing the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) at the UN-headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The two-day Campus will focus on youth and is inviting more than 160 youth from Kenya and other parts of Africa.
Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, professionals and decision-makers who believe that urbanization is an opportunity that can lead to positive urban transformations. It is intended as a prelude to the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016, where the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years will be agreed on. The Campus will be a pivotal event for youth to engage and an opportunity for them to make their voices heard.
Through inclusive debates and review processes, the UTC will allow a large number of youth to come together and discuss the future of urban youth and to address the key issues for the New Urban Agenda. The outcomes of the Campus will provide input to the City We Need.
The theme for the youth Campus is: Inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities for youth: Policies and programmes for urban youth empowerment.
It will encompass five thematic areas.
- Youth and Livelihoods
- Youth and Urban Planning / Public space
- Youth, Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
- Youth and Urban Governance
- Youth and Environment
We look forward to welcoming all the invited participants to the Campus.