Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

  • Online course on Urbanization and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa

    25 May 2020 to 19 Jul 2020 | Online

    At the end of the course, participants will have an enhanced understanding of the role of urbanization in Africa’s transformation, in line with Agenda 2063 and the SDGs.

    Specifically, participants will be able to:

    - Identify the key concepts, trends, and conditions of urbanization in Africa and how they impact the continent;

    - Identify the challenges and opportunities for Africa in terms of utilizing the continent’s rapid urban growth for accelerating economic transformation;

    - Understand the policy measures needed to take advantage of Africa’s rapid urban growth can boost job creation in the manufacturing sector;

    - Discuss the main barriers for African cities to be productive, competitive and job-rich and how to address them through deliberate policies and strategies;

    - Examine how deliberate planning can result in a balanced system of cities and adequate urban form in a manner that enables industrialization;

    - Understand the potential of African cities to boost domestic resource mobilization, if they are well planned and managed;

    - Discuss how African countries can strengthen the urban component of national development planning and visioning to harness urban growth for economic transformation;