Web Talk on International Cooperation

Web Talk on International Cooperation: The future lies in cities!

In the next 30 years, Africa's urban population will double and presumably grow to 1.5 billion people. Furthermore, the Covid-19-pandemic amplifies the urgency of a long-term, socially and ecologically balanced urban development and participation of all citizens.

Together we would like to focus on the challenges, and on solutions and visions of African urbanisation: What are current most pressing urban development issues in African countries and regions? Which framework does sustainable urbanisation need at the national and international level in order to act locally? What are successful approaches for the planning and provision of urban services and the financing of infrastructure? What potential does sustainable urban development offer for strengthening local resilience to climate change? How can the experiences from dealing with the Covid-19-pandemic be used and strengthened in the future for services of general interest and social cohesion in cities?


  • Christoph Matschie, Member of the German Bundestag and the Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Dr. Rene Peter Hohmann,  Acting Head of Programmes, Cities Alliance
  • Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Stefan Atchia, Manager Urban Development Division, African Development Bank Group (Guest contribution)

The event will be livestreamed on 16/06/2021 from 16:00 to 17:30 (CEST).

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Please note that the event languages are German and English with simultaneous translation in each language.


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