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, 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.

UNDP India is willing to mentor potential projects ideated by female led teams and help pitch to Start Mission Launch (Govt of Maharashtra). 

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

Our event has been listed on the World Urban Campaign website. You can have a look at it here.

Here is the story about our organisation and what we will be working on at the Urban Thinkers Campus, Mumbai.

Here is the final report about our Urban Thinkers Campus published on the World Urban Campaign website of the UN.


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