Dublin hosts cities against poverty conference

The World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP8) conference takes place in Dublin on 20-21 February 2013

The theme of this year's conference is the role of technology in addressing the challenge of urban poverty and in making cities smart, safe and sustainable. 

City mayors and other key decision makers, urban planners, civil society representatives and leaders at the forefront of technology and innovation from more than 50 countries will attend. A range of workshops, panel discussions and networking events will highlight practices, products, tools and on the ground experience in developing smart, safe and sustainable cities.

Rotterdam hosted the WACAP7 conference in 2010, promoting multi-level development solutions through a multi-stakeholder approach. Marco Florijn, vice mayor of Rotterdam will officially handover the role of host city to Naoise O’Muirí, lord mayor of Dublin.

Rotterdam will participate in the conference through a demonstration of its ‘safety index’ and explain how this tool has contributed to policy development and project implementation processes.

WACAP is in the process of becoming a UN-supported network of local authorities with close connections to national governments, civil society, academia and the private sector. These partners will work together to improve access to basic services in cities. Rotterdam was actively involved in strengthening the network by creating new partnerships and reaching out to existing and potential members.

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