Future Climate for Africa

Dates: 15 - 15 April 2016

Where: Newlands, Cape Town

Venue: Park Inn Radison

Conveners: Future Climate for Africa

You are invited to attend an FCFA online seminar on Understanding Urban Governance: Entry Points for Climate Science

Friday, April 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (SAST)
Online live web cast and in-person at Park Inn Radison, Newlands, Cape Town.

For online attendees: A URL for the webcast will be emailed to you an hour before the event starts.
For in-person attendees: Online registration does not guarantee a seat. Once registered, the FCFA team will be in touch to confirm availability of seating.

Description:
This seminar presents a critical discussion on approaches for understanding the governance structures that shape medium-term development decisions taken in various African contexts and at various scales (e.g. city region, catchment, and national). More specifically, the session aims to stimulate engagement and debate around these approaches to understanding urban governance and decision-making pathways, and finding entry points for climate information to inform development decisions at the city-region scale. The aim is to sharpen the theoretical underpinnings and the practical application of these approaches within the Future Climate for Africa programme.

Chair:
Stef Raubenheimer – SouthSouthNorth 

Speakers:
Dr Hannah Baleta – Pegasys Consulting
Prof Dianne Scott – University of Cape Town, African Centre for Cities
Dr Glibert Siame – University of Zambia
Dr Tasila Banda – Zambia EC-LEDS Programme

Discussant:
Prof Sue Parnell – University of Cape Town, African Centre for Cities

The seminar is structured around a panel discussion that will:

  • Present two approaches to understanding urban governance and decision-making;
  • Apply these to the case study of the Lusaka city-region;
  • Field critical feedback from practitioners working on climate resilience in Lusaka;
  • Close with reflections from the discussant and open Q&A session with in-person and online attendees.To attend online or in-person, please follow this link to register.
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