Training a new generation of professionals to build the African cities of the future
We believe that the challenge of building sustainable african cities able to offer to the population quality access to essential services will not be achieved without an adequate training of those in charge of the transformation. This is why we have created the largest online learning platform on sustainable urban development in Africa.
The ACL Platform
The MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are online course, free of charge. Our MOOCs focus on all aspects of urban space planning and are divided into eight themes. They are taught by experts from Africa.
Online training courses
These are in-depth courses, designed for professionals involved in the construction of african cities of today and tomorrow who want to improve their professional practice and expertise.
Hybrid training courses
We offer deep-dive trainings to key decision makers. The courses are made of an eLearning component to gain foundation knowledge, as well as classroom training and field visits to deepen and contextualise knowledge.
The International Conference of African Cities (CIVA)
Challenging the current vision of African cities, digital cities are presented as a rational response to future demographic projections. African Cities Lab creates the "International Conference on African Cities (CIVA) - Digital Cities" , a major event that aims to increase the scope and develop synergies between research and entrepreneurship on the African continent. It is all about accelerating digitization of cities and promoting scientific excellence in Africa. The first edition of the Conference will take place in 2023 in Cotonou, Benin.Learn more