(English) Meshworking inspires Future Cities Africa

Meshworking inspires Future Cities Africa

“Africa is rising, innovating and urbanizing – challenging our cities.
Africa leapfrogged the world with mobile money. That’s just the beginning.
Africans are moving to cities and creating new lives, businesses and growth. Cities will double in size in a decade. And now our choice: better lives in resilient communities or struggling in slums.”
How will a better Africa happen? Through scaling up what works from one African city to the next. Future Cities Africa is fostering this learning and sharing because this is what will find the solutions and models for sustainable & resilient cities. Future Cities Africa is building a digital knowledge platform connecting cities across the Continent and this video is our story…

For more about Future Cities Africa, see http://www.citiesalliance.org/FCA-launch

Thanks to Cities of Joburg and to Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for a decade of learning, to DBSA for early research leading up to the KM Africa Conference in Nairobi and thanks to cities across Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Mozambique who are pioneering the FCA learning process and platform.

Thanks to Youth Entrepreneurship for Sustainability leaders from 32 countries who helped to pioneer these processes. Thanks to the EU MIDIR (Multidimensional Risk Governance for Resilience) project which provided research and evidence for this approach and to The Hague Center for Global Governance, Innovation & Emergence for their work since COP15 to present in developing “meshworks” which are large-scale multistakeholder engagement and learning systems.