Date Published: Oct. 16, 2018, 8 a.m.
The Uraía Platform was developed jointly by the Local Government Unit of UN-Habitat and FMDV, the Global Fund for the development of cities. Activities started in 2014 sponsored by the Governments of Spain, Norway and Sweden. In year 2018, the funds provided by the Swedish International Development Agency are coming to an end, and the project is looking for a new host able to support the cost of the Secretariat and lead the platform for the next two years.
Uraia is a globally recognized platform for cities, local governments and their partners, including private sector, and is dedicated to demonstrate how SMART technologies are contributing to improve municipal finance and management. The Platform counts today with 100 members and has produced knowledge and delivered workshops about how public administrations introduce innovation in their daily management of cities. All the information about the Platform is available at www.uraia.org
The consolidation phase of the platform being finalized, UN-Habitat and FMDV are calling for a new host of the secretariat of the Platform while staying as founders and strategic partners, providing guidance, accompanying the transition and bringing new ideas for future developments.
Hosting the Uraía Secretariat involves the following responsibilities:
It is estimated that, apart from the cost of covering the website and communications, that need to be in cash, the Secretariat can be covered by two staffers, part time, able to work in the three languages of Uraia: French, English and Spanish.
The condition of hosting the secretariat is that the Platform remains free for their member cities (no fees may be requested to be either Hub Cities or members).
The hosting organization can be a local or regional government, an association or network of local government or any program related to smart cities managed by a public entity.
Any interested organization should send their proposal to email@example.com by November 30th 2018.
Proposals should include: