CONSUL GENERAL OF MONGOLIA IN ISTANBUL VISITED UCLG-MEWA
Khishigsuren Sharav, Consul General of Mongolia in Istanbul, Batbold Sundui, former Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs and ex-deputy of Mongolia and current President of Mongolian Association of Local Authorities, and Ganbayar G. Harnuud, Founder and Chairman of Mongolia-Turkey Business Council, visited UCLG-MEWA on March 22.
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION PLAN TRAINING TOOK PLACE ON FEBRUARY 16
The Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) training was held by UCLG-MEWA and EU4 Energy Transition on February 16 in Kocaeli, Türkiye.
UCLG RETREAT ‘22 WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 21-25
The UCLG Retreat, which UCLG has held since 2017 with its governing bodies, sections and, relevant stakeholders, was held in Barcelona in a hybrid format between February 21-25, 2022.
THE CLIMATE SHURA IN KONYA ON 21-25 FEBRUARY
The Local Administrations Commission of the Climate Shura that was held in Konya between February 21-25, 2022 by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanisation and Climate Change, was completed with the participation of the representatives from the ministry, local administrations, NGOs, universities, and UCLG-MEWA.
AFTER THE UCLG-MEWA RETREAT ‘22
UCLG-MEWA Retreat was held in Kocaeli with the support of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality on 15-16, February 2022, with the motto of "Revitalizing the Regional Synergy".
THE FATIH VLR ADVISORY BOARD HELD ITS FIRST MEETING
An Advisory Board Meeting on the Voluntary Local Review (VLR) to be prepared by Fatih Municipality was held on February 1, 2022 at the Fatih Municipality Library in Istanbul.
VISIT TO EU4 ENERGY TRANSITION PROJECT OFFICE
Salim Korkmaz, General Coordinator of UCLG-MEWA, and Bükre Türksoy, Coordinator of Relations with International Organizations, visited the EU4 Energy Transition Project Office on 14th January 2022 and had a meeting with EU4 Energy Transition Covenant of Mayors in the Western Balkans and Turkey Project Leader Daiva Matonienė.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS COMMISSION of CLIMATE SHURA (COUNCIL) GATHERED
Local Governments Commission of Climate Shura (Council), established by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change of Turkey, held three meetings in January. The first of the online meetings was held on January 7, the second on January 12, and the third on January 26, 2022.
THE ACCESSIBLE TOURISM GUIDE FOR CITIES IN THE MAKING
The Accessible Tourism Guide for Cities will be published as the output of the MEWA Accessible Tourism Workshop hosted by the Kyrenia Municipality on 21-22 October 2021 in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
BLOOMBERG GLOBAL MAYORS CHALLENGE 2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Amman Municipality with its project “Amman is listening” and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality with its project “Pay-it-forward” became two of the fifteen winners of the Bloomberg Global Mayors Challenge 2021.
TRAINING ON LOCAL MONITORING OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Following the recently completed VLRs of Izmir and Sultanbeyli, and most recently Karatay, Istanbul's Fatih district has also started its preparations for the 2022 reporting process.
UCLG WORLD COUNCIL GATHERED ON 16-18 NOVEMBER 2021 IN BARCELONA
UCLG World Council took place on 16-18 November 2021 in Barcelona, Spain, under the theme "Smart Cities and Territories, Pillars of the Common Agenda" in the context of the Smart City Expo World Congress, of which UCLG is a strategic partner.
ALBANIAN EDITION OF ‘TRAINING PROGRAM ON MUNICIPAL ENTERPRISES FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES’ WAS HELD
The Albanian edition of ‘Training Program on Municipal Enterprises for Local Authorities’ organized by UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector and Development (IICPSD) in cooperation with UCLG-MEWA took place online on November 23.
VISIT OF THE FINNISH INSTITUTE IN THE MIDDLE EAST TO UCLG-MEWA
Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME) and a group of Finnish university students paid a visit to UCLG-MEWA on October 26, 2021, as part of a series of study visits that they were organizing for Finnish university students on Turkey’s foreign policy and international relations.
WORKING VISIT FROM THE FOUNDER OF GREEN REFUGEES PROJECT TO UCLG-MEWA
Dr. Chaden Diyab, Founder of Green Refugees Project and certified coach and consultant for EU climate change and food security, paid a working visit to UCLG-MEWA on November 9, 2021 to explore cooperation possibilities with UCLG-MEWA regarding the Green Refugees Project.
UCLG-MEWA PARTICIPATED IN THE WORKSHOP ON BASELINE EMISSION INVENTORY METHODOLOGY
UCLG-MEWA participated in the “Workshop on Baseline Emission Inventory Methodology” that took place on 27-28 October 2021 within the framework of the EU4 Energy Transition Project: Covenant of Mayors in the Western Balkans and Turkey.