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ICLEI Africa is progressing the continent’s climate change agenda: Climate reporting achievements from seven African cities

ICLEI Africa has been providing climate change technical support to African cities for decades. One area of support is helping cities report on their climate change progress and actions. An example from 2019 is that we assisted seven African cities in achieving significant climate reporting milestones. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.



Unravelling the complexities: co-producing climate solutions for African cities

In a world where significant environmental changes are affecting global communities, researchers are challenging the view that science is superior to local knowledge and acknowledging with respect and care, the lived experience of those dealing with the impacts of climate change. These transformative ways of learning invite all who call a city home to co-produce practical interventions that can truly enhance resilience in their cities. This is...



African Mobility Month: Walking the talk on sustainable mobility

ICLEI is calling on citizens of African cities to celebrate walking, cycling and all forms of active mobility during African Mobility Month from 20 September to 20 October 2019. Showing public demand for safe infrastructure aims to attract national government support.



New mural in Dar es Salaam gets people talking about urban nature

In Ilala Municipality, Dar es Salaam, large open green spaces are few and far between. Pockets of land left open by city planners quickly become informally re-purposed by street vendors to sell fruit and vegetables, by the urban poor for development of informal dwellings or are even used as waste dumping areas. But the Urban Natural Assets: Rivers for Life project, one of ICLEI Africa’s flagship biodiversity projects, is aiming to raise...



South Africa demonstrates local government’s role in localising the SDGs to ‘Leave No One Behind’.

ICLEI Africa co-hosted a local government SDG symposium to assess progress made on “Leaving No One Behind” in South Africa. The critical role of local governments in achieving Agenda 2030 was highlighted and ICLEI Africa presented a roadmap for localising the SDGs.



Heatwaves are inevitable. Their detriment to city dwellers is not.

Unprecedented heatwaves are taking place around the world, but cities need not fall victim to them. ICLEI Africa has contributed to a new resource by the Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre, which will help cities prepare for and deal with heatwaves in affordable, tangible ways. Ultimately, this will contribute to more climate resilient cities.



African contributions valued at Resilient Cities 2019

This year, Resilient Cities, a milestone international event held in Bonn, Germany from 26 to 28 June, celebrated its 10th anniversary. African-led solutions, in particular, contributed a unique insight into future urban resilience.



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