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Urban Journalism Academy – Oslo


UN-Habitat and Habitat Norway have the great pleasure of inviting you to an Urban Journalism Academy (UJA), which takes place during the Urban Future Global Conference 2019.

The UJAs are pioneering and innovative initiatives promoted by UN-Habitat to further the knowledge and understanding amongst journalists and media professionals of the social, economic and environmental issues facing cities in the twenty-first century.

This UJA in Oslo will bring together leading Norwegian and international urban experts and others who are involved in urban development and the challenges facing Northern cities.

Key speakers include:

Mr. Eduardo Moreno, Director, Research and Capacity Development, UN-Habitat

Ms. Monica Mæland, Minister of Local Government (TBC)

Ms. Clare Short, Chair, Cities Alliance, Former Secretary of State for International Development, UK.

Ms. Marianne Borgen, Mayor, City of Oslo

Ms. Ellen de Vibe, Chief Town Planner, City of Oslo

Mr. Jack Makau, Director, Slum Dwellers International Kenya

Ms. Anne H. Simonsen, Associate Professor, Oslo Met

Ms. Lene Conradi, Mayor, Asker Municipality

From Habitat Norway:
Mr. Erik Berg, Chair, Former Senior Advisor, MFA
Ms. Gro Lauvland, Associate Professor, NTNU
Mr. Odd Iglebæk, Architect/Journalist, NRC, Nordregio, UNHCR
Ms. Diana Huynh, Urban Planner, University of Cambridge
Mr. Helge Onsrud, Former Director for International Services at the Norwegian Mapping Authority

The event is free and open for all. Please register via Facebook or at

Earlier Event: May 24
Intensivt i Oslo 2019 - NSFLIS Oslo
Later Event: May 24
OSLO Work and Walk - Walkolution