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African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum

Day 1 (5 June 2018)

Brought to you every year since 2015 by the City of Tshwane, South Africa’s capital city and pioneer of green urban development, the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum is the premier sustainability event for city leaders on the African continent. Key challenges threatening growth and development in African include rapid urbanisation, energy and water access and stresses, sanitation, the global economic slowdown, rising unemployment and social inequities, trade facilitation, connectivity, land and biodiversity degradation, amongst others, and on top of this the significant and growing impacts of climate change. Capital cities have a unique role in providing leadership for other local authorities within country borders. Partnerships and collaborative efforts have an important role to play in the implementation of sustainability, especially collaboration between the national, local and other levels of government to align and thus more effectively address sustainable development challenges. The increasing rate of urbanization in African cities especially calls for the proactive design and implementation of sustainable urban development solutions. ACCSF is a powerful, growing network for the mayors of capital cities across the continent to achieve the sustainable development goals that are common to all. 

Responsible leadership

The call for responsive and responsible leadership has echoed at all levels around the world, from the World Economic Forum to the ACCSF. Sustainable development is simply impossible without leaders who understand what people want and act to benefit society as a whole.

Financing and bankability

Sustainable development projects always have to be funded – there’s no getting around that. Projects have to be bankable to attract funding, which means project developers and funders have to speak the same language. At the same time, there is more than one type of project banker.

City planning and climate change

What is the purpose of a city? Every administration has an implicit philosophy that speaks in varying proportions to the interests of citizens and private business. Some cities will lay down the red carpet for developers and expect the masses to be content with what trickles down to them. Other cities will have an inclusive approach that gets citizens involved in the planning and development process. To complicate matters further, climate change has disrupted “business as usual” so that leaders have to fundamentally reconsider how to chart the waters of the future.

Water and sanitation

Universal access to safe water and dignified sanitation is widely identified as the most basic precondition for a decent life and fundamental to public health, yet water and sanitation infrastructure remains sorely underdeveloped in many cities throughout Africa. It is up to Africa’s mayors to ensure that their citizens can be assured of this basic right – by revolutionizing the way cities supply water.

Energy

Energy is about a lot more than switching the lights on. Reliable energy supply is also a gender issue: “In rural and peri-urban areas, women and girls are mainly responsible for procuring and using cooking fuels; they are disproportionately affected by the negative effects of limited access to energy.” Of course, large‑scale, capital‑intensive technology projects are also necessary to power the formal sectors of the economy, including cash crops and mechanized production.

Transport and mobility

Transport infrastructure is the backbone of the economy and a key enabler for other infrastructure projects such as energy, communications, water and sanitation. Transport is also linked in important ways to urban health and social well-being. However, bringing transport projects to fruition requires meeting the needs of many stakeholders.

09:00 – 09:10

WELCOME:

Programme Director Lindiwe Mazibuko

09:10 – 09:30

OPENING ADDRESS:

Cllr Solly Tshepiso Msimanga, Executive Mayor, City of Tshwane

09:30 - 09:50

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

South African Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe

09:50 - 10:10

The Tobacco Free Generation 

 Congressman Garcia

10:10 – 10:40

PANEL DISCUSSION: "Responsible Leadership"

Panel Facilitator: Hastings Chikoko

10:40 – 11:00

TEA & MEDIA BRIEFING

11:00 – 11:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: "Finance and Bankability"

Panel facilitator: TBC

11:45 – 12:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: "City planning and climate change"

Panel facilitator: TBC

12:30 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 – 15:15

PANEL DISCUSSION:  “Water, Waste and Sanitation”

Panel facilitator: TBC

15:15 – 16:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: "Sustainable energy"

Panel facilitator: TBC

16:00 - 16:45

PANEL DISCUSSION:
Transport and mobility

Panel facilitator: TBC

16:45 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

17:00 - 18:00

Mayors’ Cocktail Function

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Sustainable Cities Africa Conference

Day 2 (6 June 2018)

CSIR International Conference Centre, Tshwane

Sustainable cities are safe, efficient, clean, people orientated, and in the African context, dynamically responsive to opportunities for rapid but sustainable development. Of primary importance in this regard is for city leadership to get out ahead of the development of the informal city, and to redirect new development so as to take place within the urban master plan. By adopting a strategic urban development plan, city administrators can support and fast track developments that fall in line with the City vision thus helping attract investment in these projects. As such, sustainable cities strategically attract investment and talent which drives economic progress in a virtuous circle of positive outcomes into the future. Becoming a more sustainable city is about appropriate policy frameworks which flow through all service delivery departments into practical approaches and projects that make the city more liveable and more conducive to business, within a context of known and managed risks. Drawing on the insights derived from the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, the City Sustainability Conference presents technical solutions to the challenges faced by cities faced with the task of leading pro-poor, climate-resilient social and economic transformation.

7:00 - 9:00

REGISTRATION

9:00 - 9:10

WELCOMING ADDRESS 

Welcoming address by Executive Mayor Solly Msimang, including rapporteur’s feedback

9:10 - 9:30

KEYNOTE:

“Future Gauteng: Post-apartheid cities and mega human settlements”

David Makhura, Premier, Gauteng Province* 

SESSION ONE: FUNDING THE CITY

Responsible leadership as a catalyst to access project funding

Making cities safe and sustainable means ensuring access to safe and affordable housing, and upgrading slum settlements, as well as investing in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in a way that is both participatory and inclusive. Cities are uniquely positioned to deliver sustainable solutions that can positively impact the lives of the growing global urban population. Yet solutions such as bike-sharing, public transit systems and energy-efficient buildings need strong business and financial models behind them to come to life. What are the ingredients of successful sustainable urban projects? What happens to when traditional revenue services (water, waste, power) dry up? How can city leaders align the goals of often competing interests to position themselves as the fulcrum of change?

Panel Facilitator: Xolile George, CEO, SALGA

9:30 - 9:50

“Financing the future we want”

Kobie Brand, Regional Director of ICLEI-Local Governments for. Sustainability “Financing the future that we want”

9:50 - 10:10

“Co-creating prosperity: how institutional investors can boost sustainable cities” 

Old Mutual (speaker to be decided)

10:10 - 10:30

"Green Fiscal Policies: Mobilizing resources for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement."

Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga, Head, UNEP Office in South Africa

10:30 - 11:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“Responsible leadership as a catalyst to unlocking project funding”
 
Panel Facilitator: Xolile George

11:00 - 11:30

TEA

SESSION TWO: THE CITY OF THE PEOPLE

Transforming slums into places of prosperity 

UN-Habitat estimates at least 200 million people live in informal human settlements in Africa – more than 60% of the urban population. Every year these numbers increase by several million. Poverty, food insecurity, social violence, fire, flooding and disease are but a few of the hazards to which slum-dwellers are vulnerable. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 commits 193 member states to making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable – yet upgrading informal settlements entails much more than simply improving living standards: Sustainable development “must enhance economic and social opportunities as places of transition for social mobility and prosperity and support inclusion as low-cost entry points into urban labour markets” (HSRC).

Panel Facilitator: Xolile George, CEO, SALGA

11:30 - 11:50

“Building productive and liveable cities from the bottom up: Insights from upgrading informal settlements.”

Prof. Ivan Turok, Executive Director in the Economic Performance and Development Unit (EPD), Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), and Dr Justin Visagie, Research Specialist in the EPD, HSRC.

11:50 - 12:10

“And justice for all: Integrating environmental rights with urban development”

Susanna Coleman, PHA Campaign

12:10 - 12:30

“Cultivating climate justice through waste management: a clean air perspective”

Sandra Mazo-Nix, Coordinator – Waste Initiative, Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Secretariat

12:30 - 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:

What are the best means to finance and facilitate informal settlement upgrading to free up space for housing, basic infrastructure and street space, recreation facilities, clinics and schools, informal enterprises and retail?

Prof. Ivan Turok, Sandra Mazo-Nix, Dr Justin Visagie, Stephan de Beer (University of Pretoria and Tshwane Homelessness Forum), Marius Redelinghuys (Senior Executive Support Specialist at City of Tshwane), African Centre For Cities (tbc)

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

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INDUSTRY 4.0 WORKSHOP

Creating sustainable, inclusive competitive advantage

No city can prosper without a thriving commercial sector that creates jobs and fosters the development of opportunities small businesses. At the same time, companies must provide core products and services for the SDGs while performing against, and continuously upgrading, industry-relevant economic, social and governance standards. Balancing these objectives creates the conditions for competitive advantage. Technology offers a myriad solutions to provide the infrastructure required for service delivery. At the same time, scientists and engineers will require supportive incentives to continue to generate crucial technological breakthroughs

Panel Facilitator: A2G

14:00 - 14:10

Welcome



City of Tshwane


14:10 - 14:30

“Fourth Industrial Revolution: Hype or hyper-engine for growth?”

Fuad Siddiqui, Senior Partner, Nokia Bell Labs

14:30 - 14:50

"Leapfrogging industrialisation: Africa's greatest Industry 4.0 opportunities"

Conrad Kassier, Industrial Energy Efficiency Consultant, UNIDO

14:50 - 15:20

 Dialogue with the audience:

What does Industry 4.0 mean to your industry? What are the perceived threats and opportunities?

15:20 - 15:30

BREAK

15:30 - 15:50

“Manufacturing edge: Creating competitive advantage through digitalisation”

Ndivhuho Raphulu, CEO, NCPC-SA) 

15:50 - 16:10

“Smart approaches to manufacturing infrastructure”

Stephan Kotze, Market Director Manufacturing, Aurecon

16:10 - 16:30

"Technology development and entrepreneur support towards Industry 4.0"

Vusi Skosana, Acting Executive and Head: Technology Stations

16:30 - 17:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“Is South Africa ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?”

Renai Moothilal, Executive Director, National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam), Ms Ilse Karg, Chief Director of Future Industries at the dti*, Tim Carmichael, Linde Engineering*, Richard Kearney, Nissan*

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SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT WORKSHOP


In support of its Sustainable Procurement Strategy, the City is developing a Supplier Development Programme as a key determinant of effective change to more sustainable purchasing. One technique is the concept of green pitching where suppliers present concepts and proposals to the City of how goods and services can be greened. The City is partnering with the African Sustainable Development Association to develop a Green Pitch programme that will culminate in a final pitching session towards the end of the year. In the build up to that exercise, various milestone activities will take place and during Sustainability Week a build-up activity will take place in the form of a workshop.

Facilitator: Mr Moroka Kaotsane

MMC Finance: Cllr Mare-Lise Fouri

OPENING AND WELCOME

Sustainable Procurement overview

City of Tshwane 

Panel introduction and discussion 

• City -SCM
• National Treasury
• Private Sector (SME and Big Enterprise)
• Academia • Industry

BREAK

ASDA

Green Pitch overview 

City of Tshwane demand statement

Supply Chain Management

Industry demand statement 

Virtual Green pitching

Green pitch match making process outline 

Conclusion

Supply Chain Management

Facilitator

Closure 

The following questions may be clustered to coordinate the panel discussion:

• To what extent will collaborative partnerships between private and public sector enhance Sustainable procurement  implementation?
• What are key collaborative partnerships needed to drive markets towards innovation and sustainability especially in a      green economy sector?
 • How best can Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) or Total Cost Analysis (TCA) be fully implemented? What Mechanisms could  be utilized to implement these system? Is it practical or possible to do it in the city?
 • What should be done in order demonstrate the best value for money across the life cycle?
 • What is the best approach to incorporate SP into all the stages of the procurement processes?
 • What are the best mechanisms to accelerate SMME development in order to stimulate green and inclusive economic  growth in City of Tshwane?
 • What are the difficulties for the suppliers / SMME to participate in the Sustainable procurement drive?
 • How can retailers / industries meet the challenges faced in green procurement that are advantageous to their  businesses?
• How best can suppliers be incentivized for promoting environmental friendly products and services?
• What is the best business case for pursuing Sustainable Procurement?  

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GREEN CAFE TSHWANE

The Green Café Tshwane, presented in partnership with the City of Tshwane and the Green Building Design Group, is a knowledge exchange platform where people from diverse industries, professions and backgrounds discuss green initiatives and how to best implement them within the built environment. The Green Cafés have been introduced to play a role in unlocking policy implementation by providing a platform for green technology solution providers to showcase practical ideas that can be used to fast track the green agenda in society.

"A Green Café is applying green design thinking to real societal problems in real time...whilst ensuring knowledge sharing“

Converge: We believe that in order for real lasting transformation to take place, it must come from all sectors of industry and society as a whole. Bringing people together and creating an environment for positive, constructive debate is the first step in manifesting this change. 

Connect: Ideas are what change the world and there can never be a shortage of them. So by making connections between ideas and cross-pollinating them new ones can be born. 

Create: We believe in praxis: converting ideas into action. The solutions that are made in the Green Café will be presented to key decision makers for action!  

ACTIVITYSPEAKER
                                                                                               Coverage
Welcome & Introduction to Green Café TshwaneSongo Didiza Executive Director: GreenBDG

Welcome to the Tshwane and Sustainability Journey  
Kedibone Modiselle
Acting Director: Mitigation Programmes, 
City Sustainability Unit, 
Office of the Executive Mayor
                                                                                                Connect
Challenge: How does City of Tshwane create 
an enabling framework to achieve Low and Zero 
Carbon Buildings for all buildings and different 
types of typologies? 
Introduction of green building design panel of expertsFacilitator: Mutsa Kajese (Ubuntu Lab Founder)


Each panelist states their interpretation 
of the challenge and proposed solution 
Panellists: 
Akshar Sewkuran (JSE), 
Lisa Reynolds (Green Building Design Group), 
Dolly Mafa (City of Tshwane), 
Sithole Mbanga (South African Cities Network), 
Martin Smith (Aurecon), 
Llewellyn Van Wyk (CSIR
                                                                                                 Create
Green Design team address the challengeGreen Design Panel
Client FeedbackKedibone Modiselle
Thank you and Close 
Ms Songo Didiza
The Green Wall
Participant encouraged to write/draw their comments on single paper
which will be compiled in the Call for Action to industry participants
followed by light snacks and networking

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ENERGY SEMINAR: Lighting the way to Sustainable Energy in Africa 

SESSION 1: Understanding the emerging energy landscape

14:00 - 14:15

WELCOMING:

(City of Tshwane)

14:15 - 14:35

PRESENTATION:

“Energy Economics: Who wins and loses from SA’s changing energy mix?” 

Prof. Roula Inglesi-Lotz, University of Pretoria and President of South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE)

14:35 - 14:55

PRESENTATION:

"Are long-term petroleum assets worth the investment?"

Muzi Mkhize, Full-Time Regulator Member for Petroleum Pipeline Regulation, NERSA

14:55 - 15:15

PRESENTATION:

"Building South Africa's new energy future:
One that is inclusive, affordable, sustainable and an agent for positive change for all South Africans"

Wendy Green, CEO, Fusion Energy

15:15 - 15:30

TEA

SESSION 2: Urban Energy

15:30 - 15:50

PRESENTATION:

“Monitoring, Reporting and Verification: Reporting from the Covenant of Mayors Sub-Saharan Africa and Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy”

Belinda Mills, ICLEI

15:50 - 16:10

PRESENTATION: 


"Fulfilling Africa’s energy needs with solar-hydro hybrid schemes

Louiza van Vuuren, GIBB

16:10 - 16:30

PRESENTATION:
“tbc”

The Innovation Hub

SESSION 3: Competition and incentive

16:30 - 17:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“Protectionism or liberalization – which is the best choice for renewables sector in the long run? How to strike a balance between fair competition on the one hand, and incentives for companies to focus on development on the other hand, while gaining good returns on their investments?”

All speakers

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MINING SEMINAR: Advancing Sustainable and Responsible Mining in Africa

SESSION 1: Mending social contract between the mining industry and the people

14:00 - 14:15

WELCOMING 

(City of Tshwane)

14:15 - 14:35

PRESENTATION:
“Why the social contract between mining and society is broken and how to fix it” 

John Capel, Executive Director, Bench Marks Foundation

14:35 - 14:55

PRESENTATION:

“Coming in from the margins: towards regulating the zama-zamas” 

David van Wyk, Mining Analyst

14:55 - 15:15

PRESENTATION: 

"Mining at the service of the community”

Fikile Mashinini, Managing Director, Ncamiso Mining

15:15 - 15:30

PRESENTATION: 

TEA


SESSION 2: Sustainable solutions from the mining industry

15:30 - 15:50

PRESENTATION:

“Investing in the geosciences to secure the future that we seek”

Council for Geosciences 

15:50 - 16:10

PRESENTATION:

"Mining at the crossroads: Sectoral diversification to safeguard sustainable mining?”

Dr Willem de Lange, CSIR

16:10 - 16:30

PRESENTATION:

"Challenges associated with mine waste and this waste stream entering the circular economy”

SESSION 3: Mining in context

16:30 - 17:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“What is the role of mining in a sustainable, inclusive economy?”

All Speakers

SUSTAINABILITY SEMINAR SERIES

Day 3 (7 June 2018)

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WATER SEMINAR: Converting scarcity into opportunity 

SESSION 1: Paradigm shift: Planning for long-term water resilience

09:00 - 09:15

WELCOMING 

(City of Tshwane)

09:15 - 09:35

PRESENTATION:

“Hydropocalypse 101: the nature of the catastrophe and what action can and must be taken now”

Dr Anthony Turton

09:35 - 09:55

PRESENTATION:

“Building the case for private-sector intervention in water supply”

Raldo Kruger, Water Sector Desk Analyst, GreenCape

09:55 - 10:15

PRESENTATION:

“Natural selection: boosting resilience and reducing risk with green infrastructure”

Water Research Council 

10:15 - 10:35

PRESENTATION:

“Building water governance capacity”

Anton Earle, Stockholm International Water Institute

10:35 - 11:00

TEA

SESSION 2: The role of private companies and citizens in promoting water resilience 

11:00 - 11:20

PRESENTATION:

“The new water landscape: a market viewpoint”

Benoît Le Roy, CEO of Water Shortage South Africa

11:20 - 11:40

PRESENTATION:
“Corporate water stewardship”

David Grant, Head of Sustainable Development: Africa Zone, AB InBev

11:40 - 12:00

PRESENTATION:

“Construction time: Trends in African water infrastructure” 

George de Sousa, Inyatsi

12:30 - 12:50

DIALOGUE WITH THE AUDIENCE:

What is your city currently doing to convert water scarcity into opportunity? What are your opinions on what a water-resilient city should look like?

Garth Barnes

SESSION 3: Advice for leaders 

12:30 - 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“How will the water market have to be regulated in order to promote water stewardship and ensure sustainable usage in the long term?”

All speakers

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VISION ZERO WASTE SEMINAR: Converting waste into opportunity 

SESSION 1: Advancing the waste economy

09:00 - 09:15

WELCOMING 

(City of Tshwane)

09:15 - 09:35

PRESENTATION:
“Towards a Zero Waste world: Industry 4.0 and the circular economy”

Finnish embassy (tbc)

09:35 - 09:55

PRESENTATION:

“Challenges and opportunities in waste management”

Susan Oelofse, CSIR

09:55 - 10:15

PRESENTATION:
“How the Internet of Things will change the future of waste management in Africa”

 Nick Mannie, Aurecon

10:15 - 10:35

PRESENTATION:

“Industrial symbiosis: converting waste streams into revenue flows”

Henry Nuwarinda, Project Manager, National Cleaner Production Centre SA

10:35 - 11:00

TEA

SESSION 2: Waste and the City

11: 00 - 11.20

PRESENTATION:
TBC


Sandra Mazo-Nix, Climate and Clean Air Coalition

11:20 - 11:40

PRESENTATION:

“Driving behaviour change to seize waste diversion and recycling opportunities at local government level” 

Matshepo Molala, Sustainability Engagement Professional

11:40 - 12:00

PRESENTATION:

“Mapping waste value chains to identify opportunities to divert waste from landfill sites”

Dr. Jaisheila Rajput, CEO, TOMA-Now | Tomorrow Matters No

12:30 - 13:00

DIALOGUE WITH THE AUDIENCE:

"What is your city currently doing to convert waste into opportunity? What are your opinions on what a zero-waste city should look like? ”

TBC

SESSION 3: Smart and Sustainable Future Mobility for Africa

12:30 - 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Is Africa ready to leap-frog into the circular economy?

All Speakers

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AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY SEMINAR: Towards a more productive and resilient agriculture sector

SESSION 1: Mending social contract between the mining industry and the people

09:00 - 09:15

WELCOMING 

(City of Tshwane)

09:15 - 09:35

PRESENTATION:

“Defending against drought: how can crops still thrive in a warmer world?”

Stephanie Midgley, Researcher and Project Manager in Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, University of Cape Town

09:35 - 09:55

PRESENTATION:

“Accelerating local and regional government action on sustainable and resilient city-region food systems: Reflections from City Food Network”

Nachi Majoe, ICLEI

09:55 - 10:15

PRESENTATION:

“The smart green revolution: how Agritech is making agriculture more productive and climate resilient”

Timothy Willis, CFO, Aerobotics

10:15 - 10:35

PRESENTATION:

“Foundation of health: the role of healthy soil in climate resilient agriculture”

Garry Paterson, Agricultural Research Council

10:35 - 11:00

TEA

SESSION 2: 

11: 00 - 11.20

PRESENTATION:

“Getting to the roots of food security: the proactive implementation of rural Fresh Assembly Points” TBC


Kenneth Carden, Independent Consultant, Southern Africa Food Lab Programme Manager

11:20 - 11:40

PRESENTATION:

“Hope for the Eastern Cape: how a pro-society approach brought agriculture back to life” 

Wandisile Makwabe, Head, Masisizane Fund Agribusiness and Flagship Initiative

11:40 - 12:00

PRESENTATION:

“From the field to the plate: practical insights into integrating emerging farmers in the value chain”

Mandla Nkomo, Managing Director, Solidaridad Southern Africa

12:30 - 13:00

DIALOGUE WITH THE AUDIENCE:

What is your region currently doing to promote agriculture and food security? What are your opinions on what a food-secure city should look like? 

TBC

SESSION 3: Smart and Sustainable Future Mobility for Africa

12:30 - 13:00

PANEL DISCUSSION:
“What investments are key to improving the agriculture industry”

All Speakers

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TRANSPORT SEMINAR: Paving the Road to Sustainable Urban Mobility in Africa

SESSION 1: Key Strategies for transforming urban mobility

The Green Transport Strategy of South Africa aims to minimize the adverse impact of transport on the environment while addressing current and future transport demands based on sustainable development principles. The strategy promises to promote green mobility to ensure that the transport sector supports the achievement of green economic growth targets and protecting the environment. In light of the above statement, the implementation of such a strategy will be critical and all government spheres should seek to integrate urban mobility into public policy dialogue to strengthen the institutional framework for sustainable urban mobility in sustainable and resilient cities.  

09:00 - 09:20

WELCOMING 

MMC Roads and Transport: Cllr Sheila-Lynn Senkubuge

09:20 - 09:50

PRESENTATION:

“Green Transport Strategy for South Africa”

Bopang Khutsoane (DoT)

09:50 - 10:50

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“What has South Africa done so far in achieving sustainable mobility that is inclusive? What are the policy and regulatory challenges on national and local level slowing down sustainable transport development in South Africa? ”

Panelist: Bopang Khutsoane (DoT), Laverne Dimitrov (DBSA), Angela Andrews (GDRT), Sello Mphaga (CoT), Daisy Dwango (CoJ), Dorothy Mabuza (DoE)

Presenter: Ashanti Mogosetsi (UNIDO)

10:50 - 11:20

TEA

SESSION 2: Showcasing Sustainability in South African Transport

Among the guiding principles of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the importance of strengthening mobility and sustainable urban transport. UNIDO’s Low-Carbon Transport Project in South Africa is a GEF funded initiative co-implemented by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). The Project aims to support policy enhancement in the transport sector and demonstrate sustainable mobility in South African cities. This session aims to showcase sustainability in the South African transport sector with a facilitated engagement with the audience to get a better understanding of the needs of African cities in developing sustainable and inclusive urban mobility.

11:20 - 11:40

PRESENTATION:

Showcasing Low-Carbon Transport in South Africa


Maletlabo Handel (UNIDO)

11:40 - 12:00

PRESENTATION:

“Demand Driven and Sustainable Public Transportation” 

Louise Naude (WWF)

11:40 - 12:00

DIALOGUE WITH THE AUDIENCE:

What is your city currently doing to combat the effects of climate change, urbanisation and urban population growth? What are your opinions on what a smart city should look like? Is Africa ready to leap-frog into sustainable, energy efficient and clean mobility? 

Conrad Kassier (UNIDO)

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

SESSION 3: Smart and Sustainable Future Mobility for Africa

The new mobility paradigm should be shared, electric and connected. This session looks into future African Smart Cities. What radical changes are required to design sustainable alternatives to the current developments for growing cities that are unstainable in terms of congestion, energy consumption, air pollution and global warming? We explore alternatives in the way we design urban environments and the way we move people in the city. 

14:00 - 14:20

PRESENTATION:

"The Vision of a Future African Smart City"

Carel Snyman  

14:20 - 14:40

PRESENTATION:

“Mobility as a Transport Service”

Justin Coetzee (GoMetro

14:40 - 15:00

PRESENTATION: 
“Looking at the Benefits of Electrifying Mobility”

Hiten Parmar (uYilo)

15:00 - 15:20

PRESENTATION:

“How can strategic transportation policies help create connected and sustainable mobility?”

Winstone Jordaan (GridCars)

15:20 - 15:30

Closing remarks and Vote of Thanks

City of Tshwane

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YOUTH AND GREEN ECONOMY DIALOGUE & HACKATHON SESSION

08:00 – 00:00

Day 1 - 05 June 2018

Innovation Youth Innovation Challenge (hackathon)
Idea development & engagement with technical experts

CSOP: Innovation & Knowledge Management

08:00 – 17:00

Day 2 - 06 June 2018

Innovation Youth Innovation Challenge (hackathon)
Idea development & engagement with technical experts

CSOP: Innovation & Knowledge Management

YOUTH GREEN ECONOMY DIALOGUE

09:00

Day 3 - 07 June 2018
(PART 1)

Opening remarks 

Programme Directors : Mrs Amelia Phefo , Mr Sipho Nxasane

09:05 – 09:25

Theme:
TBC

CoT: MMC

09:30 - 09:45

Theme: TBC

Thabang Mabapa, Brand SA

09:45 - 09:50

Q&A:

 Youth interaction with Speaker

09:50 - 10:00

TEA 

10:00 - 10:15

Theme: TBC

Nokia

10:15 – 10:20

Q&A:

Youth interaction with speaker  

10:20 - 10:35

Theme: TBC

Stuart van der Veen, Disruption Lead, Corporate and Investment Banking

10:35 - 10:40

Q&A

Youth interaction with Speaker

10:40 - 10:55

Theme: TBC

Speaker TBC

10:55-11:00

Q&A:

Youth interaction with speaker

11:00 - 12:00

Thought Leaders panel discussion

12:00 - 12:30

LUNCH

12:30

Day 3 - 07 June 2018
(PART 2)

Presentation by 2017 Hackathon Winners

CSOP:
Innovation & Knowledge Management & TIH

Innovators Pitch explosion 

FabLab Pitch explosion

CSOP:
Innovation & Knowledge Management & TIH

13:50 - 14:15

CERTIFICATION AND AWARD CEREMONY:
Hackathon & FabLab

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GREEN BUILDING AND INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE

09:00 – 09:10

WELCOMING & INTRODUCTION

City Manager

09:10 – 09:30

PRESENTATION:

“Blade Runner 2049: Setting the Scene”

Llewellyn van Wyk

09:30 – 10:10

KEYNOTE:

The Green Book: Settlement design guidelines for climate change adaptation in South Africa

Willemien van Niekerk: Keynote speaker

10:10 – 10:30

KEYNOTE:

The Red Book: Creating sustainable human settlements: A neighbourhood planning and design guide

Tinus Kruger

10:30 – 11:00

TEA

11:00 – 11:30

Cracking the Code: Passive Building Design in South Africa

Dr. Dirk Conradie

11:30 – 11:50

Energy efficiency

Concor 

11:50 – 12:10

Water Efficiency

Prof. Piet Vosloo

12:10 – 12:30

Sustainable Material Resource Use

Naalamkai Ampofo-Anti

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 14:00

Green Energy Infrastructure

CSIR Energy Centre

14:00 – 14:20

Green & Blue Infrastructure

CSIR Water Centre

14:20 – 14:40

Green Waste Infrastructure


Dr. Linda Godfrey

14:40 – 15:00

The benefits for the construction industry of going green

Tommy Strydom, CEO, Inyatsi

15:00 – 15:30

TEA

15:30 – 15:50

Healthy Open Spaces

Graham Young

15:50 – 16:10

Smart places

16:10 - 16:30

Smart Roads

Dr Chris Rust 

16:30 – 16:45

Summary & Closure

Llewellyn van Wyk