Sunday 24 May 2020: Tours and pre-events

Monday 25 May 2020: Day 1 of RISE Africa

Tuesday 26 May 2020: Day 2 of RISE Africa

Wednesday 27 May 2020: Project workshops and associated events


The first RISE Africa event will be held at the Century City Conference Centre, located 11km outside Cape Town CBD in Century City Square. This mixed-use precinct showcases green buildings, public transport, waterways and indigenous vegetation, and has been awarded a 4-star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. With a variety of hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and bars in safe walking distance, the location provides the perfect opportunity for networking between scheduled events, guaranteeing that attendees will leave inspired and re-energised to play their part in a better African future.


The following themes will be covered, with a focus on African cities:

  • Access to basic services
  • Buildings and planning
  • ICT, data and artificial intelligence
  • Circular development
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Resilient societies

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About RISE Africa

RISE Africa aims to inspire and connect diverse stakeholders to accelerate action for more sustainable African cities.

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About ICLEI Africa

ICLEI Africa developed RISE Africa to support its 198 member cities, sub-national and local governments on their sustainability journey.

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