Champion Mayors are intended as a global “coalition of the willing” who commit to voice their support for more inclusive growth in their city, in their country and worldwide. To help shape the Campaign in the early stages, we are reaching out to leading mayors who are leading the fight against inequality in their city.
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The launch of the Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign took place on 29 March 2016 in New York. A second event will be held in Paris on 21 November, following a proposal by Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris, the Founding Champion Mayor. We anticipate 1-2 annual meetings of Champion Mayors, which would ideally stem from proposals from the Champion Mayors themselves to host such an event.
Aside from the meetings of Champion Mayors, the Campaign will also establish a platform for exchange of best practices for inclusive growth in cities, for which we could liaise with a contact point for each city (other than the mayor). Through this platform, cities could share their efforts and experiences in policy fields to advance inclusive growth – such as, but not limited to, initiatives to boost affordable housing, improve transport accessibility, expand education and labour market opportunities, etc. The aim is to enable other cities to learn from these experiences.
The platform would be open to other Champion Mayors and key stakeholders, including the OECD, the Ford Foundation, and supporting institutions.