Red Dot Foundation (Safecity) has been appointed by the UN Habitat to host the Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) in Mumbai. This event is also part sponsored by the Swedish Institute, post the Stockholm Gender Equality Forum. It is in partnership with Developmatrix, The Urban Vision, Tata Capital, ISDI, The US Consulate Mumbai and BMW Foundation.
This event is in 2 parts -
21 June - Open to public through pre-registrations and will have representative voices from Government, Corporate, NGOs, Academia and Citizens
22 June - Youth Design Innovation challenge (by invitation through educational institutions & NGOs)
The UTC is meant to be a place to share, learn and define the way forward through individual and joint commitments to implement the New Urban Agenda. The format of the Campus is flexible and based on open facilitated sessions thus allowing for a high level of interaction. All participants will have equal opportunities to voice their views, ideas, and commitment to support their vision towards action.
The topic of "Creating a Resilient and Inclusive Mumbai" is to discuss the different challenges in the city, women, children and other vulnerable/minority groups face in living a quality life and in exercising their fundamental rights. We would like to deliberate on the same, so that we can collectively come up with an action plan that is hyper-local, community driven, practical and implementable. These will be captured in a white paper and published on the website of the UN Habitat as well as presented to the relevant stakeholders in January 2019. These sessions are co-created with several organisations and is reflective of the spirit of the UTC.
We would like for you to apply to attend the session on 21st June at the Indian School of Design and Innovation, Lower Parel, Mumbai from 0900 - 1800 hours.
The agenda for the day is as follows:
0900 - 0930 - Registrations
Narrator for the day - Ruben Mascarenhas, Litmus Test Project
0930 - 0945 - Introductions to the UTC
0945 - 1000 - Welcome Address by Mrs. Madeleine Sandstedt-Kjellberger, Consulate of Sweden Mumbai
1000 - 1015 - Keynote address by Kashmira Mewawala, Tata Capital
1015 - 1115 - Panel Discussion - How can cities be better designed for women?
Nappinai NS, Shalaka Joshi, Priyanka Borpujari, Sia Nowrojee, Harshad Bhatia, moderated by Meghna Pant
1115 - 1145 - Tea Break
1145 - 1300 - Innovation Labs
Innovation Lab 1 - Safe public spaces and transportation led by Safecity
Innovation Lab 2 - Sexuality and disability in the city led by Point of View
Innovation Lab 3 - Safe spaces for children led by Magic Bus
Innovation Lab 4 - Impact of pop culture on gender led by Agents of Ishq
1300 - 1345 - Lunch Break
1345 - 1445 - Panel Discussion - How can we build Resilience and Inclusion in a City?
Anju Pandey, Harini Calamur, Pearl Tiwari, Brijesh Singh, moderated by Faye D'Souza
1445 - 1600 - Innovation Labs
Innovation Lab 5 - Creating cities for all led by Harish Iyer
Innovation Lab 6 - Vulnerabilities experienced due to Urban environment challenges led by Rashneh Pardiwala
Innovation Lab 7 - Engaging Citizens in the Urban Planning Process led by Plural
Innovation Lab 8 - Enhancing economic opportunities for women and transpeople led by Reboot Network
1600 - 1630 - Tea Break
1630 - 1730 - Panel Discussion - Reimagining a city from a gender perspective
Richa Pant, Nirmika Singh, Ayushi Banerji, Sonal Giani moderated by Elsa DSilva
1730 - 1745 - Spoken Word by Sapna Bhavnani
1745 - 1800 - Final Closing
Outcome and Expectations:
- Action Items could be implemented by individuals or organisations especially the Lab leads
- Swedish Institute Alumni to adopt 3 action items
- All action items to be captured into the final White Paper to be published on the UN Habitat website.
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