Participate at the Uraía Platform 2016 workshop on the impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget!
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Do you believe that SMART technologies can help municipalities increase revenue or reduce expenses? 


Participate at the Uraía Platform 2016 workshop and share your SMART City experience!


Dear Uraia partner,

As you know, the Uraía Platform is an initiative led in partnership between UN-Habitat and FMDV (Global Fund for Cities Development) to foster the exchange of experience on municipal innovation. Every year, it focuses its activities on a specific topic that is priority on cities’ agenda around the world. In 2015, the focus was on city-to-business collaboration in the specific case of SMART projectsThis year, Uraía will explore the impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget, through the organization of a workshop and the elaboration of a recommendation and case studies report. You have until March 10th to register. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your experience and get inspired by those of city decision makers from all around the world!

Looking forward to meeting you in Nicosia,
The Uraia team

What it is?


The impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget: tax recovery and energy savings for better public services. 

DATE: 19/20, April 2016

PLACE: Nicosia, Cyprus

FMDV and UN-Habitat

CEMR, Citynet, UCLG



How to participate?

PROFILE: The workshop will gather 40 representatives of:
  • local governments,
  • network of cities,
  • international and civil society organizations,
  • research centers
  • private sector. 
DEADLINE: March 10th

GRANTS: Uraía will cover the expenses of 10 speakers, representing local governments from Asia, Africa and Latin America.


What we'll talk about?

SMART technologies to increase municipal revenue by:
-- improving tax recovery performance (data analysis to fight fraud, mapping tools) 
-- facilitating payments (mobile money)
-- building trust of citizens with transparency policies such as open data and participatory budgeting

SMART technologies to reduce expenses by:
-- optimizing administrative procedures (e-government policies)
-- reduce energy consumption in municipal assets (publich lighting and municipal buildings)
For further information or to register your participation at the workshop, contact Mariana Nascimento, Coordinator of the Uraía Platform, at: mariana.nascimento @
More info on FMDV here
More info on the Uraia Platform here
More info on UN-Habitat here
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