Ensuring the Commons in Fragile Contexts
Mona Harb participated in a MetroTalk discussion, entitled “Ensuring the Commons in Fragile Contexts” organized by Metropolis and UNDP in March 2021, alongside George Conway, Deputy Director of the Crisis Bureau of the UNDP and moderated by Octavi de la Varga, Metropolis Secretary General. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to compound crises in fragile cities, and diminishes the capacity of urban authorities and communities to respond, this timely discussion looks at the challenges facing urban governance in cities such as Beirut and Mogadishu, and how the international community can support cities in these contexts. The talk is available on YouTube and on the Metropolis website which also features it as a podcast. An infographic summarizing the key talking points and take-aways of the conversation has been also produced.