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Grassroots Assembly

Grassroots organisations are primarily made up of civilians advocating change at local, national or international levels. They are associated with bottom-up decision making, encouraging community members to contribute by taking responsibility and action for their community.
date

Sunday, June 26, 2022

11:00-18:00

place
ICC: Voices from Cities Room A
language
Polish, English, Spanish + CART

Summary

Grassroots organisations are primarily made up of civilians advocating change at local, national or international levels. They are associated with bottom-up decision making, encouraging community members to contribute by taking responsibility and action for their community.

By definition, grassroots organisations are almost invariably on the frontline of the response and recovery efforts to any kind of crisis – public health, climate- or conflict-related. Multiple crises have highlighted and exacerbated many of the chronic stresses poor urban communities have to cope with. The Grassroots Assembly will focus on how organised grassroots groups are addressing current urban challanges. It will discuss how effective solutions to 'build back better' must accelerate progress towards a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient future.

Sub Title

Scaling community-level interventions to localize the SDGs and build back better from Covid-19

Guiding Questions for discussions

· What are entry-points for grassroot organisations to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) transforming the standard of living locally?
· How can we build new partnerships with the learning from covid-19 towards post-covid community resilience?
· What do grassroot organisations need to co-create with partners? What are areas that need to be complemented? What is needed most urgently and next? How can those be connected to local and national policy making?

Concept Note

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Elsa María Arroyo Hernández
Elsa María Arroyo Hernández
Mujeres, Democracia y Ciudadanía A.C. | Licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas
Violet Shivutse

Huairou Commission | Chair

Lajana Manandhar
Lajana Manandhar

Lumanti Support Group for Shelter | Director

Catherine Epse Tondje

CODAS, DOUALA | Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Scaling

Ala Talbi
Ala Talbi

Tunisian Forum for Economics and Social Rights | Director 

Oliver von Malm

Start Somewhere | Founder

Amadou Sall
Amadou Sall

PSUP Community Village Committee | Chairman

Theresa Carampatana
Theresa Carampatana

SDI International | Member of the SDI Board and President of the Philippines National Federation

Beth Chitekwe-Biti
Beth Chitekwe-Biti

SDI  International | Managing Director

Grażyna Czajkowska
Grażyna Czajkowska

Congress of Urban Social Movements | Representative

Ingridt Ciego
Ingridt Ciego

Fundacion Guatemala | Community Leader

Veronica Katalushi
Veronica Katalushi

People's Process on Housing and Poverty | Community Leader

Laurinda Emmanuelle Godjo

Project ManagerInternational Cooperation Program at Bohicon Municipality | Project Manager

Witold Gawda
Witold Gawda

Congress of Urban Social Movements | Representative

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