INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM
“INTERMEDIARY CITIES: KEY ACTORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” 21-22 September 2017, Nevşehir/Turkey
INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM
“INTERMEDIARY CITIES: KEY ACTORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” 21-22 September 2017, Nevşehir/Turkey
INTERMEDIARY CITIES MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA (MEWA) REGIONAL FORUM
“INTERMEDIARY CITIES: KEY ACTORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” 21-22 September 2017, Nevşehir/Turkey

 

Having a population between 50.000 and 1 million people, I-Cities generally play a primary role in connecting important rural and urban areas to basic facilities and services. Owing to the relations created with metropolises, they are able to compliment other cities and run as a system of cities, particularly in developed countries.
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UCLG was created in 2004 as an inheritor of the century-old International Municipal Movement, to represent and defend the interests of local governments on the world stage. With its 9 sections in across the world, UCLG has more than 1000 direct members from 160 countries, representing more than half of the world population.
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Based in Istanbul, UCLG-MEWA is one of the 9 sections of UCLG, the largest local government network across the world. UCLG-MEWA aspires to become the united voice of local governments, to promote their values, objectives, and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.
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Centered in Nevşehir, Turkey; Cappadocia, a region with a breathtaking landscape where friendship and peace prevailed for centuries, has a ten-thousand-year history of bringing together different faiths and beliefs in deep-rooted civilizations. The region was added to the UNESCO World Natural & Cultural Heritage List in 1985.
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Opening Ceremony
Fatma Şahin

Fatma Şahin

Mayor of Gaziantep, UCLG-MEWA President

Opening Ceremony - Localization of SDGs in I-Cities
Mohamed Sefiani

Mohamed Sefiani

President of UCLG I-Cities Forum

Opening Ceremony - Introductory Session on I-Cities - Closing Ceremony
Hasan Ünver

Hasan Ünver

Mayor of Nevşehir

Opening Ceremony - Introductory Session on I-Cities
Emilia Saiz

Emilia Saiz

UCLG Deputy Secretary General

Opening Ceremony - Introductory Session on I-Cities
Mehmet Duman

Mehmet Duman

UCLG-MEWA Secretary General

Contribution of I-Cities to Overall National Development
Frédéric Vallier

Frédéric Vallier

CEMR Secretary General

Contribution of I-Cities to Overall National Development
Alev Alatlı

Alev Alatlı

Cappadocia Vocational College, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Migration Management in I-Cities,
Mohamed Saadieh

Mohamed Saadieh

President of the Dannieh Municipalities Union, UCLG-MEWA Co-President

Localization of SDGs in I-Cities
Hayrettin Güngör

Hayrettin Güngör

UMT Secretary General

Introductory Session on I-Cities
Firdaous Oussidhoum

Firdaous Oussidhoum

Coordinator of UCLG I-Cities Forum

Closing Remarks
Diane Nasseneba Toure

Diane Nasseneba Toure

Mayor of Odienné

Localization of SDGs in I-Cities
Nuha Eltinay

Nuha Eltinay

AUDI - Director of Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

Contribution of I-Cities to the Overall National Development
Adnan Köşker

Adnan Köşker

Mayor of Gebze, UCLG-MEWA Treasurer

Opening Ceremony - Migration Management in I-Cities
Prof. Mazhar Bağlı

Prof. Mazhar Bağlı

Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University Rector

Contribution of I-Cities to the Overall National Development
Umut Eroğlu

Umut Eroğlu

FMDV Project Officer for Turkey and the Middle East

Branded I-Cities
Prof. Murat Kasımoğlu

Prof. Murat Kasımoğlu

Istanbul Commerce University

Branded I-Cities
Dr. Hicran Hamza Çelikyay

Dr. Hicran Hamza Çelikyay

Local Government Expert

Branded I-Cities
Fahri Yıldız

Fahri Yıldız

Mayor of Ürgüp

Localization of SDGs in I-Cities
Dr. İzzet Arı

Dr. İzzet Arı

Ministry of Development- Head of Department of Environment and Sustainable Development

Localization of SDGs in I-Cities
Necati Binici

Necati Binici

Union of Turkish Citizen Assemblies Term President