1st Africa Urban Forum

Theme: “Sustainable Urbanization for Africa’s Transformation – Agenda 2063”
The forum has been conceptualized upon the rising consciousness of the rapid urbanization in Africa, its opportunities, & challenges, and the need to create a continental scale forum to support an inclusive and holistic approach to unlocking the potential of urbanization in the continent.


  • Raise the profile of urbanization as an imperative for sustainable and resilient development in Africa.
  • Support inclusive and participatory human settlement development in Africa’s structural transformation and attainment of Agenda 2063.
  • Facilitate dialogues and buy in for sustainable urbanization among Africa’s heads of state and Governments.
  • Identify, discuss, and prioritize emerging and critical issues in inclusive and sustainable urban development from the perspective of different stakeholders.
  • Exchange ideas, best practices and innovative approaches related to sustainable urbanization.
  • Foster collaboration of different stakeholders at various levels to develop strategies, improve programme & project implementation outcomes, share resources, and build capacities.

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