Welcome Plenary Session
Speakers include:

  • Jennifer Musisi, Executive Director, Kampala City Council Authority, Uganda

The Governance of Complex Systems
Speakers include:

  • Ricardo Baptista Leite, Parliamentarian, City of Cascais, Portugal 
  • Catherine Kyobutungi, Executive Director, African Population & Health Research Center, Kenya

Culture & Inclusivity
Speakers include:

  • Mary Bassett, Commissioner of Health, NYC Department of Health. USA
  • Philippa Howden Chapman, Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, USA
  • Kawaldip Sehmi, CEO, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations, UK

Disasters, Epidemics and the Unexpected
Speakers include:

  • Desmond Appiah, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Accra, Ghana 
  • Hans Guttman, Executive Director, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Thailand
  • Lidia Morawska, Professor, Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Sotiris Vardoulakis, Research Director, Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), UK

Cities as Economic Engines
Speakers include:

  • Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India
  • Enrique Silva, Fellow and Associate Director, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, USA

Safety, Security and Justice
Speakers include:

  • Jutta Bakonyi, Associate Professor in Development and Conflict, Durham University, UK
  • Robert Ndugwa, Head, Global Urban Observatory Unit, City Prosperity Initiative, UN Habitat, Kenya
  • Tracy Robinson, Lawyer / Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Hugo Slim, Head of Policy and Diplomacy Division, International Committee of the Red Cross, Switzerland

Spiritual Health in the City
Speakers include:

  • Layla McCay (Chair), Director, Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, UK
  • Eunice Karanja Kamaara, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, Moi University, Kenya
  • Njeri Thirimu, Practitioner, Mater Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mandivamba Rukuni, Founder and Executive Chairman, Barefoot Education for Africa Trust (BEAT), Zimbabwe 
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