Asia Forum 2023

At UrbanShift's first forum, over 250 leaders from cities across India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Jordan and China came together to identify urban challenges, collaborate on solutions, and connect around shared goals.

date & time
25 Sep 2023, 12:00PM UTC
hosted by
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

New Delhi, India. Laurentiu Morariu / Unsplash.

The UrbanShift Asia Forum took place in New Delhi from September 25-28, 2023, bringing together approximately 250 participants from cities in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Jordan and China. At the forum, senior political and technical representatives from UrbanShift cities meet with international organizations, financial institutions, businesses and NGOs to exchange knowledge on regional urban challenges and replicable solutions. Participants also explore innovative ways of financing their climate projects and present ideas to a curated audience of investors.

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As UrbanShift's flagship event in Asia, the key objective of this forum was to provide training and capacity-building to regional cities on various facets of integrated and sustainable urban development. City representatives presented their current plans and initiatives to their peers for feedback and collaboration and engaged in in-depth discussions with sector experts.

The Asia Forum consisted of: 

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India Gate, New Delhi
India Gate, New Delhi. Saurabh Jumar / Pexels.

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