Academia Roundtable - World Urban Forum 11th Session
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Academia Roundtable- World Urban Forum 11th Session (WUF11, 26–30 June 2022, Katowice, Poland)

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Summary

This event brings
together representatives from academic institutions around the world to
discuss the role of academia in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda,
specifically SDG 11 and components of SDG 4 (quality and inclusive
education for all) in line with the global frameworks for urban
sustainability and education.

Important global agendas continually
underscore the need for innovative research that serves as the catalyst
for evidence-based, well-informed and impactful policies. This event
aims to bring to the fore the role of innovation in research and higher
education in achieving this.

Sub Title

Exploring the innovative contributions of academia to urban sustainable development

Guiding Questions for discussions

What innovative methods can academia use to influence evidence-based urban policy decisions?
- Links: evidence-based decision making; data

How is digital innovation for learning being leveraged by academia to contribute to urban sustainable development?
- Links: digital innovation for learning  

How
can triangular cooperation be foregrounded in the work of academic
institutions, particularly in sharing and developing higher/professional
education curriculum and programmes?
- Links: triangular cooperation

Important
global agendas continually underscore the need for innovative research
that serves as the catalyst for evidence-based, well-informed and
impactful policies. This event aims to foreground the role of innovation
in research and higher education in achieving this.

An
opportunity for discussion around access to educational resources has
been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. North/South inequalities in
the world academic system can be counteracted with the help of
triangular cooperation and a focus on learning offers. Meanwhile,
trusted research outcomes are critical in policy debates for enhancing
the capacity of all stakeholders involved.

Digital innovation for
learning offers an opportunity to upscale educational and
capacity-building efforts and multiply effective North/South,
South/South collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Exchanges between
researchers and higher education institutions will help to uncover
successful practices and outcomes in the academic world.

The
academia roundtable will provide a platform for exchange amongst
academic entities and other stakeholders in their efforts to trigger
policy changes in urban development practice through evidence-based and
innovative approaches. Similarly, it will provide an exciting space to
discuss the latest urban trends that impact upon the transformation of
cities for a better urban future. It will encourage collaborative
actions and partnerships across the academic community, stretching to
include governments, private sector and non-governmental organizations.