The keynote aims to address the positive work being done from cities and territories for peacebuilding, in particular to achieve the enforcement of the right to the city and peace. This forum seeks to provide ideas and share experiences and actions which, from a shared approach with citizens, contribute to reducing the inequalities found in cities and territories, such as gaps regarding access to public health, education or cultural services, as well as access to and use of public space, or technology. Likewise, actions aimed at improving coexistence in the neighbourhood and preventing or confronting situations of interpersonal violence are essential for making effective the right to live in peace and develop a full life in the cities and territories.
● Keynote 1 will last 90 minutes.
● This will be broadcasted on Youtube and Facebook, and will be recorded and uploaded to the website, along with a report and video summary.
● The session will have two interaction channels: a chat to ask questions and an online query.
● A moderator will introduce the panel and give the floor to the speakers.
● Speakers will have up to 5 minutes to make their interventions.
● Halfway through the session, an online query will be made for interaction with keynote attendees.
● If time constraints allow, at the end of the session some questions will be gathered from the attendees using the chat.
Chair: David Fernández Dávalos
- Manuela Carmena, former Mayor of Madrid
- Dolores González Sarabia, Founder of SERAPAZ
- Vladimir Rodríguez, High Counselor for the rights of victims, Mayor’s Office of Bogotá
- Pilar Díaz, Mayor of Espluges de Llobregat and Deputy Delegate for International Relations of the Barcelona Provincial Council
- Augusto Barrera, Director of social innovation at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Professor-Researcher at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) and Mayor of Quito 2009-2014
- Octavi de la Varga, Metropolis Secretary General
- Nelson Saule Jr., Global Coordination Platform for the Right to the City
- Siphelele Ngobese, Researcher at the South African Cities Network
- Cristiane Serpa, Deputy Secretary for Economic Development, Belo Horizonte
- Nathalie Goulet, Member of the Montreal Executive Committee
- Gyonggu Shin, Director of the Gwangju International Center
Director of the International Center and Human Rights Advisor of the City of Gwangju, South Korea