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Join web cast event, 15 April: Understanding urban governance – entry points for climate science




July 26, 2016


The Future Climate for Africa programme together with the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) research team invite you to a public event: Understanding Urban Governance: Entry Points for Climate Science Friday, April 15, 2016; 1400: – 16:00 (South Africa) 12:00-14:00 (GMT) Park Inn Radison, Newlands, Cape Town In person and livestreamed online   Registration instructions To attend online or in person, please follow this link to register.
  • For online attendees: A URL for the webcast will be emailed to you an hour before the event starts.
  • For in-person attendees: Online registration does not guarantee a seat. Once registered, the FCFA team will be in touch to confirm availability of seating.
Description: This seminar presents a critical discussion on approaches for understanding the governance structures that shape medium-term development decisions taken in various African contexts and at various scales (e.g. city region, catchment, and national). More specifically, the session aims to stimulate engagement and debate around these approaches to understanding urban governance and decision-making pathways, and finding entry points for climate information to inform development decisions at the city-region scale. The aim is to sharpen the theoretical underpinnings and the practical application of these approaches within the Future Climate for Africa programme. Chair: Stef Raubenheimer – SouthSouthNorth Speakers: Dr Hannah Baleta – Pegasys Consulting Prof Dianne Scott – University of Cape Town, African Centre for Cities Dr Glibert Siame – University of Zambia Dr Tasila Banda – Zambia EC-LEDS Programme Discussant: Prof Sue Parnell – University of Cape Town, African Centre for Cities The seminar is structured around a panel discussion that will:
  • Present two approaches to understanding urban governance and decision-making;
  • Apply these to the case study of the Lusaka city-region;
  • Field critical feedback from practitioners working on climate resilience in Lusaka; and
  • Close with reflections from the discussant and open Q&A session with in-person and online attendees.
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