Network in Sub-Saharan Africa

Our network

Connective Cities seeks to establish a network of urban practitioners to foster exchange and learning from practical experiences. The membership will comprise individuals and institutions from the local governments, local government associations, policy makers, private sector, non-state actors and the academia. Connective Cities will:

  1. Provide overall coordination of the network activities
  2. Provide the portal for the dissemination of practice-relevant experience
  3. Identify relevant actors from the region and integrate them in the network
  4. Plan and implement the learning processes as per the themes

Through the network, members will:

  1. Have access to regional and international know-how and to innovations as well as practical experiences on urban transformation processes
  2. Have a channel through which they can seek professional advice on local challenges

Our focus

Connective Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Good urban governance, integrated urban development, local economic development and municipal services  are the focal thematic areas for Connective Cities and the framework within which the network members will engage.  The learning processes organized by Connective Cities are informed by themes selected for the region based on need and further refined in consultation with stakeholders. The themes for Sub Saharan Africa for this project phase (2019 -2022) are:

  1. Urban basic services and sector governance
  2. Land management and land use planning

Our activities

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Interested? Would you also like to contribute your expertise? For further information, please contact Sophia Kamau, Connective Cities regional network coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa: sophia.kamau(at)giz.de

News

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Climate proof urban development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Climate proof urban development in Sub-Saharan Africa

01.09.2021

Review of the virtual meeting of the working group on climate change/climate-proof urban development…

Together for sustainable urban development in Sub-Saharan Africa!

Together for sustainable urban development in Sub-Saharan Africa!

26.07.2021

Sub-Saharan Africa regional network launch event on July 14th, 2021

Connective Cities' network in Sub-Saharan Africa - our achievements in the 3rd phase

Connective Cities' network in Sub-Saharan Africa - our achievements in the 3rd phase

13.07.2021

Video on the activities of the Connective Cities Network in Sub-Saharan Africa from July 2020 until…

Events

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ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022

ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022

11.05.2022 - 13.05.2022

Join us on our road to The Malmö Summit!


Insights

Sustainable, Informed and Participatory Land Management and Land Use Planning in Rapidly Growing Cities

11/05/2021 to 14/05/2021
virtual event

On the 11th, 12th & 14th of May 2021, Connective Cities held a dialogue event to address the topics of integrating…

 

Urban Gardening

20/04/2021 to 22/04/2021
Berlin, Germany

The concept of Urban Gardening, which emerged in the seventies in New York, Manhattan, describes a communal garden use…

 

Good practices

Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water Project for Ghana

06/09/2021

Ghana’s Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources came up with a Rural Sanitation Model and Strategies (RSMS) to…

 

Tackling drug addiction and drug use through an innovative partnership

06/09/2021

Drug addiction or drug use disorder is a major issue facing our cities and in fact, all parts of societies. During South…

 

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