African Cities and the Development Conundrum
International Development Policy
Maison de la paix, Geneva
This event marks the launch of International Development Policy (DevPol) journal’s latest issue: African Cities and the Development Conundrum.
Africa is urbanising faster than any other region on the planet, challenging its long-held rural image. The diversity and complexity of African cities contest conventional understandings of the urban as well as standard development policy responses. What governance and policy measures are needed to ensure a sustainable future for African cities for all stakeholders?
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9:00 Welcome and Introduction
Ugo Panizza, Editor in Chief, International Development Policy
Carole Ammann, Guest Editor, African Cities Thematic Issue
Till Förster, Guest Editor, African Cities Thematic Issue
What governance arrangements can be made to address the gravitation to urban centres, the development of industry, and the preservation of local cultures and peoples?
Moderator: Filipe Calvão, Graduate Institute
Karen Büscher, University of Ghent
Sebastian Prothmann, Nuremberg, Germany,
Florian Stoll, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Moderator: Dennis Rodgers, Graduate Institute
Claudia Baez-Camargo, Basel Institute on Governance
Lucy Koechlin, University of Basel
George Owusu, University of Ghana