Kitui Learning Studio: Download the new report

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

In 2016, a collaborative studio project in Kitui (Kenya) was jointly implemented by university, non-governmental organization, community and municipal partners. The Kitui Learning Studio report captures the lessons emering from that project, and is now available for download.

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Join AAPS at the World Urban Forum

Monday, 5 February 2018

The Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) will be participating in two networking events at the upcoming World Urban Forum, to be held from 7 to 13 February in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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UNZA celebrates its latest planning graduates

Saturday, 23 December 2017

The University of Zambia recently held a graduation ceremony for its Master of Spatial Planning degree, a landmark postgraduate planning programme established in 2013.

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Apply to host the World Planning Schools Congress 2021!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) welcomes proposals from the members of its associations to host and organize the fifth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC) in July 2021.

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Guide to reforming African urban law published

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The African Centre for Cities is pleased to launch a new publication, Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide. The guide has been written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Patrick McAuslan, to provide hands-on guidance to officials, practitioners and researchers working on the urgent task of improving, modernizing and rationalizing urban legislation in the sub-Saharan region.

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Africa Think Tank publishes policy briefs on African urbanisation

Thursday, 20 October 2016

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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WIEGO seeks new International Coordinator

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

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 announces CGI commitment to Liberian cities

Thursday, 22 September 2016

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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Read a blog on the AAPS-SDI learning studio in Kenya

Thursday, 1 September 2016

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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Free access to special issue on health and safety of informal workers

Friday, 5 August 2016

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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Watch a WIEGO video on the benefits of organizing for informal workers

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

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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New WIEGO toolkit on gender and waste

Thursday, 21 April 2016

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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Read a report on the Kitui collaborative learning studio

Friday, 8 April 2016

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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Consuming Urban Poverty: What’s driving sub-Saharan Africa’s malnutrition problem?

Sunday, 6 March 2016

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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WIEGO releases international study on waste pickers

Thursday, 3 March 2016

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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Join the online debate on GLTN's Gender Evaluation Criteria

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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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Read the WIEGO annual report for 2014-2015

Friday, 30 October 2015

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

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Introducing the Centre for Urban Research and Planning at UNZA

Monday, 5 October 2015

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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WPSC 2016: Extension of deadline for submission of abstracts

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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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Website of WPSC 2016 now online

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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