Habitat III - One UN Pavilion
  • Tuesday 18
  • Talk with the United Nations – Strengthening Member States’ capacities in designing and implementing strategies and policies for inclusive and sustainable cities in Africa (2015-2017)

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - One UN Room
    Organization: United Nations Economic Commission For Africa (UNECA)

    Join this informal talk to know more about some of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) activities related to sustainable urban development and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
     
    As urbanization is expected to be a growing trend, cities in Africa need planning processes to be strengthened using specific and action-oriented, well planned, integrated and cross-sectoral urban development strategies and frameworks that will bring about a desirable quality of life for most Africans.

    This project, formulated jointly by United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), intends to strengthen the capacities of African policy makers and experts to effectively design, reformulate and implement strategies and policies for inclusive and sustainable cities, taking into consideration the economic, physical, social and environmental dimensions based on a framework that links urbanization and social integration in the African context.