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Mark your calendars for the S²Cities Global Convening, October 25th-28th, 2023! Join diverse stakeholders, including young people, implementing partners, city officials, academics, and civil society, as we enhance urban safety and youth wellbeing. This event spotlights lessons, best practices, and youth-led solutions from Indonesia, the Philippines, Ecuador, and Colombia. The Convening will serve as the launchpad for the S²Cities Global Learning Network consisting of youth, public and private sector leaders committed to fostering safe and inclusive development.

Pioneering Virtual Reality

What sets this Convening apart is our use of Virtual Reality (VR) technology. It’s unlocking thrilling opportunities for global collaboration, bringing together teams and stakeholders from around the world effortlessly, all while reducing the carbon footprint linked to in-person events.


The  immersive digital environment will facilitate dynamic discussions and cross-regional and multisectoral collaboration. Local partners will also have the opportunity to set up and design their virtual booths, allowing them to showcase their work, youth initiatives and impact within programme cities. 


Register here for the live feed to stay updated on the happenings and events in the Metaverse!

Event Schedule

The Global Convening will combine in-person events in program cities with virtual sessions, offering global accessibility. Events build up from October 25-26 to the key plenary sessions on October 27-28. Attendees can pick sessions based on their interests and availability.

*Available for public viewing by livestream | **Register here to participate in the zoom session