Webinar

How to build resilient African Cities in response to climate change?

November 24
2022
Online
10AM | 12PM
GMT + 1
Session I:

Digital Technologies for Urban Resilience in Africa

3PM | 5PM
GMT + 1
Session II:

Environmental impact of cities

Overview

Our planet will host 80% of the global population living in densely packed cities. According to the OECD, African cities are expected to house an additional 950 million people by 2050. With cities housing more than half of the world's population, urban areas will play a critical role to fight against climate change. This need is reinforced by the release of the third part of the sixth: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC report, which places Africa among the regions with the fastest urban growth and calls for a profound transformation of cities to deal with climate change and its consequences.

With many African cities already struggling to meet basic human needs, development and climate challenges are increasingly becoming urban issues. The ability to shift from business as usual to a more transformative approach is critical to the development of sustainable cities. However, researchers and policy makers need to be more concerned about the future of African cities by helping municipal governments, private and public investors, and donors make informed decisions about urban planning and policy.

Join us for a live discussion with global experts on the most recent research and thinking on resilient cities. Our webinar will broaden the discussion on priority topics that contribute to the successful development of African cities and make cities more sustainable and resilient.

On the agenda

Digital Technologies for Urban Resilience in Africa
Language:
English session

Opening Statement

Speaker: Dr. Jérôme CHENAL

10.05 - 10.25 PM

Cities for forest: the relation between cities and forests

Speaker: Johan Mottelson

Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design, Conservation
10.25 - 11.45 AM

Realizing Walkable and Bikeable Cities in Africa

Speaker: Peninah Ndegwa

Program Coordinator for Share the Road Program at UNEP
11.45 - 12.05 AM

A resilient and susbtainable urban master plan in Saint Louis, Senegal

Speaker: Ludovic Jonard

Architect Urbanist
12.05 - 12.25 PM

SDG11 and resilient cities/ climate challenges in Africa with a focus on innovative and smart solutions

Speaker: Fruzsina Straus

Africa Regional Focal Point for Urban Resilience, Climate Action and DRR and country programme manager Malawi, Rwanda, Indian Ocean at UN-Habitat
QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION

Moderator: Ludovic Jonard

Environmental impact of cities
Language:
English session
3.05 - 3.25 AM

Initiative of the Youth of Climate in Morocco

Speaker: Fatna Ikrame El Fanne

Environmental Engineer & Climate activist
3.25 - 3.45 PM

Nature will be an integral part of cities in the future

Speaker: Gilbert Siame

Associate Professor of international urban development and planning, Norway
3.45 - 4.05 PM

Agriculture in African cities: drivers, effects and adaptations

Speaker: Epule Terence

Assistant Professor and Chair of Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Strategies in (IWRI)/UM6P and Director of (ACCA) Lab
4.05 - 4.25 PM

Challenges for urban Water security under climate change

Speaker: Mike Muller

Visiting Adjunct Professor in the University of the Witwatersrand Graduate School of Governance
QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION

Closing statement

Speaker: Dr. Jérôme CHENAL

Moderator: Rémi Jaligot

Speakers

Fatna Ikrame El Fanne

Environmental Engineer & Climate activist

Peninah Ndegwa

Program Coordinator for Share the Road Program at UNEP

Dr. Epule Terence

Assistant Professor and Chair of Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Strategies in (IWRI)/UM6P and Director of (ACCA) Lab

Ludovic Jonard

Architect Urbanist

Fruzsina Straus

Africa Regional Focal Point for Urban Resilience, Climate Action and DRR and country programme manager Malawi, Rwanda, Indian Ocean at UN-Habitat

Johan Mottelson

Assistant Professor, Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design, Conservation

Mike Muller

Visiting Adjunct Professor in the University of the Witwatersrand Graduate School of Governance

Gilbert Siame

Associate Professor of international urban development and planning, Norway