USS has attended UN-Habitat global events since Habitat III in 2016. This includes all World Urban Forums since 2016—WUF9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018, and WUF10 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2020. In June 2022 we will be attending WUF11 in Katowice, Poland.
USS has encouraged Christian leaders and organizations to attend WUFs to learn firsthand from world urban experts and leading organizations, but to also contribute to the global dialogue at WUF the unique perspectives that Christians have on cities, and what and how the Christian community contributes to their common good.
For WUF11 USS is taking our encouragement to another level by offering C@WUF, a program that encourages and helps Christian leaders and organizations to attend WUF11 and maximally participate the experience. We know from firsthand experience how overwhelming and bewildering WUF’s can be, which is why USS is had developed the C@WUF program.
C@WUF is based on the Christian Climate Observers Program (CCOP), which USS partner, WEA, helps to co-lead. Drawing on the successful model of CCOP the C@WUF program offers participants the following: