ICLEI’s five pathways
The resilient development pathway builds cities that can anticipate, prevent and recover from the impacts experienced on our ever-changing planet, while harnessing the opportunities of a more sustainable world.
Nature-based to protect and enhance the biodiversity and ecosystems in and around our cities, which underpin key aspects of our local economies and upon which we depend for the well-being and resilience of our communities.
Equitable and people-centered development
Equitable and people-centered development to build more just, livable and inclusive urban communities and address poverty.
The circular development pathway and new models of production and consumption build sustainable societies that use recyclable, sharable and replenishing resources to end the linear model of produce, consume, discard.
our core values
ICLEI Africa is a value-based organisation and in everything we do, we live our corporate values.
Sustainability is embedded in all of our values because we recognise that as a holistic concept with social, environmental and economic dimensions, sustainability is essential to our success as an organisation. Doing well and doing good are intertwined and you can’t have one without the other.
Localising the SDGs
Cities and regions are critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Our subnational governments are central in the transition to sustainability, which makes them critical in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by implementing projects that will create a more equitable, healthy and resilient future for everyone.
People are at the heart of the SDGs and as their closest level of government, city officials have the opportunity to transform the lives of urban communities, thereby staying true to the pledge that underpins the SDGs: ‘Leave no one behind’ by 2030.
We create useful tools and resources for subnational governments to guide them on their journey towards making the SDGs a reality in and around our cities.