Our Managing Director Mr. Rajan Samuel has been appointed as a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Group Enterprise (SAGE) of UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme). Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat has congratulated our Managing Director and welcomed him to SAGE for a two year term, in a letter dated 12th May 2021.
The role of SAGE is extremely important in advising UN-Habitat on effective engagement of stakeholders to support implementation of the urban dimensions of the sustainable development agenda.
This year SAGE is focusing on five main areas of engagement: policy, programmes, monitoring implementation of global commitments, resource mobilization and advocacy.
The group is also developing a roadmap to promote partnerships for sustainable urban development in key events this year such as UN-Habitat’s Committee of Permanent Representatives’ mid-term review of the organization’s strategic plan, the High Level Political Forum, COP 26 and Urban October, as well the High-Level Meeting on the New Urban Agenda and 11th session of the World Urban Forum in 2022.
Rajan Samuel is among seven leading urban experts who will advise UN-Habitat’s executive director on effective engagement of stakeholders to support implementation of the urban dimensions of the sustainable development agenda. To read more, click here.