Mayor Koijee Arrives In Tokyo, Japan

-To Participate In the World Bank’s Technical Deep Dive on Planning Safe, Inclusive and Resilient Cities.

Monrovia city Mayor Jefferson Koijee is currently in Tokyo, Japan participating in the World Bank’s Technical Deep Dive conference.

Mayor Jefferson Koijee at the conference

According to a release from the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), Mayor Koijee is out of the country seeking supports, building relationship with potential partners, cities and gathering the technical expertise from other cities, experts, urban management specialists and waste management specialists in order to make Monrovia clean, green and safe city.

He is expected to make the case for the capital at the conference as he works to make Monrovia one of the resilient cities in the world.

The program is being organized, in Japan, by the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC).

the conference ongoing

TDLC supports and facilitates strategic WBG and client countries in collaboration with selected Japanese cities, agencies and partners for joint research, knowledge exchange, capacity building and other activities that develop opportunities to link Japanese and global expertise with specific project-level engagements in developing countries to maximize development impact.

On the technical side, the program will be developed in collaboration with the World Bank’s community of practice on Safe and Resilient Cities and the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities.

This year’s program is hosting delegations from 13 countries including Somalia, Liberia, Romania, Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt respectively.

Others are Argentina, Panama, Sierra Leone, Brazil and key experts from Nairobi, Medellin, Bangkok and Boston, World Bank Technical Leads and Task Team Leaders (TTLs) are in attendance for this TDD.

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