Albek Ibraimov, the mayor of the city of Bishkek, had an official meeting with Savithri Lakshmanan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
During the meeting the parties discussed opportunities for cooperation in social and cultural spheres and preparation for the International Yoga Day, which will take place in the city.
Albek Ibraimov thanked the guest for an active support of the cultural life of the city.
Source: The Administration of the City of Bishkek
The German delegation met with the Krasnodar officials in the city’s administration as a part of the project “Tour for Friendship from Berlin to Moscow”.
The aim of the project is to develop friendly and partner relations between Russian and German citizens. Tourism is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the culture, traditions and life of Russian people.
This year “Tour for Friendship” takes place from 4 to 16 June. The ambassadors of peace left Germany together and then divided into small groups and started to explore different Russian regions. The delegation includes residents of Berlin, Hamburg, Karlsruhe and other German cities.
The parties exchanged souvenirs and left autographs with the wishes of friendship, peace and love on the symbolic flag of the project “Tour for Friendship from Berlin to Moscow”.
Source: The Administration of the City of Krasnodar
The awarding ceremony of the Russian national competition "Trade of Russia 2018" was held in Moscow. The city of Krasnodar became one of the winners in the category "The Best Trading City".
To participate in the competition, Department of Trade and Public Services of the Krasnodar Administration made a presentation, which reflected the role of the municipality in creating favorable conditions for the development of trade on the city's territory, listed the existing federal, regional and municipal programs that promote the development of trade in Krasnodar.
More than 123 000 people work in the Krasnodar trade sphere. All the trade forms are represented in Krasnodar.
Source: The Administration of the City of Krasnodar
The competition "Good deeds for a good city" started in the city of Kirov. The goal of the competition is to identify and support local public initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in the city and the development of the territory of residence.
The contest involves projects aimed at increasing public activity, holding patriotic actions, creating and developing a creative social environment, popularizing folk cultural traditions and crafts, promoting healthy lifestyles.
Representatives of non-profit organizations, initiative groups of citizens and members of territorial associations are invited to participate in the competition.
The amount of financial support for one project will be from 1,000 to 20,000 rubles.
Source: The administration of the city of Kirov
Dubai is actively preparing for the Expo-2020. At the same time, Russia is already fighting for the opportunity to host the World’s Fair in 2025.
Last May Russia entered the race to hold EXPO-2025. The candidate was the city of Yekaterinburg. The stated theme is "Transforming the world: Innovations and a better life for future generations". In April 2018 the inspectors of the International Exhibition Bureau (IEB) arrived in Yekaterinburg and positively assessed the city's readiness for EXPO-2025.
If Ekaterinburg wins, the exhibition will be held from 2 May to 2 November, 2025. However, Paris and Osaka also applied for hosting EXPO-2025.
In November 2018, a decisive voting will take place at the session of the General Assembly of the International Bureau of Exhibitions in Paris. Ekaterinburg obtained a support from Mexico. Edgar Romo Garcia, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the National Congress of Mexico stated it at the meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
The United Nations’ SDGs emerged as the perfect framework to promote and leverage citizen engagement, improve citizen participation and maximise social impact in cities, but it is essential to adapt these global targets to very specific and diverse local necessities.
Here is where “Citibeats”, the advanced analytics platforms based on AI created by the Spanish startup “Social Coin” comes in. “Citibeats” has launched a Local Impact Observatory that allows cities to understand local issues in depth, so that governments and organisations can adapt the SDGs global challenges to their own, specific realities.
People share their opinions about the topics that matter most to them every minute and from everywhere in the planet–in social media, citizen or customer services, etc. This creates millions of bytes of qualitative, yet unstructured, data. “Citibeats” captures, interprets, synthesizes and gives meaning to all this data, obtaining precise, actionable insights. Numerous cities are already working with the platform to improve, expand and measure their SDG initiatives.
In Catalonia, hand in hand with its government Generalitat, “Social Coin” launched another project about SDG #4 “Quality Education” to identify the educational programmes that have the highest impact and the most influential agents.
“Social Coin” has been awarded by the United Nations World Summit Awards and the European Commission as a potential solution to build more transparent and inclusive societies.
Source: Cities Today