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Conversation on Cities and Citizens: Game Changers for Inclusive Development

  • How can a city become a place where people are empowered, opportunities exist for all, and policies promote the well-being of its citizens? Can new technologies make governments more accountable to citizens? In this event, development leaders will discuss the transformative power of inclusive institutions and citizen engagement for enhancing accountability and improving public services for the poor. The panel will address the relationship between key elements of inclusiveness – institutions, governance, and citizen engagement – against the backdrop of rapid urbanization and social change, growing inequality, and rising crime and violence.



    Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
    Secretary General, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

    Xavier de Souza Briggs
    Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation

    Achref Aouadi
    Founder and President, I Watch

    Robin King
    Director of Urban Development and Accessibility, World Resources Institute

    Tri Rismaharini
    Mayor of Surabaya, Indonesia


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