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Brazil and Africa shelter several of the most important cities in the world, some with dozens of millions of people and other ones with natural inigualable dowries. unique political dynamic and prominent economic development. São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Fortaleza, Brasília and Porto Alegre, from the brazilian side, so say some, are great examples of what can be accomplished is the sustainable development level. These cities face commun barriers and are prospering with innovative ideas, needing just a sparkle to shake the status quo and transform the life of countless citizens.

What lessons can we take of the cities around the world by the time they prepare their paths to the necessary?

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WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Plenary Sessions

  • Side Events

  • Interviews

  • Showcases

  • B2B Meetings

  • Network

  • Workshops

  • Roundtables

    THEMATIC AXIS

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    Infrastructure

    By 2050, two-thirds of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas, which indicates the need to develop infrastructure in cities to face the major challenges (transport, waste, energy, etc.) that will define people's quality of life. One of the most urgent demands for cities is how to provide infrastructure solutions that can deal with the stress caused by this massive expansion of populations in concentrated spaces. What should we do to build more sustainable cities?

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    Health and Sanitation

    Ensuring public health, sanitation and the promotion of clean cities must be a basic concern of society, as it is vital to have a healthy population and to achieve sustainable development. Risk management can contribute to decreasing epidemics and neglected diseases, as well as encouraging democratic and equitable access to hygiene, medications and vaccines for all. How to think about a basic sanitation system that promotes well-being and health with less environmental impact?

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    Urban Mobility

    Growing cities need modern mobility systems capable of transporting increasing numbers of people while doing the least possible harm to the environment. There is a need for urban mobility that can increasingly develop its sustainable policies and plans, including practical guides and quality management tools. It is also crucial to promote productivity through the provision of reliable and affordable public transport. How to promote cities with effective, responsible and sustainable urban mobility?

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    Urban Security

    Security is an imminent matter for the sustainable advancement of cities. There are a multitude of threats, issues and vulnerabilities that cities need to address, and as they grow and become more combined, so does their potential to harbor criminal activity. Security and surveillance are, above all, of great importance to combat theft, trafficking and other illegal activities. What innovations and technologies can be effective in reducing crime and building more resilient cities?

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    Renewable Energies

    Energy systems are the backbone of the core activities of cities and the production and efficient use of energy has a direct impact on the economic development of cities and the lives of their residents. Renewable energies can play a key role for sustainability in an interconnected system by favoring job creation, greater energy confidence and security, improved health through reduced air pollution and increased access to electricity. How can renewable energies solve major energy problems in urban areas?

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    Waste Management

    Cities produce a huge amount of waste and its consequence has become a big issue. Thus, more than ever it is essential to implement a waste management hierarchy policy: prevention, reduction, reuse, recycling, energy recovery and treatment or disposal. Sustainable waste management helps address the broader concerns of a linear consumer society, but it also presents more direct solutions to the problems caused by waste. How to turn waste into wealth for cities?

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    Urban Agriculture

    Cities around the world are encouraging food production, whether in the form of backyard, rooftop and porch cultivation, community gardens in vacant lots and parks, street and avenue farming, intensive hydroponics facilities and cattle grazing in open space. Urban agriculture is important in managing urban organic waste and ensuring food security for families in times of crisis and scarcity. How to create sustainable connections between cities and agriculture?

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    Public-Private Partnerships

    With lagged infrastructure and limited budgets, many municipalities are struggling to keep up with their rapid growth. Thus, the last three decades have seen the power of public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a way of attracting investments and knowledge from the private sector. On the other hand, when well designed and implemented in a balanced regulatory environment, PPPs can bring greater efficiency and sustainability to the provision of public services. How to promote long-term PPPs and merge the need for investment and real investment in cities?

    SPEAKERS FROM PREVIOUS EDITIONS

    Luís Inácio Lula da Silva

    Former President of Federative Republic of Brazil

    Agnès Kalibata

    United Nations Secretary-General Special Envoy for the Food Systems Summit 2021

    Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus

    Director-General of World Health Organization

    Donald Kaberuka

    President of the Global Fund, African Union Special Envoy for Africa and Founder Partner of SouthBrigde Group

    Akinwumi Adesina

    President of Development African Bank (DAB)

    Sarah Anyang

    African Union Comission's stewardess for Human Resources, Science and Technology

    José Graziano

    Former Director-General of FAO

    Nísia Trindade

    President of Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - Fiocruz

    Alysson Paolinelli

    Former Minister of Agriculture of Brazil

    Denis Mukwege

    Peace Nobel Prize of 2018

    Bronwyn Nielsen

    CEO of Nielsen Network

    José Ramos-Horta

    Nobel Peace Prize of 2006

    Benedict Oramah

    Chairman of Afreximbank

    Frannie Léautier

    CEO of SouthBrigde Investment

    Hailemariam Desalegn

    Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia

    Roberto Rodrigues

    Former Minister of Agriculture of Brazil

    John A. Kufuor

    Former President of Ghana