Kari A. Eik
Kari A. Eik s the Secretary General of the Organization for International Economic Relations – OiER www.oier.pro, Co-Chair of the UNECE Real Estate Market Advisory Group (REM) and coordinator of the Geneva UN Charter Centre of Excellence for Smart and Sustainable Cities in Vienna. The Center supports the work of the UNECE Committee on Housing and Land Management to strengthen cooperation and networks among governments, cities and businesses; enhance investment, and support financing and implementation of urban projects in the frame of the Sustainable Development Goals.
She is the co-founder and coordinator for OiER of the United Smart Cities Program www.unitedsmartcities.org, a multi-stakeholder platform set up in 2014 jointly with UNECE, supporting cities worldwide to address major urban issues and investments for sustainable urban development. She is member of United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC), (a global UN initiative) and responsible to develop the deliverable “Guidelines on tools and mechanisms to finance smart sustainable cities”.
She is currently coordinating the setup of the new SDG Cities Leadership Platform https://www.ungsii.org/sdg-cities established 2018, with focus to SDG align 25 cities worldwide by 2025.
She is a Board member of the newly launched World Council for SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities set up by the World Government Summit.