Summit Year

4th SAC Summit!!

The 4th South Asian Cities Summit 2018 The New Urban Agenda is a theme of unprecedented global consultation and dialogue, in which international, local and regional governments have actively participated.

  • 00
  • 00
  • 00
  • 00

About Us

All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG)

AIILSG is a premier institute working towards strengthening and reinforcing Urban Local Governance. For nearly nine decades it has contributed to the principles and practice of urban governance, education, research and capacity building. In all that AIILSG has done, it has taken care to work with a full range of stakeholders – grassroots organizations, NGOs, ULBs, state and national governments, international organizations, organizations of the UN, research organizations and universities. Among international agencies, it has been working closely with World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, USAID, UNESCO, DFID, GIZ, CITYNET and others in carrying out various developmental programmes for enhanced urban development and management.

United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)

The regional section of UCLG is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The organisation is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the region. UCLG is a worldwide association of local government organisations that dates back to 1913. UCLG is the only local government organization recognised by the United Nations, and nominates 10 out of 20 members of UNACLA, the first advisory body of local authorities affiliated with the UN. The Asia and Pacific region is the biggest of the eight sections in UCLG with linkages to more than 7.000 local governments.

Global Covenant of Mayors

The Global Covenant of Mayors – South Asia is the regional chapter of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society. Across the world, cities have made voluntary commitments to take significant action on climate change that are in line with, and in many cases more ambitious than, their respective national government baselines. Since its June 2016 merger (the EU Covenant of Mayors + the UN Compact of Mayors), the Global Covenant of Mayors has worked to consolidate these commitments into one cohesive alliance. As of October 2017, more than 7400 cities and towns across the world have made a commitment to the Global Covenant, representing almost 700 Ml total population, and committing for 1,29 GtCO2e tons avoided by 2030.

Participating Countries

Key Speakers/Guest of Honor

Speaker, 16th Lok Sabha
    Minister Road Transport & Highways
      Union Minister HRD
        Chairperson, State Women Comission(Maharashtra)
          President Emeritus, AIILSG
            President , AIILSG
              IAS (Retd.) Director General-AIILSG
                Secretary General, UCLG-ASPAC
                  Executive Adviser AIILSG
                    Senior Deputy Director General, AIILSG
                      Tentative Agenda

                      • 03 May
                        Day 1
                      • 04 May
                        Day 2
                      • 05 May
                        Day 3
                      • Registration
                      • Session 1
                      • Session 1A
                      • Session 2
                      • Session 2A
                      • Session 3
                      9:30-10:00 Registration

                      10:00-11:15 Inauguration
                      Inaugural Ceremony

                      10:10-10:10 Welcome Address

                      10:10-10:15 Lighting of Lamp

                      10:15-11:25 Special Address

                      10:25-10:30 Theme Address

                      10:30-10:40 Guest of Honour

                      10:40-10:55 Chief Guest Address

                      10:55-11:00 Vote of Thanks

                      11:15-13:00 Women’s Empowerment
                      Women’s Empowerment Leads to Sustainable Development Chair: AIILSG

                      11:15–11:30 Role of Women in Local Bodies

                      11:30-11:40 Mobilizing Women to lead SDGs

                      11:40-11:50 Strengthening women’s leadership- Leadership Experience

                      14:00 – 16:00 Tools for Innovative Urban Governance and City Leadership
                      Role of Women in Urban Transformation

                      14:00-15:00 Participatory Budgeting
                      Participatory budgeting is a process in which the public is organized and mobilized to identify and enact its own collective priorities regarding use of a part of public funds/budget. This module sheds light on the opportunities of participatory budgeting for local development and how it can be effectively carried out.

                      15:00-16:00 Self-Assessment of Councils’ Performance
                      Review and self-assessment is an essential practice for local councils to conduct particularly to gauge performance against objectives including gender equity

                      16:15 – 16:30 Follow-up Actions

                      16:30 – 17:00 Closing Ceremony
                      - Awarding of Certificates - Closing Remarks - Official Photo

                      • Registration
                      • Session 1
                      • Session 1A
                      • Session 2
                      • Session 2A
                      • Session 3
                      • Session 3A
                      9:00 - 9:30 Registration

                      09:30 - 11:00 Inauguration
                      Inaugural Ceremony

                      11:30 – 13:00 Leadership Talk
                      Inclusive Urbanisation Reinforcing Synergies between People, Policies & Planning

                      11:30 – 13:00 Designing the Local: Realizing the New Urban Agenda
                      Addressing issues of gender, resilience, inclusion and participation through design application and innovation at all scales of habitation

                      14:00 – 15:45 Sustainable Cities and Communities
                      Enhancing Livability in Cities Environmentally Sustainable & Resilient Urban Development

                      13:30-15:45 Circular Economy
                      Launching of United Network of Circular Cities

                      16:30 - 18:00 Clean Water and Sanitation
                      Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

                      16:30 - 18:00 South Asian Mayors’ Forum

                      19:00 onwards Cultural Event & Networking Dinner
                      By Invitation Only

                      • Registration
                      • Skill Conclave
                      • Session 4
                      • Session 5
                      • Session 6
                      • Session 6A
                      • Session 7
                      • Session 8
                      09:30 - 10:00 Registration
                      Registration Session

                      09:00 - 18:00 International Skill Conclave
                      Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre

                      9:30 - 11:30 Launch of Global Covenant of Mayors – South Asia

                      12:00 - 13:00 Affordable and Clean Energy
                      Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and clean energy for all

                      14:00 - 15:30 Climate Action
                      Strengthen Resilience and Adaptive Capacities of Cities

                      14:00-16:00 Clean Air
                      Launching of BreathingCities Network

                      16:00 – 17:45 No Poverty
                      Addressing Informal Settlements with Equitable Delivery of Urban Services

                      18:00 - 19:45 Closure of South Asian Cities Summit 2018 and Way forward

                      • Suresh Prabhu

                        "We are making plans to redevelop 400 stations as new icons of cities as a station is a starting point of any city and attracts maximum footfalls", said Suresh Prabhu in SAC Summit 2016 (Former Railway Minister)

                        Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of India 

                      • Sumitra Mahajan

                        State of affairs in our cities presents a challenge and an opportunity to promote urban development that is sustainable, equitable and a catalyst for economic growth. I am quite hopeful that the South Asian Cities Summit will play a constructive role in achieving this goal.

                        Honorable Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha

                      Our Partners

                      INDIA HABITAT CENTRE
                      Lodhi Road, Near Airforce Bal Bharati School,
                      New Delhi,
                      Delhi 110003

                      INDIA HABITAT CENTRE
                      Lodhi Road, Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, New Delhi