Silk Road Mayors’ Meeting On South-South Cooperation In Smart Green Cities And Tourism

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DUBAI, U.A.E. At the side-event of the World Green Economy Summit 2018, the Silk Road Mayor’s Meeting assisted in promoting South-South cooperation on the subject of smart green cities and tourism among the Maritime-Continental Silk Road Cities Alliance (MCSR CA) city members along the “Belt and Road” as well as beyond.

OPENING STATEMENTS

  1. H.E. Mr. Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, Chairman, World Green Economy Organization

  2. Madam Liang Dan, Chairperson, Board of Directors, Maritime Continental Silk Road Cities Alliance (MCSR-CA)

  3. H.E. Amb. Baghdad Amreyev, Secretary-General, Turkic Council

SESSION 1: SMART GREEN CITIES IN ADVANCING THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

  1. Eng. Waleed Salman, Board Member, World Green Economy Organization & EVP Business Development & Excellence at Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

  2. Mr. Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Slovak Republic

  3. Mr. Kismat Kumar Kakshapati, Mayor, Khajura Rural Municipality, Nepal

  4. Ms. Jin Young Kim, Head of Program Asia and Pacific Region, UAE Country Representative, Global Green Growth Institute

  5. Dr. Hashim S. Hussein, Director, Investment and Technology Promotion Office / Arab Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship and Investment Training, UNIDO
  6. Mr. Wu Jianbo, Director, Maritime-Continental Silk Road Cities Alliance Specialized Committee on Smart Cities and Emerging Industries; Representative, City of Chongqing, China

  7. Ms. Nurzhan Tynymseitova, Member of City Council, Bishkek

SESSION 2: ROLE OF TOURISM IN SMART CITIES IN ADVANCING THE GREEN ECONOMY AGENDA

  1. Mr. Peter Debrine, Senior Project Officer, World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
  2. Mr. Dhiraj Sharma Basyal, Mayor, Bardaghat Municipality, Nepal
  3. Mr. Azimjon Pulotov, Head of Secretariat for Tourism and Culture, Bukhara Regional Governorate
  4. Ms. Hanan Darwish, President Schneider Electric Gulf Countries & Pakistan
  5. Ms. Dima Al Arqan, Deputy Director General, Palestinian International Cooperation Agency
  6. Mr. Abderrahman Chaffai, Director General, Agriculture Investment Promotion Agency, Tunisia
  7. Mr. Mohammad Anwar Oomar, Councilor of Municipal City Council of Port Louis, Mauritius

CLOSING SESSION: SUMMARY OF THE MEETING AND CLOSING REMARKS

  1. Mr. Edem Bakhshish, Chief, Division for Arab States, Europe and the CIS, UNOSSC