Argüden Governance Academy Foundation

Metropolitan Governance & Health: the Experience of COVID-19

On 7th October, the World Metropolitan Day organized by Metropolis and UN Habitat presents a good opportunity deal with this matter through lesson drawing and reflecting for governance improvments. It would be beneficial to share the experience and lessons with national and international stakeholder. On 7th October, the Union of Marmara Municipalities and Argüden Governance Academy will hold a webinar.

7 October 2020

Covid-19 heavily affected metropolitan areas as the diffusion risk and pace are much higher at these human settlements. The difficulties and lessons of the pandemic indicated the need for improvement in metropolitan governance. In specific, city resilience and governance of critical risks became highly relevant agenda topics. In the face of future shocks, better governance of risks at metropolitan cities is critical for avoiding or minimizing the potential harm to human welfare and economic development.

On 7th October, the World Metropolitan Day organized by Metropolis and UN-Habitat presents a good opportunity to deal with this matter through lesson drawing and reflecting for governance improvements. It would be beneficial to share the experience and lessons with national and international stakeholders. On 7th October, the Union of Marmara Municipalities and Argüden Governance Academy will hold a webinar. During the event, the Covid-19 pandemic and public health will be approached from a metropolitan governance perspective. Two metropolitan mayors and a public health professor will share their experiences and suggestions with the participants. Simultaneous translation will be available to English and Turkish.

PROGRAM

Opening Speeches 10:00-10:15

Dr. M. Cemil Arslan (Secretary-General of the Union of Marmara Municipalities): the World Metropolitan Day
Prof. Dr. Metin Çakmakçı (Chairman of Argüden Governance Academy Foundation): the Role of Local Authorities in Public Health

 

Panel: Metropolitan Cities and COVID-19 10:15-11:15

 Moderator: Dr. Erkin Erimez, Argüden Governance Academy
Panelists:
1. Doç. Dr. Tahir Büyükakın (Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality) The Lessons
2. Kadir Albayrak (Mayor of Tekirdag Metropolitan Municipality) The Lessons
3. Prof. Dr. Önder Ergönül (Koç University, Director of Infectious Diseases Research Centre) COVID-19 and Healthy Cities

 

Questions and Answers 11:15-11:30

7 October 2020