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On the first two days of the International Conference on the State of Safety in World Cities, partners will share their experiences on urban safety issues in a Partners’ Forum. The forum will consist of parallel sessions covering a wide range of topics such as: data collection and analysis for policy making and monitoring impact of urban safety measures; multi-sectoral approaches and policies to urban safety; policies and strategies relating to vulnerable groups such e.g. youth and women; public spaces; partnerships and consensus building; and sustainability of urban safety initiatives.

The Partners’ Forum event will be in the form of:

  1. Case study presentation (2 hours) - presentation of a case study on an urban safety issue followed by a question and answer session; or
  2. Panel session (2 hours) – focused interactive session with a maximum of five presenters and audience interaction; or
  3. Poster session (up to 90 minutes) – your posters or other audio-visual material for the conference exhibition and presentation of your exhibit to participants at a designated time

Evaluation of proposals

Proposals for Partners’ Forum events have been assessed by a selection committee consisting of UN-HABITAT, DIF Nuevo Leon and other selected partner institutions. Proposals have been assessed based on relevance to the themes of the conference, clarity and value, and capacity for audience engagement. An attempt has also been made to achieve balanced regional representation
Submissions that have been accepted will be published on the website shortly. Successful applications will be required to provide an abstract of their submissions by 10 September 2007, and the full papers by 28 September 2007.

Participation of Partners’ Forum event organizers

Presenters of successful proposals must confirm their participation to the Conference Coordinator at safer.cities@unhabitat.org by September 5, 2007. Presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, travel and accommodation. Successful proposals from least developed countries, may receive financial assistance towards travel and subsistence if UN-HABITAT is able to attract funding sources.

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