ICLEI World Congress: Strategies for resilient and healthy communities

At the ICLEI World Congress in Malmö, Sweden, UrbanShift cities from Asia, Africa and Latin America will meet to share knowledge on best practices in local sustainable development and learn firsthand from Malmö’s sustainability initiatives. 

date & time
11 May 2022, 9:00AM CET
hosted by
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Waterfront in Malmö, Sweden / Canva

During the ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022: The Malmö Summit, UrbanShift will hold its first in-person global event, focused on building strategies for resilient and healthy communities. Throughout the three-day summit (May 11-13, 2022), UrbanShift cities will learn from each other, seek solutions to common problems, and benefit from the experience of their Malmö counterparts.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Showcase of Malmö's sustainability solutions, May 11
  • Meeting between Malmö Vice Mayor, UrbanShift cities and partners, May 11
  • Thematic site visit: Learning from the Sea, May 12
  • Cities Leading the Way: A dedicated UrbanShift session about strengthening local capacity for resilient development, May 13
  • Podcast: UrbanShift cities and partners participate in a podcast produced by ICLEI and Lund University

Speakers and attendees

  • Dr. Kunal Khemnar, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation, India
  • Modupe Williams, Urban Planning and Mobility Lead, Mayors Delivery Unit, Freetown City Council, Sierra Leone
  • Simon Chrisander, Vice Mayor, City of Malmö, Sweden
  • Matilda Klefström, Political Secretary to Simon Chrisander, City of Malmö, Sweden
  • Isabella de Roldan, Vice Mayor, Recife, Brazil
  • Francisco Resnicoff, Chief of Staff, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ngendahimana Ladislas, Secretary-General, Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA), Kigali, Rwanda
  • Banchhanidhi Pani, Municipal Commissioner, Surat Municipal Corporation, Surat, India
  • Rogier van den Berg, Acting Global Director, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI
  • Sharon Gil, Programme Management Officer, Cities Unit/Economy Division, UNEP
  • Aloke Barnwal, Senior Climate Change Specialist, GEF
The Malmö Summit will take place in hybrid format. We welcome you to register for in-person or virtual attendance.