AFchamber participated in the 2nd Azerbaijan National Urban Forum in Zangilan.
On September 29, 2023, the opening ceremony of the 2nd Azerbaijan National Urban Forum themed “Resilient cities as a driving force of economic development and fighting inequalities” organized by the State Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) was held in Zangilan as part of the Azerbaijan Urban Week.
Zibar Huseynova, Managing Director at AFchamber participated in the 2nd Azerbaijan National Urban Forum in Zangilan.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev addressed the opening ceremony, followed by a speech from Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habıtat) Mrs. Maimunah Mohd Sharif.
Following the forum’s opening ceremony, the event continued with sessions on various topics. The first session on “Resilience and sustainable development: strategies, actions and international collaboration opportunities” featured discussions on rebuilding lives – rehabilitation strategies for the liberated areas, enhancing regional development for sustainable connectivity and economic revival of the region, role of international collaboration for post-conflict recovery. The second session entitled “From desolation to resilience: the path to a better future” featured discussions on fighting the hidden threat – mine contamination and its impacts on sustainable development, as well as resurgence of regional centres, cooperation opportunities in Karabakh and Master plan of Zangilan city – the way forward.
The participants of the event also visited Aghali “smart village” and familiarized themselves with the speedy reconstruction projects being carried out in Zangilan.