ICLEI Africa will present on the ‘Situation of waste-water management in Africa with the perspective on governance and stakeholder involvement’ in Dakar, Senegal from 26-30 May 2014. Africa Water Week is convened by the African Minister’s Council on Water (AMCOW) with the Global Water Partnership (GWP) co-convening, a technical session on waste-water management and water … Continued

In a time when our cities are bursting at the seams, we need deep, systemic change to build climate resilient cities through preserving our urban nature – laws and policies that embed nature in city planning. Changing policy is a slow, uphill journey, which makes our recent influence in Malawi all the more significant. Lilongwe … Continued

The National Government of Tanzania is moving towards taking formal steps to protect and enhance nature in cities as they expand to accommodate their mushrooming populations. ICLEI Africa is assisting to facilitate the process to ensure nature is prioritised and effectively integrated in the country’s planning processes. Rising floods in Dar es Salaam Dar es … Continued

IFWEN updates: Exploring innovation How do we improve the productivity and co-benefits across food, water and energy sectors, and how can we use nature’s benefits to do this, while restoring nature in the process? The IFWEN project, which convenes ICLEI Africa, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), The Nature of Cities (TNOC) and … Continued

The province of KwaZulu-Natal felt the impact of climate change acutely this year. In April, 71 people died and thousands were displaced following severe flooding. Premier Sihle Zikalala acknowledges that climate change is partially responsible for the severity of the floods. He also noted the annual sardine run – an iconic and internationally renowned natural … Continued

ICLEI Africa has been providing climate change technical support to African cities for decades. One area of support is helping cities report on their climate change progress and actions. An example from 2019 is that we assisted seven African cities in achieving significant climate reporting milestones. “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” … Continued

In a world where significant environmental changes are affecting global communities, researchers are challenging the view that science is superior to local knowledge and acknowledging with respect and care, the lived experience of those dealing with the impacts of climate change. These transformative ways of learning invite all who call a city home to co-produce … Continued

ICLEI is calling on citizens of African cities to celebrate walking, cycling and all forms of active mobility during African Mobility Month from 20 September to 20 October 2019. Showing public demand for safe infrastructure aims to attract national government support. Africa’s middle class is rapidly expanding. As incomes increase, rising car ownership is threatening … Continued

In Ilala Municipality, Dar es Salaam, large open green spaces are few and far between. Pockets of land left open by city planners quickly become informally re-purposed by street vendors to sell fruit and vegetables, by the urban poor for development of informal dwellings or are even used as waste dumping areas. But the Urban Natural … Continued

South Africa demonstrates local government’s role in localising the SDGs to ‘Leave No One Behind’. ICLEI Africa co-hosted a local government SDG symposium to assess progress made on “Leaving No One Behind” in South Africa. The critical role of local governments in achieving Agenda 2030 was highlighted and ICLEI Africa presented a roadmap for localising … Continued