Knowledge exchange and cooperation at the local level: Seminar on the Modernization of Municipal Management

With the aim of encouraging knowledge exchange and collaboration between cities, the Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities organizes an annual thematic and operative event that enables the exchange of experiences and knowledge, as well as debates among participants, on topics related to the use of new technologies, innovation and knowledge to make cities more efficient and sustainable.

The first meeting, which took place in 2013 in the City of Bordeaux (France), focused on the “Smart Local Economy”; the second took place in 2014 in the City of Bilbao and was centered on the “Smart Local Governance: The challenge of good governance in local administrations”. In 2015, the event will be held from 30 September to 2 October in the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the title: “2nd Seminar on the Modernization of Municipal Management” 

The Seminar is organized by the National Confederation of Municipalities of Brazil (CNM), which holds the Vice-presidency of the Committee for Latin America, the Organization of American States (OEA), the Development Bank of Latin America, the Presidency of the UCLG Committee – held by the City of Bilbao – and the Latin American Federation of Cities, Municipalities and Associations (FLACMA).

This event will represent a unique opportunity to exchange and disseminate innovative experiences in the field of Municipal Public Management with the aim of reinforcing public administrations in the region and fostering innovation in the public sector.

During the two days, topics relevant to the management of local governments will be discussed, such as:

  • Open government at local level
  • Innovation in local administration
  • Integrated municipal management systems
  • Electronic local government
  • The need to encourage Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
  • Sustainable urban mobility
  • Technologies applied to environmental management

The registration deadline is: 21 September. There is no registration fee for the seminar and interpretation to Spanish and Portuguese will be available. Please note that each participant should take care of his/her own travel, visa and accommodation costs.

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Should you have any questions or need further information, please contact the International Department of CNM (internacional@cnm.org.br) or the Committee Secretariat (info@uclg-digitalcities.org).