A Regional Conference on “Peri-Urban Ecosystems for Enhancing Urban Resilience” is being organized by Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG), Gorakhpur and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia in collaboration with ACCCRN.NET, UNICEF India and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi India with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, on 18th and 19th September 2017 in New Delhi, India.

The conference will examine various themes including urbanization, managing the peri- urban spaces, maintaining critical natural resources, food-water-livelihood security of poor and marginalized, gender dimensions, political frameworks, and governance issues exacerbating due to the inevitable drift of cities into peri-urban areas as well as the challenges of climate change impacts on these vulnerable areas.

In addition, The ICLEI-RUAF CITYFOOD will also be part of this conference which will be open to local and regional governments to develop a strategic approach to their city-region food systems. Food provides
 a vital link between cities and rural communities. It offers a key opportunity for addressing hunger, poverty and unemployment, climate change impacts and environmental degradation. The CITYFOOD network aims to accelerate local and regional government action on sustainable and resilient city-region food systems by combining networking with training, policy guidance and technical expertise.

Key contact persons:

Ms Nivedita Mani
Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group,
A-187, First Floor, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi- 110017, India T +91 11 41667754
M +91 9818037010
E [email protected]

Dr Monalisa Sen
Senior Manager (Sustainability Management)
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability South Asia New Delhi - 110020, India
T +91 11 4106 7220
M +91 9871747467
E [email protected]

You can also download the brochure below:

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