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Learn with ICLEI Africa

Learn with ICLEI Africa is a platform for urban leaders and officials, researchers, development organisations and anyone with an interest in sustainable development to access a variety of learning experiences related to sustainability and resilience in African cities.

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Our actions during this decade will define the cities and towns our children’s children call home. Let’s make them proud.

Ms Kobie Brand, Deputy Secretary General: ICLEI and Global Director: Cities Biodiversity Center
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Reimagining mobility in African cities
AfricanMobilityMonth 2020 campaign digest

Each year, ICLEI Africa convenes the AfricanMobilityMonth, a digital campaign to mobilize strong collective efforts for shifting to sustainable mobility in African cities. This digest shares reflections and mobility activation from the campaign.
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Meeting climate commitments. Transforming cities and nations.

How subnational and national governments can work together to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions and honour the Paris Agreement.
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Changing Cities webinar series

The third Tuesday of every month from 14:00 to 15:30 CAT
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Urban Natural Assets for Africa (UNA) Programme | Impact & lessons learnt

This cutting edge programme is designed to support the daily challenges that local governments in Africa experience around protecting and revitalising their urban natural assets.
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Climate reporting and action planning can help African cities leapfrog to low-emission, resilient futures

When cities see the requirements for robust climate reporting they may feel overwhelmed, but it opens the door to build a city that is future-ready. Here are some stories from Africa.
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ICLEI Africa supports local governments during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing huge strain on our communities, our governments, our healthcare systems and our economies. ICLEI Africa is committed to ramp up our efforts to support our cities and regions during this time.

Building resilience in African cities is more critical than ever as we move forward during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenging and uncertain times are forcing us to discover and implement new and innovative ways of working, as good practices emerge and signify a new normal.
We are developing innovative ways to support our cities remotely and have so far introduced the following tools:

 

Visit our dedicated COVID-19 webpage or Twitter account for more.

Welcome to ICLEI Africa

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability.

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Using nature to nurture livelihoods

Using nature to nurture livelihoods

Using nature to nurture livelihoodsBuilding resilience through Nature-Based Solutions for vulnerable communities in Entebbe, UgandaAfrican cities are often at the forefront of innovation as rapidly changing conditions necessitate new ways of thinking and fresh...

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Feature City Profile: Cape Town

Feature City Profile: Cape Town

FEATURE CITY PROFILE: CAPE TOWNRemaining resilient during a pandemic: innovative tools from the City of Cape Town  Being resilient ensures that cities are able to survive and thrive in the event of challenges – both anticipated and unforeseen. The City of Cape...

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Feature City Profile: Monrovia

Feature City Profile: Monrovia

FEATURE CITY PROFILE: MONROVIATackling Monrovia’s climate challenges through community engagement  Monrovia is acutely aware of the current climate change challenges and the need to respond to threats. By adopting an inclusive approach, Mayor Jefferson Koijee has...

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Toward a new era of urban African resilience

Toward a new era of urban African resilience

Toward a new era of urban African resilienceNature-based solutions could help cities stabilise warming to below 2°C. ICLEI Africa continues to empower local governments to harness existing urban natural assets with the launch of UNA: Resilience for Life. Africa is one...

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ICLEI  experts are on the ground, working alongside local governments to anticipate and respond to complex challenges, from urbanization and climate change to ecosystem degradation and inequity. We invest in the capacity and knowledge needed to design solutions to these challenges and make decisions informed by data, scientific evidence and local realities and pressures.