Every two years, WACAP organizes global conferences in different host cities that bring together elected city representatives and municipal employees, city associations, governments, NGOs, private companies, researchers, and United Nations organizations. These forums offer opportunities to establish contacts, exchange experiences and information, promote city-to-city cooperation, develop partnerships, and raise funds for specific initiatives. They also provide a venue through which municipal authorities can be exposed to the latest and most innovative private sector goods and services designed to make cities smarter, safer and more sustainable.

Forum activities include discussions on best practices, thematic workshops, sponsored exhibits and visits to social projects. Most conference attendees are in a position to approve new programmes or approaches to poverty alleviation in their home cities, which makes the Forums great opportunities to develop concrete solutions collectively.

Dublin 2013 Forum: Making Cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable

In February 2013, the 8th WACAP Forum was held in Dublin, Ireland on the theme of Making Cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable. Learn more about the Dublin 2013 Forum.