MedCities was present at the capacity building workshop on “Public-Private Partnerships Negotiation for SMART City Management”, organised by URAIA Platform.

URAIA is a platform created as a space for exchange between local governments and their partners about the possibilities offered today with the introduction of SMART technologies in local public management. Uraía facilitates peer-to-peer learning, fosters transfer and adaptation of SMART solutions, and encourages experimentation.

The objective of the wrokshop was to  bring together local governments and private sector partners to exchange experiences about the implementation of agreements for service delivery (PPPs) with special focus in the use of new technological tools such the SMART technologies (mobile applications, sensors, internet-based etc.). 

The event was open to local and national government representatives, local government associations and private sector partners involved in public service delivery. MedCities was represented by Mr. Khaled Ben Abdessalem, advisor to the General Secretariat of MedCities, who presented the experience of the city of Sousse in the creation of an online complaints management service that allows residents to file their claims and policy makers to assess the responsiveness of services. He also participated in the debates offering the experience of the city in urban lighting issues, in the management of the use of pavements and terraces as well as on future projects that allow the use of smart city applications in making operational the transactions between the local government and the citizens.

For more information of the event, please visit their website