Climate Smart Cities

WUF 11

World Urban Forum 11, 2022 - Indo-German Delegation Visit


GIZ India supported the Indo-German Delegation participating in the 11th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11) 2022, in Katowice Poland. The forum was in session from 26th-30th June and provided its participants the opportunity to strengthen collaborations and develop action and policy to improve urban environments. The Indo-German delegation comprised of GIZ India project experts, representatives of project and implementing partners, institutional collaborators and project associates. GIZ India project ClimateSmart Cities (CSC) was part of the Indo-German delegation. The Eleventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11) is taking place at the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland from 26th to 30th June 2022. This will be the first WUF in Eastern and Central Europe and is co-organized with the Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy and the Municipal Office of Katowice.

Day 1 -  - 

Day one of the World Urban Forum, the GIZ Indo-German delegation travelled to the event venue for registration and collection of badges.


Day 2 - 

On the official first day of the World Urban Forum 11, the GIZ delegation attended the WUF11 opening ceremony, followed by the inauguration of the NIUA Pavilion and German Pavilion. The Indo-German delegation was also in attendance for the Urban Expo Exhibition opening. The World Urban Forum also conducted the first session on the ‘Decarbonizing Habitat Programme’ marking the start of numerous events, sessions and dialogues to follow in the subsequent days.

Day 2 of the WUF11 concluded with a GIZ Delegation Dinner which was internally organized and provided delegates a chance to network with one another.

Day 3 - 

Day three of the World Urban Forum was all about sessions and networking events. GIZ India ClimateSmart Cities project engaged in various sessions at the German and NIUA Pavilions.

Partner city delegates of GIZ SMART-SUT project were part of  panel discussions and imparted insights from their experiences.

The sessions facilitated constructive dialogue and knowledge exchange. Delegates actively participated in the sessions and contributed by providing context and discussing practices from Indian smart cities.

Day three at the World Urban Forum was an informative, engaging and interesting experience, with valuable learnings and takeaways.


Day 4 -

Continuing with sessions, day four of the World Urban Forum provided delegates with avenues to enhance technical understanding through exchange of best practices from around the globe. Contributing to this exchange, the CSCAF tool developed collaboratively by CSC and project partner NIUA was showcased during a session in the Indian Pavilion.

Day 5 - 

The  World Urban Forum concluded with sessions on ‘Inclusionary Zoning as a Spatial Planning Tool’. The session was followed by a closing ceremony which formally marked the end of the 11th session of the World Urban Forum 2022.


The objective of the delegation visit to WUF11 was Participation and knowledge exchange at a global scale, enabling informed action and newer approaches in anchoring urbanisation with sustainability. Providing an opportunity for project partners and key stakeholders to conduct sessions at the WUF 11 forum, where leaders from national and subnational governments, representatives from international organizations, initiatives, networks, and private sector engage in interactive dialogue on current technologies, topics, and trends. WUF 11 provided for a platform for networking where experts, including high-level representatives from international organizations, initiatives, and networks can interact and connect for better opportunities and shared knowledge.