Sadun Emrealp

Team Leader, Town Twinning Project

He completed his secondary education at Tarsus American College and his higher education at Middle East Technical University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. After completing his master's degree at the same department, he continued his graduate studies at Ankara University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Kent University. He worked as a manager in Çukurova Urban Development Project between 1982 and 1986. He took part in the Union of Local Authorities (IULA) between 1987-2003 and in the United Cities and Local Governments World Organization (UCLG) between 2004-2010 as the manager of Istanbul-based regional organizations. Meanwhile, between the years 1998 and 2009, he served as the National Coordinator of the Local Agenda 21 program, supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and carried out in Turkey under the umbrella of the Ministry of Interior. Following these tasks, he served as the team leader of the project “Improving Participatory Strategic Governance at Local Level” carried out by the Ministry between 2011-2013 with the support of the EU and that of the project “Strengthening Local Investment Planning Capacity with the Participation of Local Actors” carried out within the same scope between 2014-2016. He also worked in the same period as a senior expert in various projects of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Currently, he serves as the team leader of “City Twinning between Turkey and the EU” project whose main beneficiary is the Presidency of the European Union. Married with two daughters, Sadun Emrealp has publications in Turkish and English on political science and local governments.


Session Name Date Time Room
The legacy of HABITAT conferences: From HABITAT I-III 1 October 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Çamlıca