16th -18th June 2021
The Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF) is an annual Conference that brings together high level decision makers, academics, municipal managers and other urban professionals for policy dialogue, knowledge sharing and training on urban sector and land management issues. The CUF is organized by the Caribbean Network for Urban and Land Management (CNULM), the sole International Land Coalition (ILC) member from the Caribbean, and partners like government institutions, UN-Habitat, Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank and the Commonwealth Association of Planners.
The first CUF began in 2011 in Guyana and 2021 and has returned to Guyana for its 10th edition although being hosted online for the first time. This year’s theme is Urbanization: Processes, Policy, and Emerging Challenges, and is particularly relevant given that the Caribbean is one of the fastest urbanizing regions in the world.
The major themes in the CUF address critical issues in Caribbean countries, but they also serve to solicit Caribbean viewpoints on global dialogues in the urban sector such as those relating to Rio +20 and Habitat III and facilitate activities and highlight findings from CNULM project activities. Beyond conference presentations, the space often serves as a meeting place for discussing agendas of the partners and for training activities.
PRESENCE OF THE NES CARIBBEAN
One the agenda is the panel ‘Regional approach to addressing inequalities in land rights’. This panel highlights the recently formed Caribbean Platform of Land Actors and presents information status of key advocacy actions on land issues in Belize, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.