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Habitat III: Resilient Cities Networking: Grassroots Women Call For Ecological and Resilient Cities: Integrating the Localization of the New Urban Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Quito, Edcuador: Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Room MR7

Wednesday, October 19, 2:00pm–4:00pm

This networking event is hosted by the Huairou Commission in partnership with UNISDR and USAID-OFDA LAC Office. During this event, grassroots women leaders and their institutional partners will present their experiences with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), showcasing a clear example of how to localize global policy processes in a gender responsive, inclusive and participatory manner. This is an event where local communities are not the object of development programs and projects, but the main agents in resilience building from the local to the global level.

Event Moderator

Ms. Nayoka Martinez-Bäckström—Program Manager/Specialist Environment & Urban Development, Department for International Organisations and Policy Support, Unit for Global Economy and Environment, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency


Mr. Ricardo Mena—Head of Regional Office, UNISDR Las Americas Ms. Relinda Sosa—Sub-regional Delegate of Community Practitioners Platform in South America/Coordinator, GROOTS Peru Mr. Enrique Peramás Diaz—Mayor of Rimac (Peru) Mr. Enrique Peramás—Sub-regional Delegate of Community Practitioners Platform in South America/Coordinator, GROOTS Peru Ms. Fridah Githuku—Program Coordinator, GROOTS Kenya Ms. Sarah Masaki (Hon.)—Murang’a Government County Ministry of Land Housing & Physical Planning (Kenya) Mr. Nathaniel Don Marquez—Executive Director, Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development, ANGOC (Philippines) Ing. Roy Barboza Sequeira—Executive Secretariat of CEPREDENAC