Conference | African Cities and the Development Conundrum – Geneva

Book Launch of International Development Policy’s 10th special issue, Geneva, 4 December.

Full Programme (.pdf)

Welcome and Introduction
UGO PANIZZA, Editor in Chief, International Development Policy
CAROLE AMMANN, Guest Editor, African Cities Thematic Issue

Panel 1 – The Rural vs. Urban Conundrum

What governance arrangements can be made to address the gravitation to urban centres, the development of industry, and the preservation of local cultures and peoples?

Authors

KAREN BÜSCHER, University of Ghent

SEBASTIAN PROTHMANN, Dakar, Senegal

FLORIAN STOLL, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Moderator

FILIPE CALVÃO, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Panel 2 – Governing Urbanisation

Finding the right mix for Africa’s diverse urban landscape to ensure sustainable development in policy and planning is vital. How do we go about it when so many actors are involved and so much is at stake?

Authors

CLAUDIA BAEZ-CAMARGO, Basel Institute on Governance

LUCY KOECHLIN, University of Basel

GEORGE OWUSU, University of Ghana

Moderator

DENNIS RODGERS, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Commentary

NICOLAS KERGUEN, Service de la Solidarité Internationale (SSI), Geneva

Q&A

Moderator

TILL FÖRSTER, Guest Editor, African Cities Thematic Issue

Conclusion

UGO PANIZZA, Editor in Chief, International Development Policy

 


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