NT goes to COP

Green and Livable Cities

Green and Liveable Cities: How can innovative urban development unlock sustainable economic recovery?

Urbanisation is a big challenge in Africa, but a people-centred and climate-proof approach can turn this into an opportunity. Experiences from Nordic cities and businesses show that such a model can bring economic growth, jobs for youth, services and liveable neighbourhoods. The talk will bring together perspectives from Iceland, Kenya and Latin America. 

Event time: 18.00 - 19.00 (GMT)


Henrik Franklin, Director, Nordic Development Fund


  • Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson, Mayor of Reykjavik
  • Astrid Haas, Urban Economist, Urban and Municipal Development Fund, African Development Bank
  • Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, Governor of Kisumu county
  • Tatiana Gallego Lizon, Chief, Housing & Development Division, Inter-American Development Bank 

    Mary Gestrin, Head of Communications, Nordic Council of Ministers (opening words)

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