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African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF)

Day 1 (24 June 2019)
Programme Director: Ms Iman Rappetti and Mr Victor Kgomoeswana
Collective responsibility for sustainable African capital cities

08:00 – 08:45 - Registration  

08:45 – 09:00 - Entertainment 

Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) Choir

09:00 – 09:10

Singing of the African Union Anthem & South African National Anthem - TMPD Choir 

09:10 – 09:15 - Welcoming Remarks

Cllr Sheila Lynn Senkubuge, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Roads and Transport, City of Tshwane

09:15 – 09:30 - Opening Address

His Worship: Cllr Stevens Mokgalapa, Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane 

09:30 – 10:00 - Capital Cities Mayoral Procession

Cllr Sheila Lynn Senkubuge, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Roads and Transport, City of Tshwane
His Worship: Cllr. Stevens MokgalapaExecutive Mayor
His Excellency Ambassador. Bene L. M'PokoDean of the Diplomatic Corps 

10:00 – 10:15 - Message of support

His Excellency Ambassador Bene L. M'Poko, Ambassador of the DRC, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in South Africa

10:15 – 11:00 - Keynote Address:

The Power of Cities on the Continent

Honourable Dr.Nkosazana Clarice DlaminiZuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs (COGTA)

11:00 – 11:30 - Tea/Coffee break

- Dr Maryna Möhr, Environmental & Sustainability Sollutions

- Dr Henk Coetzee, Council for Geoscience

15:25 - 16:30 Cocktails and Networking

11:30 – 11:45 - ACCSF in response to the challenges facing cities


11:45 – 12:30 - Panel:

Together, we are building resilience to climate change and investing in disaster risk reduction 

Present current work underway to build resilience in African cities and how this is strengthen by collaboration with other cities, research institutions, and non-government stakeholders.

Moderator: Mr Hastings Chikoko, C40 Africa Regional Chair
- Honourable MueseeKazapua, Mayor of Windhoek City Council  
- Honourable Emmanuel Miles Sampa,Mayor of Lusaka City Council 
- Dr Christopher Jack, Principal Scientific Officer, Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) 
- Honourable Cllr. KagisoThutlwe, Mayor, City of Gaborone, Botswana 
- Honourable AssaneSeydou, Mayor of Niamey 
- Ms Rebecca Cameron, Professional Officer ICLEI Africa   

12:30 – 13:30 - Lunch(Mayors to record video vignettes)

13:30 – 14:15 - Surabaadaye – shape the future

African youth representatives will share multiple perspectives on urban sustainability, equity, innovation, and economics, curated from youth across the continent.

Moderator: Ms ZamantungwaKhumalo, Supplements & Special Projects Editor, Mail and Guardian
- Ms KhodaniMulaudzi, WWF 
- Cllr KwenaMoloto, Ubunto Box Initiative 
- Ms BoipeloLekwane, AgangBokamoso
- Ms Tshegofatso Matlou, Youth@SAIIA

14:15 – 15:30 Panel: Shaping Equitable, Resource Efficient African Cities

This panel explores the imperative to improve quality of life for urban residents, while needing to invest in appropriate and resource-efficient infrastructures that reduce the global impact of cities

Moderator: Prof M. Swilling, Chairman of the Board, DBSA, Director of Sustainability Programme, Stellenbosch University
- Honourable Herman Mashaba, Executive Mayor, City Johannesburg 
- MrYounessChekroun, Deputy Mayor,Rabat Local Government 
- ProfHeba Khalil, Professor of Sustainable Urbanism, Cairo University
- Prof D Mwamfupe, Lord Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania 
- Prof Nicholas OtienohOguge, Director, Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy, University of Nairobi   

15:30 – 16:00 Tea & Entertainment

16:00 – 16:30 

- Social & Environmental Justice Ms Lebo Mashile, Presenter, Actress And Activist 

16:30 – 17:15 Panel - What Next: African Capital Cities & Sustainability

Moderator: Mr XolileGeorge, South African Local Government Association (SALGA) CEO
- His Worship: Cllr Steven Mokgalapa, Executive Mayor, City of Tshwane 
- Prof Tawana Kupe, Vice Chancellor University of Pretoria 


African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF)

Day 2 (25 June 2019)
Programme Director: Cllr Sheila-Lynn Senkubuge, Member of Mayoral Committee for Roads and Transport

08:30 – 09:00 - Entertainment 

09:00 – 09:15 Opening & Recap of day 1

- His Worship, Cllr. Stevens Mokgalapa,
- Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane 

09:15 –09:45 Key Note Address

- Honourable David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng Province(TBC)

09:45 – 10:45 Finance& Governance for Sustainable Cities – issues & mechanisms 

Moderator: Dr.GeciKaruri-SebinaSouth African Cities Network

- Conrad Kassier, Energy and Climate Portfolio Coordinator | Energy Systems &  Infrastructure United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
- Dr Benni K. Lekubu, Senior Academic, College of Law, UNISA 
- Cllr. Mare-Lise Fourie, Member of Mayoral Committee for Finance, City of Tshwane 
- Ms KhanyiChaba, Head of Responsible Business, Old Mutual Limited 
- Mr Carl BERNADAC, Deputy Regional Director, AgenceFrançaise De Développement (AFD) 
- Mr Stephen Seaka,Managing Executive Head: Public Sector Absa Group

10:45 -11:15 Tea break & Group photo 

Mayoral Roundtable (Closed session)

Programme Director: Cllr Sheila-Lynn Senkubuge, Member of Mayoral Committee for Roads and Transport

11:15 – 11:30 Objectives of the roundtable 

Ms Nachi Majoe, Manager: Urban Systems & Strategic Alliances, ICLEI Africa

11:30 – 12:30 Situation room: What should my City look like?

Interactive session designed for deep engagement between Mayors of Capital Cities Climate; Resilience; Sustainable urban resource management; Biodiversity & Nature-based solutions; Localisation of Agenda 2063 & SDGs; Peer learning/ future of ACCSF& support desk 

Reflections & inputs
Facilitated by ICLEI Africa

12:30 – 12:45 ACCSF Secretariat formalisation & activation 

- Mr. Sello Mphaga, Divisional Head: City Sustainability, City of Tshwane 

12:45 – 13:00 Adoption of ACCSF Statement Programme Director

13:00 – 13:15 Closing Remarks 

- His Worship, Cllr. Stevens Mokgalapa,Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane

13:15 –14:15 Lunch & video vignettes

14:15 – 18:00 Free time