Urban-20 Mayoral Summit begins in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat
The Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit will begin today in the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. Delegates and participants from 57 cities across the world and 35 cities from India will participate in the two-day summit.
U20 is an Engagement Group under India’s G20 presidency. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore will inaugurate the summit.
Thematic sessions on the six U20 priority areas including environmental responsibility, climate finance, and water security will be organized during the summit. Mayors from across the world and Indian cities will share experiences of their respective city-level actions and initiatives. Over 500 participants, including Mayors, Deputy Mayors, city officials, and knowledge partners will attend the summit.
The event will also host an exhibition showcasing India’s urban story, especially city-level success, notable projects, and innovative initiatives. The key outcome of the U20 Mayoral Summit is the handover of the U20 Communiqué by the attending Mayors to the G20 leaders. The U20 Communiqué is an action-oriented collaboratively prepared document that brings to the fore the role that cities can play in taking forward the G20 agenda.