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 fokus

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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Agile or fragile?

Agile or fragile?

03.08.2020

The future is urban. What cities will look like, whether they service the ­privileged few or the…

Call for participants: Municipal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Call for participants: Municipal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

11.06.2020

Connective Cities' series of webinars on the 29th of June, 1st of July and the 7th of July,…

Events

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International exchange of experiences: lessons learned in the Covid-19 crisis

International exchange of experiences: lessons learned in the Covid-19 crisis

25.08.2020 - 31.12.2020

Connective Cities invites German and international urban practitioners to a virtual…

Provision of municipal services during a pandemic

Provision of municipal services during a pandemic

27.10.2020 - 29.10.2020

Connective Cities Sub Saharan Africa: Virtual series on municipal response to…


Insights

Improving efficiency and effectiveness in the provision of water, wastewater management and urban mobility services

07/09/2020 to 14/09/2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed what was known to be normal. In the new normal, Connective Cities has also…

 

Municipal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic III

07/07/2020

More than 30 municipal representatives from around 20 cities in MENA and sub-Sharan Africa  participated in the third…

 

Good practices

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09/01/2019

Climate change affects all cities. Anyone who wants to do something about it must reduce CO2 emissions. This can be…

 

Powering Sustainable Energy in Buffalo City

17/12/2018

Empowering sustainable production and consumption of energy – this is South African Buffalo City Metropolitan…

 

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