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UNU-IIGH will host the only Urban Thinkers Campus on Health and Wellbeing. We live in an urban world, where solutions to the health of our people and our planet are linked. This global event will re-imagine sustainable urban development in the interest of health and wellbeing from an integrated eco-social approach.

The Campus will feature diverse and interactive thematic sessions, urban labs, dialogue and networking sessions, and original events such as a Hackathon, developing scalable solutions and policies. In order to allow participants to experience the goals of the health and wellbeing agenda, this innovative Campus will feature health-conscious schedules and sustainable meals and commuting options, and will take place in a green, accessible venue within a WHO Healthy City. It will integrate opportunities for participants to stay healthy and enjoy the city of Kuching through physical activities, street food, and more.

The conclusions negotiated at this event will result in the Kuching Principles, giving a succinct voice to the health and wellbeing agenda and contributing to The City We Need global partners’ position for Habitat III. Please visit ThriveUrban.info for more information.


Follow and interact with us on Twitter @UNU_IIGH, and keep up to date on this event and theme using the hashtags #HealthUTC,  #ThriveUrban and  #UrbanThinkers

For questions regarding registration, please contact Ms. Liza Haslan Tan at: lizaht@unu.edu.

For other inquiries, please contact Ms. Uta Dietrich at dietrich@unu.edu.

UNU-IIGH will also be utilizing LinkedIn to facilitate constituent-based dialogue and discussion before the Campus, which will enable the event itself to begin with established constituent agreements and to focus on solutions. The following are links to the different LinkedIn Constituent Groups:

To view the program, click here

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