Academia Roundtable – 11th Session of the World Urban Forum

Summary

This event brings
brought together representatives of academic institutions around the world to
discuss the role of academia in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda,
specifically SDG 11 and the components of SDG 4 (quality and
education for all) in line with global frameworks for
sustainability and education.

Permanently important global agendas
emphasize the need for innovative research that serves as a catalyst
for evidence-based, well-informed and effective policies. This event
aims to highlight the role of innovation in research and higher education
education to achieve it.

Subtitle

Exploring the innovative contributions of academia to sustainable urban development

Guiding Questions for Discussions

What innovative methods can academia use to influence evidence-based urban policy decisions?
– Linkages: evidence-based decision-making; Data

How is digital innovation for learning harnessed by academia to contribute to sustainable urban development?
– Links: digital innovation for learning

How
can triangular cooperation be promoted in the work of academics
institutions, especially in higher/professional sharing and development
curriculum and education programs?
– Links: triangular cooperation

Important
global agendas continually highlight the need for innovative research
that serves as a catalyst for an evidence-based, well-informed and
impactful policies. This event aims to highlight the role of innovation
in research and higher education to achieve this.

A
opportunity to discuss access to educational resources a
has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. North/South inequalities in
the global university system can be thwarted with the help of
triangular cooperation and a focus on apprenticeship offers. Meanwhile,
reliable research results are essential in policy debates to improve
the capacity of all stakeholders involved.

Digital innovation for
apprenticeship offers an opportunity to improve education and
capacity building efforts and multiplying North/South staff,
South/South collaboration and knowledge sharing.

The exchanges between
researchers and higher education institutions will help to discover
successful practices and results in academia.

The
academic round table will provide a platform for exchange between
academic entities and other stakeholders in their efforts to trigger
policy changes in the practice of urban development through
innovative approaches. Likewise, it will provide an exciting space for
discuss the latest urban trends that have an impact on the transformation of
cities for a better urban future. This will encourage collaboration
actions and partnerships across the university community, extending to
include governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

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