Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC)'s Urban Collab Virtual Conference 2021

Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 - 08:00 to Friday, 26 November, 2021 - 20:00
Central European Time (CET)
Sunday, 21 November, 2021

Red Cross Red Crescent (IFRC)'s Urban Collab Virtual Conference 2021 is taking place from 24-26th of November 2021. This year, IFRC is proud to co-host the conference with the German Red Cross, and with the generous support of the German Federal Foreign Office.  As the 2021 Urban Collaboration Platform Conference edition is virtual this year, the event is scheduled across all time zones (8 AM-8 PM CET) to enable active participation across regions. In these intense times - full of opportunity and urgency - we must turn the conversation into deeper action. This event is a milestone to learn from each other and our partners and connect to city stakeholders to scale the solutions to meet climate targets, while at the same time ensuring communities are resilient to future shocks and stresses. The themes identified for our conference are:

  • Hidden Vulnerabilities in Expanding Cities - Exploring new fragilities created by growing inequalities, lack of access to services; building community resilience, greening initiatives, social cohesion, protection against new extreme phenomena (heatwaves, pollution, waste crisis…).  
  • Preparing, Assisting and Responding in Cities - Humanitarian assistance in urban settings; planning and anticipating, protecting essential urban services; climate induced migration and urban displacement; Tools and skillshare (on Info management; data use for predictable risks; hazard anticipation).    
  • Innovative Urban Solutions We See - New partnerships, digital assessments, innovation, new forms of volunteering, youth engagement/leadership in cities. 

Learn more and register here:

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