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The Academy for African Urban Diversity is a joint project of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand, the African Center for Cities at the University of Cape Town, and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

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In September 2017, Arctic Infrastructure (AI) and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria will host the 'Lagos Development Envision Lab', a residence training programme bringing together selected talented youth from informal settlements with young built environment professionals to share knowledge on alternative development strategies for the city of Lagos.

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has launched its Economic Report on Africa 2017, entitled Urbanization and Industrialization for Africa's Transformation.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) has called for submissions to its international conference, to be held from 1 to 2 February 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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The international conference 'The Right to the City in the South: Everyday urban experience and rationalities of government' will be held at CESSMA in Paris, from 15 to 17 November 2017. 

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With the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016, it is imperative to ensure that science can effectively contribute to the implementation of this Agenda.

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This week is your final chance to submit an abstract for the 14th International Conference on Urban Health, scheduled for 26 to 29 September 2017 in Coimbra, Portugal.

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The African Union Leadership Academy (AULA), in partnership with the Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice team of the World Bank, has invited African participants to enroll for an online learning programme on the topic of urban crime and violence prevention.

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With the patronage of the Government of The Republic Cameroon, and in collaboration with the UN-Habitat and the University of Ottawa, the second International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCCASU II): 'Smart Urban Development: Local to Global Actions', will be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 12 to 14 December 2017.

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The Nordic Africa Institute has called for applications for its 2018 Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme for scholars based in Africa.

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Download the latest Uraía publication, entitled: The impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget: Increase revenue and reduce expenses for better public services.

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Six fully-funded PhD scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to South African and other sub-Saharan African candidates for study at University of the Witwatersrand starting July 2017, in collaboration with Technical University Berlin.

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The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) invites application for a PhD studentship entitled Measuring resource use in informal settlements in developing countries.

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Delft Technical University (TU Delft, The Netherlands) is offering a free online course entitled Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges.

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The Queensland University of Technology (QUT, Australia), in association with the University of the Free State (South Africa), has called for qualified candidates to apply for a paid, targeted PhD scholarship.

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Apply now for the MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD): an educational programme hosted at the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo. Applications close on 15 February 2017.

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African scientists can apply by 15 March to participate in a Collaborative Research Action from the Belmont Forum called the Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI): Food-Water-Energy Nexus.

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The University of Cape Town (South Africa) is offering a short educational course on corruption and urban planning in the sub-Saharan African context, to run in February 2017.

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The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (based at University College London) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research associate to work on project addressing sustainable energy access in Mozambique, funded by the British Academy.

 

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships focusing on sustainable infrastructure and adaptive governance.

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