The Global Parliament of Mayors is proud to welcome five new GPM Mayors: Beira, Dakar, Freetown, Nijmegen and Rotterdam. GPM mayors will cooperate on critical issues such as migration, refugee protection, health, pandemic disease, social inclusion and urban security, and will connect with experts in relevant fields and expert organisations around the world. We believe mayors represent the true voices on behalf of their cities. All GPM Mayors receive access to the Mayors group at the exclusive Virtual Platform. The GPM developed this virtual platform, to enable decision making, networking and exchanging practical solutions among member cities without costly travel.
Mayor Daviz Simango
Mayor Daviz Simango of the city Beira, Mozambique joins the GPM as new member. Through the Mozambique Cities and Climate Change Project, Mayor Simango has been a supported of transforming Beira into green infrastructure. The city has strengthened its resilience to weather-related hazards. This project, funded by IDA (World Bank) has resulted in a 70% reduction in the risk of flooding. Mayor Simango is also the winner of the Dr Benjamin Barber Global Cities Award and received the award at the GPM Summit in Bristol 2018 for his action oriented policy against corruption and for governmental transparancy. Mayor Simango, dedicated the Benjamin Barber award to all young leaders, believing that is it the youth that can change the world.