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University of Zambia – Future Resilient African Cities

By on August 30, 2016
University of Zambia

Contact name and title
Mr Jonathan Mwanza


Title of activity
Future Resilient African Cities

Description of activity
The activity involved contribution toward the preparation of Project Proposal, on subject area of infrastructure, water management and food security according to the status quo obtaining in Lusaka at that particular time. The project preparation was coordinated by Cape Town University in collaboration University of Zambia and Lusaka City Council (my work place) as part of other 5 cities in southern Africa. The project has since received funding to undertake a 3 year in depth research on climate change and community what measures are to be taken in terms of planning so as to work toward a resilient city.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 targets relating to activity
11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

Main themes of this activity
Planning and Design
Information and Monitoring
Climate Change
Changes that took place as a result of this activity
The project is at initial stage ….. no changes yet. However, the focus is on institutionalisation of climate change in planning in the city and stakeholder involvement.
How the impact of the activity was measured
Through the key performance measures.
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