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bridge for cities

Organized conjointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC), “Bridge for Cities” is an annual forum that aims to promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in cities and to encourage municipal officials and development stakeholders to scale up their engagement in inclusive and sustainable urban and industrial development initiatives.

The knowledge platform

The Bridge for Cities knowledge platform aims to establish Bridge for Cities as a state-of-the-art forum for exchange of knowledge and best practices on urban-industrial development trends around the world, and provide additional opportunities for city-to-city partnerships.

Objectives of the platform

Establish an online knowledge depository where substantive initiatives and best practices of participating cities and businesses will be systematized for increased knowledge sharing;

Facilitate partnerships, resource flows and investments between case cities beyond their participation and matching in the annual forums;

Ensure deeper linkages to UNIDO’s technical interventions targeting sustainable and smart city initiatives, so to tap into all available expertise and provide case cities with a range of opportunities to benefit from UNIDO’s core activities of technical assistance.