– Share the actions undertaken by cities to support inclusive recovery, especially in the areas of women and youth employment and support to small businesses.
– Highlight examples of response and recovery measures taken by cities to leverage the disruptions created by the crisis to promote inclusive, gender-responsive, sustainable 4IR transition.
– Discuss the potential of city-based initiatives to improve the enabling ecosystem for MSMEs; promote innovation, inclusivity and partnerships; secure investment in digital infrastructure; ensure local access to advanced technologies; develop local digital skills and attract talent.
– Explore the role of cities as launch pads for the digital transformation of MSMEs.
Moderator: Mr. Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento, Managing Director, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-business, UNIDO
Mr. Ullrich Sierau, Mayor of Dortmund, Germany
Ms. Maria Isabelle Climaco, Mayor of Zamboanga, Philippines
H.E. Sheikh Hisham bin AbdulRahman Al Khalifa, Governor of the Capital Governorate, Kingdom of Bahrain
Mr. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Mayor of Almaty, Kazakhstan
Mr. WANG Xinwei, Mayor of Zhengzhou. China
Mr. Naina Andriantsitohaina, Mayor of Antananarivo, Madagascar
Mr. Ernst Woller, First President of the Provincial Parliament of Vienna, Austria
Mr. ZHANG Yong, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen, China