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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.



Launching Procura+ Africa Network: Implementing Sustainable Public Procurement in local government

This week at the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, ICLEI Africa launched the Procura+ Africa Network. This is a major step toward supporting African local governments to work together to reap the benefits of sustainable public procurement (SPP). The network was founded with the goal to increase and deepen implementation of SPP in South Africa. Working together, the members of the network are can learn from each other’s good practices...



Les maires s'engagent collectivement pour le développement de capitales durables en Afrique

Pas moins de 37 capitales africaines -un nombre jamais atteint depuis la création du Forum- ont participé à la cinquième édition du Forum des Capitales Africaines Durables (ACCSF), dans la capitale sud-africaine, les 24 et 25 juin 2019. Les Maires des capitales africaines et leurs représentants se sont engagés collectivement en faveur du développement durable dans leurs villes en adoptant la Déclaration de Tshwane de 2019. Cette Déclaration...



Mayors commit to collective responsibility for realising sustainable African capital cities

A record number of 37 African capital cities participated in the fifth African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) from 24 to 25 June. Through the adoption of the Tshwane Declaration of 2019, Mayors and their representatives committed to collective responsibility for sustainable African capital cities; formally establishing the ACCSF Secretariat, to be held in stewardship by ICLEI Africa, and agreeing to host ACCSF on a rotational basis...



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