Informal City Dialogues Webinar

Note: If you are unable to attend the webinar live but would still like to learn about the Informal City Dialogues, please go ahead to reserve a ticket, and we will send you the link to a recording of the webinar after.



This webinar will look back on our Informal City Dialogues project which ended last year. We’d like to share what we learnt about tying resilience into sustainability by using futures and innovation techniques.

By 2030, two out of every three people in the world are expected to be living in a city; of those people, one out of every three will live and work in the informal city. Nearly 1 billion people hail from the informal sector today and approximately 85% of all future employment opportunities around the world will be created in the informal economy. Most informal workers –a disproportionate amount of whom are women – are working outside formal governmental and legislative systems of social protection and are therefore vulnerable to exploitation, non-payment of wages, retrenchment without notice or compensation, and toxic health and safety conditions.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Informal City Dialogues project was a global, multi-stakeholder project fostering a conversation about the role of informality in creating more inclusive and resilient future cities. The project was founded as part of the Foundation’s Centennial activities and ran from September 2012-September 2013 in six cities –Accra, Bangkok, Chennai, Lima, Manila, and Nairobi.

Who is this event for?

This webinar will be run by Helen Clarkson, Director of Forum for the Future US and the lead for this project. It will be suitable for anyone with an interest in using futures and innovation techniques in developing world markets.


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