“The solutions rest with us; we just need to find the bridge,” shared Gertrude Rose Gamwera, Secretary General, EALGA, in the opening session of the RISE Africa 2024 Action Festival. This provocation set the tone for three days of sessions focused on inspiring a shift towards a solutions-oriented mindset. This year’s theme, “SOLUTIONS ONLY [failures … Continued

Along South Africa’s vibrant eastern coastline, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which encompasses the city of Durban – home to the largest port on the east coast of Africa – is pioneering urban sustainability amidst the challenges of rapid urbanisation and climate change. Climate vulnerability and commitment to resilience eThekwini, the third largest metropolitan municipality in South … Continued

South Africa’s just transition to an inclusive, prosperous, climate resilient and low carbon economy is well under way. The Just Transition Framework emphasises that “major economic, social, and environmental decisions required for a just transition require social partners to forge a consensus around the transition.” (Presidential Climate Commission, 2022: 25) ICLEI Africa is supporting the … Continued

Our AfriFOODlinks Youth Ambassadors recently shared their insights on the vital role of youth voices in shaping our future. As we confront the complexities of today’s global landscape, the need for a diverse array of voices in decision-making processes becomes unmistakably crucial [1]. The inclusion of young perspectives is not merely beneficial—it is essential for … Continued

The City of Dar es Salaam has revised and strengthened its Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, clearly showing how the intersection between biodiversity and urban planning can help to identify projects that balance rapid urban growth with the need to retain and enhance the benefits from urban nature. LBSAPs: A local tool for biodiversity … Continued