• Monday 17 Oct 2016
  • Urban Development Management in Ghana and Implications for the New Urban Agenda: the Cases of the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme and the National Priority Planned City Extension of Ningo-Prampram

    Side Events
    Venue: R5
    Lead Organization:
    • Ministry Of Local Government And Rural Development Of Ghana (MLGRD).
    Partner Organizations:
    • Agence Française De Développement,
    • Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme,
    • Ningo Prampram District Assembly,
    • UN-Habitat Urban Planning And Design Lab,
    • Urban Management Institute.

    Recognizing the opportunities of urbanization and committing to urbanizing as a tool for development, the Government of Ghana in collaboration with development partners and local authorities is extensively implementing various urban interventions. The event is intended to showcase the planning and implementation experiences of the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme being implemented in four (4) secondary cities (Ho, Kumasi, Tamale and Sekondi-Takoradi) in Ghana and the National Priority Planned City Extension of Ningo-Prampram as regards practicalizing the New Urban Agenda. The focus will be on sharing experiences with Developing Countries. Presentations to be led by Urban Specialists in Financing Infrastructure and Project Management. The event will include plenaries, Q&A Session and opportunities for networking among participants. The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct Feasibility Studies towards scaling up GUMPP to five secondary cities will involve the Minister and Development Partner; Agence Francaise Developpement. The Ningo Prampram District Assembly will also recommit to the planning and implementation of the City Extension Project with the UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design LAB.