African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum

Reserve your seat for 13th June 2016

African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum

Introduction:

Building on the achievements of the 2015 and 2016 installments of the ACCSF, this seminar focuses on key aspects of sustainable urban development. The emphasis is on finding a balance between economic growth, infrastructure development and the promotion of small business as well as job creation, while lowering emissions and reducing environmental impact.

Session One: Transforming African cities by developing circular economies

  • Where are African cities successfully embracing the circular economy and which resources must still be captured?
  • What is the role of business in developing circular cities?
  • What incentives are there for urban dwellers to embrace the circular economy?

Panel discussion:

How can government, business and citizens achieve consensus on sustainable development pathways?

Session Two: Africa’s biggest sustainability challenge: the water-energy-food nexus

  • Complications in the food system and the risks entailed
  • Complications in the water system and the implications for food and energy
  • Complications in the energy system the implications for food and water

Panel discussion:

Gauteng province cannot function as an economic hub without water. How can transformation targets be made to align with sustainable water management principles?

 Session Three: Implementing sustainability

  • Waste resource management: designing for waste minimization and beneficiation
  • Inclusive urban development: planning to reduce slums and urban sprawl
  • Climate finance: available funding and how to access it

Mayor’s panel discussion:

How best can African cities share insights and best practices to achieve sustainability leadership across the continent?

African Capital Cities – Programme

SESSION ONE

09h00 – 10h30

SESSION TWO

11h00 – 12h30

SESSION THREE

14h00 – 15h30

Select one parallel workshop

EVENING ACTIVITIES

17h30 – 20h30

Eco-Logic Awards

Reserve your seat for 13th June