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Sustainable Reconstruction: A Framework Accelerating an Inclusive and Green Recovery

Nagwa Lachine

Moderator

date

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

14:30-16:00

Is over
place
Multifunction Hall: ONE UN Room
organization
United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
country
Global
language
Polish, Spanish, English, French + CART [English]
theme
Building Resilience for Sustainable Urban Futures
Reference: 
UN 6

Summary

Introduction

UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) and the Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and UN-Habitat ROAS – in collaboration with Oliver Wyman - are developing a policy framework “Sustainable Reconstruction: A Framework Accelerating an Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery” focusing on countries emerging from conflict and going through the process of infrastructure reconstruction in the Arab States region.

Sustainable reconstruction in a post-crisis setting may require additional considerations in comparison to post-natural disaster reconstruction. While the immediate post-conflict phase is usually one of stabilization through relief measures, there is a transition phase that involves temporary reconstruction and short-term problem solving; and then there is a long process of rebuilding. Holistic and inclusive approaches are crucial in post-conflict reconstruction in order to achieve sustainable recovery and development.

This technical session will present the elements of the draft policy framework and discuss experiences from the Arab region. The aim is to generate dialogue and receive inputs and feedback from partners and relevant experts working in the area of sustainable reconstruction in post-conflict contexts.

Agenda

Moderated by: (TBC)

14:30-14:45

Opening Remarks:
Erfan Ali, Regional Representative, UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States

Francine Pickup, Deputy Director, UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support

14:45 – 15:00

Keynote:
Eng. Hasan Al-Attas, Assistant General Supervisor & General Manager of the General Directorate of Projects and Development Programs, Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

15:00 – 15:30

Experiences from the Region:

  • Tehmina Akhtar, Senior Strategic Advisor, Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP (Online)
  • Iraq National Platform for Reconstruction and Development

Wael Al-Ashhab, Head of Country Programme, UN-Habitat Iraq

  • The Urban Recovery Framework

Ryan Knox, Head of Country Programme, UN-Habitat Syria

15:30 – 16:00

Technical Discussion

16:00

Closing

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Mr. Erfan Ali
Regional Representative
UN-Habitat ROAS
Ms. Francine Pickup
Deputy Director
UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Eng. Hasan Al-Attas
Assistant General Supervisor & General Manager of the General Directorate of Projects and Development Programs
Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen
Ms. Tehmina Akhtar
Senior Strategic Advisor
Regional Bureau for Arab States, UNDP
Mr. Wael Al-Ashhab
Head of Country Programme
UN-Habitat Iraq
Ryan Knox
Head of Country Programme
UN-Habitat Syria