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Activating an all-of-society approach to implementing The Urban Agenda

ICLEI Africa has partnered with the South African Cities Network (SACN) this year to host the 2018 South African Urban Conference, which takes place on 30 and 31 October 2018 in Johannesburg. Other partners include various national government departments, Gauteng provincial government, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN). The aim of the conference is to embed the...



Afrialliance: Call for ideas

What kind of knowledge base is required to strengthen the preparedness of the water sector in Africa in the context of climate change in the long run? In this Call for Ideas, AfriAlliance invites stakeholders within and outside of Africa to help shape the AfriAlliance Strategic Research & Innovation Advice for water and climate in Africa.



African cities recognised as winners in One Planet City Challenge 2018

The winners of the 2018 One Planet City Challenge were announced at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on 12 September 2018. ICLEI has partnered with WWF for a number of years, to work with cities in the development of their One Planet City Challenge submissions. This year’s challenge focused on sustainable urban mobility and attracted 132 cities from 23 countries to take part. The global winner was announced as the Swedish...



ICLEI Africa expands its work on sustainable urban natural asset management in Africa

The Urban Natural Assets for Africa (UNA) programme has expanded, via the addition of two more African countries to the UNA: Rivers for Life project, as well as the initiation of a new project entitled UNA: Coasts for Life, being implemented in Mozambique.



ICLEI Africa’s IMPACT team holds fruitful discussions in Blantyre and Harare

Collaboration is increasingly being acknowledged as an important factor in achieving climate resilient development in African cities. Diverse expertise and skill sets are needed in order to tackle the increasing complexity of urban challenges when overlaid with climate change impacts. The aim of the IMPACT (Improved Municipal Planning in African CiTies) project, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is to better...



ICLEI Africa hosts Urban-LEDS II Summit and co-hosts event on financing solutions for climate action in cities

On 29 May 2018, the Urban LEDS-II Summit, held in Gauteng, brought Urban-LEDS project cities from South Africa together to share the various challenges their cities face in relation to climate change, as well as the opportunities in addressing these challenges, in a peer-to-peer exchange. The Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Commission, and implemented by UN-Habitat and ICLEI, aims to enhance the transition to low emission, green and...



Adaptation Futures 2018 and ICLEI World Congress 2018 connected through messages of collaboration

Over 1 000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world met in Cape Town, South Africa, between 18 and 21 June 2018, to connect, learn and inspire at Adaptation Futures 2018. The aim of this 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference was to facilitate dialogues for solutions. This is the first time that the biennial conference has been held on African soil, and it successfully brought a...



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