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World Urban Forum 6 - Part 2 Dialogue 3 - Productive Cities: Urban Job Creation
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World Urban Forum 6 - Part 2 Dialogue 3 - Productive Cities: Urban Job Creation
This dialogue will focus on one dimension of productive cities:
urban job creation with some of the areas being explored including how urban areas can be engines of economic growth and centres of employment rather than centres of unemployment.
Some of the questions to be discussed include:
what cities may do to create jobs;
the key economic sectors with the greatest potential to create decent jobs in cities; what skill profiles are required to enable economic growth and what role can cities play in developing the same.
The strategic partner in this dialogue is the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Moderator: Dougal Thomson Head of Conference, Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA),The Economist Group
Speakers:
Michael Cohen Director, Graduate Program in International Affairs, New School University, USA
Alison Brown Professor of Urban Planning and International Development at the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Pablo J Farías Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets Program, The Ford Foundation, Mexico
Muchadayi Masunda Mayor of Harare, Zimbabwe
Blamo Nelson, Minister internal affairs, Liberia,
Dov Zerah Director General, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), France
Ivan Turok, Professor and Deputy Executive Director, Human Sciences Research Council,South Africa
jacqueline leavitt, Huairou Commission, Professor, Department of Urban Planning at UCLA
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