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...



High level group to guide and support Urban-LEDS II project in South Africa

The Urban-LEDS ll Summit held in Braamfontein, Johannesburg opened on 29 May 2018 with the inception meeting of the Urban-LEDS ll National Project Advisory Group (NPAG). This is a high-level group comprised of representatives from leaders in low emissions and climate resilient development in South Africa.The purpose of the National Project Advisory Group (NPAG) is to provide specific in-country advice and expertise to support the successful...



ICLEI Africa and SALGA sign Memorandum of Understanding

ICLEI - Local Government for Sustainability’s Africa Secretariat and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) formalised their partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 21 June 2018 at the ICLEI World Congress in Montreal, Canada.



ICLEI launches Urban-LEDS II project in Rwanda

The focus and approach of the project in Rwanda was successfully agreed after a day-long workshop held where valuable discussions took place between representatives from ICLEI Africa, UN Habitat and key stakeholders in Rwanda.



ICLEI Africa’s IMPACT team holds fruitful discussions in Blantyre, Malawi

It is now widely accepted that the development of resilient cities will depend on ways of collaborating. One of the seven key principles of resilience is participation according to Biggs et al. (2016)(1). The aim of the IMPACT (Improved Municipal Planning in African Cities) project is to translate this principle into decision making processes, particularly those linked to municipal planning that builds climate resilience. The IMPACT project...



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