Sameh Wahba
Sameh Wahba Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land The World Bank Washington , United States of America

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Sameh Wahba is the Global Director of the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice based in Washington DC. He oversees 200 projects, $30bn in financing and 450 staff in 60 countries. He holds a PhD in urban planning from Harvard University and has 25 years experience.

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Save to calendar 19-11-2019 10:30 19-11-2019 11:30 Europe/Madrid Our Greatest challenge: Making a More Inclusive Urban World

Building more inclusive cities has the potential to create opportunities for a better life, act as an engine of economic growth and foster societal progress. Through spatial, social and economic inclusion, cities can pave the road for attaining zero poverty prior to 2030, taking a stand as the focal point for the advancement of better societies aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. How can resources be put to use in order to ensure housing and decent conditions for all citizens? How can every citizen take part in the advancement of higher inclusivity in their cities?

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