Launch event for the Handbook on Infrastructure Asset Management in Arabic

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Hybrid event - UN HUB at DUBAI EXPO 2020 and Online
Launch event of the Arabic version of the Handbook on IAM

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), launched its guide "Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development: A Handbook for Local and National Government" in Arabic.

 

“It is estimated that the realization of over 90 percent of the Sustainable Development Goals is directly or indirectly linked to infrastructure” Mr. Daniel Platz, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, UN DESA.

 

This was one of the points that was raised during the first launch event of the Arabic version of UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with support from the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), new guide “Managing Infrastructure Assets for Sustainable Development: A Handbook for Local and National Governments”. The event was organized in support of UN Resident Coordinator’s Office for the UAE, which played a role in facilitating the launch of the handbook by hosting the event at the UN Hub that is managed under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator Dr. Dena Assaf and the UN in UAE during Expo2020 Dubai. The event took place on 29th March 2022, and was coinciding with MENA climate week, a part of a series of events that the UN is organizing on the road to COP28. The event had wide range of panelists and attendees from different background and organizations.

 

Details of the launch event:

TIME: 29 MARCH - 17:00-18:00 (GMT+ 4)

LOCATION: UN-HUB AT DUBAI EXPO 2020

 

Picture of the launch event

 

Day 1 - Agenda
17:00 Opening Session
Opening Session - Welcoming remarks, and outline of the session (2 mins)
17:02 Keynote Presentations
- Mr. Daniel Platz, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Financing for Sustainable Development Office, UN DESA - Mr. Abdulaziz Alsaffar, Programme Analyst, Municipal Investment Finance, UNCDF - Eng. Naseebah Abdulla Almarzouqi, Director of Studies, Research and Development, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, UAE - Ms. Mhairi Main Garcia, Vice-chair of the board of directors of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) and Partner at Dentons (TBC) - Ms. Farah Yassine, Senior Sustainability, Resilience and ESG Advisor with GHD, Chairperson of the Emirates Green Building Council’s Women’s Network - Facilitator: Dr. Raidan Al Saqqaf, Economist at the United Nations Office in the UAE
17:47 Open Discussion
Open Discussion
17:57 Wrap up and Conclusions
Wrap up and Conclusions