• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Implementing the New Urban Agenda in Africa: Strengthening Partnerships for Productive Cities

    Side Events
    Venue: R20
    Lead Organization:
    • Federal Ministry Of Power Works And Housing – Nigeria.
    Partner Organizations:
    • Ethiopia) United Cities And Local Governments Of Africa -UCLGA ( Marrakesh,
    • Ethiopia); UN Economic Commission For Africa (Addis Ababa,
    • Kenya); Africa Union (Addis Ababa,
    • Morocco),
    • UN-Habitat Regional Office Of Africa (Nairobi.

    Guided by the African Union’s Agenda 2063 as a strategic framework for ensuring inclusive socio-economic transformation and the continent’s vision for sustainable human settlements development in the New Urban Agenda, African Nations are aptly positioned to tap into the potentials of sustainable urbanization as a driver of structural transformation. Sustainable urbanization for Africa encompasses a holistic and integrated concept of human settlements in a continuum which reinforces economic, social and environmental linkages across metropolises, cities and medium-sized towns to villages where most of the continent's population still reside, requiring a multi-sectoral approach which strengthens partnerships at all levels. The Side Event on ‘Implementing the New Urban Agenda in Africa: Strengthening Partnerships for Productive Cities' would provide a platform for participants to understand how countries can tailor solutions to fit Africa’s unique perspective, urban priorities and regional agendas. It would build the capacity of participants by giving a deeper and better understanding of what the New Urban Agenda entails and means for Africa. The Panel discussions will examine and recommend tools needed to strengthen collaboration and interventions in priority areas through national urban policies and frameworks, urban planning and design and, development of financing options for sustainable urbanization.