Mayor heads to Singapore
Kingston's Mayor Dr Angela Brown Burke has been invited to participate in the Cities 2030: Vision, Leadership and Public Service Excellence International Workshop in Singapore, starting tomorrow.
This consultative workshop organised by the Common-wealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence and the Centre for Liveable Cities is designed to contribute to the new United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the global debate on urbanisation.
The workshop will also examine urban governance and development and will address the new sustainable development goal on cities, which will apply to cities in all countries.
It will explore how the political and administrative leadership combine to handle the complexity of the urban system and how to reform governance models to address increasingly complex challenges.
The workshop, which is expected to be attended by leaders from diverse Commonwealth cities, including those which form part of the CLGF Inclusive Cities and Capital Cities networks, will provide an opportunity to share experiences and also contribute towards the aims and practical work plan of the new Common-wealth Sustainable Cites Network.
This was agreed by the CLGF Board at its meeting in Gaborone in June 2015. There will also be an opportunity to view and discuss the experience of Singapore in relevant areas of urban policy.
Brown Burke will be accom-panied by the town clerk, Robert Hill.