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RISE Africa Action Festival 2021

May 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

 

PROGRAMME 2021

See the Curator Statement here, or view the RISE Africa 2021 Roadmap.

Explore the full 5-day programme below and register for individual sessions or register below for multiple RISE Africa 2021 sessions at once. With 46 sessions to choose from there is something for every thinker, doer and enabler working toward sustainable urban African solutions!

The titles with both english and french will have two-way interpretation.

Download the quick PDF guide to sessions here.

MONDAY 24 MAY 2021

10:30 – 12:30

Africa is the 21st century changemaker – global outcomes of sustainable urban development | Le continent Africain est un acteur du changement du 21e siècle – résultats mondiaux du développement urbain durable

 

13:00 – 15:00

Let’s play CITOPOLY! The boardgame for overcoming institutional bottlenecks and delivering social value

 

13:00 – 15:00

Resilient Freetown: a virtual city tour

 

13:00 – 15:00

Creating Circular Economy Frameworks for your City Governments | Créer des cadres d’économie circulaire pour les gouvernements de vos villes

 

13:00 – 15:00

Transforming City Underpasses: The case of Cape Town’s Tienie Meyer Underpass

 

15:00 – 17:00

Financing Gender-Sensitive Climate Action in African Cities

 

15:00 – 17:00

Urban Artificial Intelligence (AI): Enabling Just Cities in Africa | Intelligence artificielle urbaine : permettre des villes justes en Afrique

 

15:00 – 17:00

Memories and the City – a virtual tour of a Lagos building

 

15:00 – 17:00

Reimaging urban water and sanitation service delivery: Innovations to shift the Status-Quo

 

17:00 – 19:00

Doing FWEN: Co-designing a food-water-energy nexus training programme

 

17:00 – 19:00

What is Net Zero? Bringing African buildings into the future | Qu’est-ce que Net Zero? Faire entrer les bâtiments africains dans le futur

 
 
 

TUESDAY 25 MAY 2021

 

10:30 – 12:30

Shaping and owning African urban narratives through literature, art and movement building | Façonner et s’approprier les récits urbains africains à travers la littérature, l’art et la construction de mouvements.

 

13:00 – 15:00

Learning from and across African cities: Emancipatory pedagogies for transformative change

 

13:00 – 15:00

Africa’s Great Green Wall: Can cities take it to new heights? | La Grande Muraille Verte d’Afrique: les villes peuvent-elles atteindre de nouveaux sommets?

 

13:00 – 15:00

Designing Playful Cities with and for Children

 

13:00 – 15:00

Mapping Voices: What’s the story behind Food, Water and Energy in your city?

 

15:00 – 17:00

Cultural Aesthetics + Urbanization – how art, music, architecture, food, and language can drive Africa’s inclusive urbanisation

 

15:00 – 17:00

Driving electrified public transport networks in Africa: Opportunities for public-private partnerships

 

15:00 – 17:00

A Circulars Dialogue: Tell us what your city needs to support its Circular Economy interventions | Un dialogue circulaire: dites-nous ce dont votre ville a besoin pour soutenir ses interventions d’économie circulaire

 

15:00 – 17:00

Achieving 100% Renewable Energy: Lessons learnt from the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap Project

 

17:00 – 19:00

Decolonizing urban taboos through celebration

 

17:00 – 19:00

Co-developing climate information for decision making through podcasts: Experience from 9 southern African cities

 

17:00 – 19:00

We are all Africans (WAAA) Podcast: The Power of Storytelling | Podcast We are all Africans (WAAA): Le pouvoir de la narration

 
 
 

WEDNESDAY 26 MAY 2021

 

10:30 – 12:30

Building the future now – How our cities are pushing the boundaries of planning, governance, finance and technology | Construire l’avenir à présent – Comment nos villes repoussent les limites de la planification, de la gouvernance, de la finance et de la technologie

 

13:00 – 15:00

Advancing the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus: Responding to Rapid Urban Population Growth and Displacement | Faire progresser le lien humanitaire-développement-paix: répondre à la croissance rapide de la population urbaine et aux déplacements

 

13:00 – 15:00

Building healthy relationships between civil society and local governments to boost climate action

 

13:00 – 15:00

Forecast based financing for disaster-prone cities

 

13:00 – 15:00

The role of Higher Education in the transition to a Circular Economy

 

13:00 – 15:00

LAUNCH: Masters in Sustainable Urban Practice

 

15:00 – 17:00

Creating Freetown’s Regional Water Fund: Investing in nature-based solutions | Création du Fonds régional de l’eau de Freetown: investir dans des solutions fondées sur la nature

 

15:00 – 17:00

A New Placemaking Agenda for African Cities

 

15:00 – 17:00

Linking Science, Policy and Society in the pursuit of sustainable urban development

 

15:00 – 17:00

A new model for Urban Park Leadership in Africa: The future of Cape Town’s Elizabeth Park

 

17:00 – 19:00

Private Sector Financing Options for Resilient Urban Infrastructure

 

17:00 – 19:00

Participatory mapping of Yaounde and its metropolitan area for better decision making | Cartographie participative de Yaoundé et de sa zone métropolitaine pour une meilleure prise de décision

 
 
 

THURSDAY 27 MAY 2021

 

10:30 – 12:30

Next Urban Champions* – meet the innovators, practitioners and thinkers who are revolutionising African cities! | Les champions urbains du futur* – rencontrez les innovateurs, les professionnels et les penseurs qui révolutionnent les villes africaines !

 

13:00 – 15:00

A photographic dialogue: exploring urban metabolism and informality through the #HiddenFlows exhibition | Un dialogue photographique: explorer le métabolisme urbain et l’informalité à travers l’exposition #HiddenFlows

 

13:00 – 15:00

Building Localised Community Data: The case of Tanzania

 

13:00 – 15:00

Partnering to develop shared public space in Johannesburg

 

13:00 – 15:00

Develop your playground as Ng’ambo citizen: Roleplay as a participatory design approach in Zanzibar

 

15:00 – 17:00

Urban Action Karaoke: A coffee chat about building resilience on a limited budget

 

15:00 – 17:00

A Kraal of Many Waters – A virtual tour of Dangamvura, Zimbabwe

 

15:00 – 17:00

Slum-upgrading through integrated water, sanitation and development solutions: Lessons from Maputo and Nairobi | Amélioration des bidonvilles grâce à des solutions intégrées d’eau, d’assainissement et de développement: leçons tirées de Maputo et de Nairobi

 

15:00 – 17:00

What does Circular Economy look like in practice in Africa? A showcase of ongoing projects and businesses

 

17:00 – 19:00

Public Art as a tool for community upliftment and development | L’art public comme outil d’élévation et de développement communautaire

 

17:00 – 19:00

OFC and Norval Foundation

 
 
 

FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021

 

10:30 – 12:30

Celebrating our urban imaginaries: a joint reflection + commitment to action | Célébrer nos imaginaires urbains: Réflexion commune et engagement à l’action

Details

Start:
May 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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ICLEI Africa