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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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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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Urban Africa in Action at COP27: Highlights

Urban Africa in Action at COP27: Highlights

Urban Africa in Action at COP27: HighlightsClimate change will undoubtedly present one of the most significant risks to Africa’s development objectives over the next decade and COP27 further highlighted this. Africa is already acting to combat climate change but these...

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Opening Statement of the LGMA constituency at COP27

Opening Statement of the LGMA constituency at COP27

COP27 to mark the start of the multilevel action eraOpening Statement of the LGMA constituency at COP27"Mr. President, distinguished delegations, I am Kobie Brand, the Deputy Secretary of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and am delighted to deliver this...

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Circular African Cities Forum hosted in Cape Town

Circular African Cities Forum hosted in Cape Town

Circular African Cities Forum hosted in Cape TownLocal government officials from eight African cities came together with the ICLEI Africa team to share what circular development means for their jurisdictions.ICLEI Africa, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur...

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Food at the center of human life and livelihoods

Food at the center of human life and livelihoods

Food at the center of human life and livelihoods:How ICLEI Africa uses a rights based food systems approach to address food inequities.Food insecurity continues to be a global crisis (1). Factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty and hunger, environmental and...

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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.