Collaborations

The Africa Think Tank, a partnership between Cities Alliance and the African Centre for Cities, was formed to reflect the unique complexities of urbanization on the African continent. The partnership features a broad range of members with a global focus.

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Next year, the global action-research-policy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) will appoint a new International Coordinator responsible for the overall strategy, programming and functioning of the WIEGO organization and network.

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Cities Alliance has announced a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to achieve transformative change in the West African country of Liberia. This new commitment will help improve the lives of over 400,000 slum dwellers and street vendors in Greater Monrovia over the next five years.

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AAPS and SDI are currently engaged in community-based studios in four African countries, with funding from Cities Alliance. This blog gives an update on the Kenyan project.

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A special issue of the New Solutions journal has been released focusing on the health and safety of informal workers. The issue was assembled by colleagues from Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO).

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The international advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has announced the launch of a new video, Organizing for Change: Workers in the Informal Economy.

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The international advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has released From Theory to Action: Gender and Waste Recycling: A Toolkit for Teachers, Researchers and Practitioners.

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The Kenya partnership of Slum Dwellers International (Kenya Affiliate) and the Centre of Urban Research and Innovations (CURI) at the University of Nairobi (UoN) launched and commenced field activities for the Kitui learning studio in the first quarter of 2016.

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Read an article by Jane Battersby, Principal Investigator of the Consuming Urban Poverty research project, calling for a re-framing of food insecurity and policy responses in light of the changing realities of food insecurity in Africa.

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The global advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has released the Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Waste Pickers, written by Sonia Maria Dias and Melanie Samson.

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From 25 January to 5 February 2016, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which was created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights.

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has recently published its annual report for the period 2014-2015. 

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The University of Zambia (UNZA) recently launched the Centre for Urban Research and Planning (CURP), an exciting new urban research initiative seeking to promote community-based approaches to research and settlement upgrading.

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The Organizing Committee of the fourth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC), scheduled for 3 to 8 July 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, has extended the deadline for the submission of abstracts.

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Friday, 21 August 2015

The website of the fourth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC), scheduled for 3 to 8 July 2016, is now up and running.

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The African urban knowledge portal UrbanAfrica.Net is seeking contributors for its Urban Voices blog series.

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The global advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is looking to hire two programme directors in early 2016.

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Watch a video on informal workers' access to healthcare produced by the international advocacy organization Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and its partners.

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'Consuming Urban Poverty: Food Systems Planning and Governance in Africa's Secondary Cities' is a multi-partner research project funded by the ESRC and DFID and coordinated by the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.

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The Cities Alliance and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) have launched a major new partnership initiative to support African cities as they transform themselves into resilient, inclusive centres of economic growth.

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