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 met to share knowledge on best practices in local sustainable development and learnt firsthand from Malmö’s sustainability initiatives.

date & time
11 May 2022, 9:00AM UTC
hosted by
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
The UrbanShift team at the ICLEI World Congress

The UrbanShift team at the ICLEI World Congress in Malmö, Sweden

During the ICLEI World Congress 2021-2022: The Malmö Summit, UrbanShift held 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 learned from each other, sought solutions to common problems, and benefited from the experience of their Malmö counterparts.

Highlights of the event included:

  • 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 (video interview)
  • 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
  • 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


Click here to see photographs of UrbanShift sessions and participants at the Malmö Summit.