Programme

Explore May 2021’s Action Festival

You can find session recordings and short summaries below.

Celebrating Africa Day at RISE Africa 2021 Action Festival

Africa Day celebrates the emancipation of African nations from colonial rule and represents the reclamation of our rights to chart our own development trajectory. Reframing the narratives that have been told about the many cities, peoples and cultures in this continent is vital for ensuring that all people of Africa have the agency to shape this development. That is why on Africa day RISE Africa is focusing on how we build new narratives for shaping inclusive, vibrant and sustainable cities on the continent.

RISE Africa is the Africa Day event for cities.

PROGRAMME 2021

See the Curator Statement here, explore the video provocations, or view the RISE Africa 2021 Roadmap.

Explore the full 5-day programme below and register for individual sessions or register below for multiple RISE Africa 2021 sessions at once. With 46 sessions to choose from there is something for every thinker, doer and enabler working toward sustainable urban African solutions!

The titles with both english and french will have two-way interpretation.

Explorez le programme complet de 5 jours ci-dessous et inscrivez-vous à des sessions individuelles ou inscrivez-vous ci-dessous pour plusieurs sessions RISE Africa 2021 à la fois. Avec 46 sessions au choix, il y en a pour tous les penseurs, acteurs et facilitateurs travaillant vers des solutions urbaines africaines durables!

Les titres en anglais et en français auront une interprétation bidirectionnelle

 

Download the quick PDF guide to sessions here.

SESSION STREAMS

Interested in a particular theme or type of session? See our curated session streams below, and add straight to your calendar:

Circular Economy
Creative Expression & Urban Narratives
Finance
Food, Water & Energy
Governance
Public Space
Science with Society
Tours
Water & Sanitation
Core Sessions
Sessions en Français

MONDAY 24 MAY 2021

10:30 – 12:30

Africa is the 21st century changemaker – global outcomes of sustainable urban development | Le continent Africain est un acteur du changement du 21e siècle – résultats mondiaux du développement urbain durable

13:00 – 15:00

Let’s play CITOPOLY! The boardgame for overcoming institutional bottlenecks and delivering social value

13:00 – 15:00

Circular African Cities 101: A Crash Course and Meet-and-Greet | Villes africaines circulaires: cours accéléré et rencontre

15:00 – 17:00

Financing Gender-Sensitive Climate Action in African Cities | Le financement de l’action climatique urbaine sensible au genre dans les villes africaines

15:00 – 17:00

Urban Artificial Intelligence (AI): Enabling Just Cities in Africa | Intelligence artificielle urbaine : permettre des villes justes en Afrique

15:00 – 17:00

Memories and the City – a virtual tour of a Lagos building

15:00 – 17:00

Reimagining urban water and sanitation service delivery: Innovations to shift the Status-Quo

17:00 – 19:00

Doing FWEN: Co-designing a food-water-energy nexus training programme

17:00 – 19:00

What is Net Zero? Bringing African buildings into the future | Qu’est-ce que Net Zero? Faire entrer les bâtiments africains dans le futur

TUESDAY 25 MAY 2021

10:30 – 12:30

Shaping and owning African urban narratives through literature, art and movement building | Façonner et s’approprier les récits urbains africains à travers la littérature, l’art et la construction de mouvements.

13:00 – 15:00

Learning from and across African cities: Emancipatory pedagogies for transformative change

13:00 – 15:00

Africa’s Great Green Wall: Can cities take it to new heights? | La Grande Muraille Verte d’Afrique: les villes peuvent-elles atteindre de nouveaux sommets?

13:00 – 15:00

Designing Playful Cities with and for Children

13:00 – 15:00

Mapping Voices: What’s the story behind Food, Water and Energy in your city?

15:00 – 17:00

Cultural Aesthetics + Urbanization – how art, music, architecture, food, and language can drive Africa’s inclusive urbanisation

15:00 – 17:00

Driving electrified public transport networks in Africa: Opportunities for public-private partnerships

15:00 – 17:00

A Circulars Dialogue: Tell us what your city needs to support its Circular Economy interventions | Un dialogue circulaire: dites-nous ce dont votre ville a besoin pour soutenir ses interventions d’économie circulaire

15:00 – 17:00

Achieving 100% Renewable Energy: Lessons learnt from the 100% Renewables Cities and Regions Roadmap Project

17:00 – 19:00

Decolonizing urban taboos through celebration

17:00 – 19:00

Co-developing climate information for decision making through podcasts: Experience from 9 southern African cities

17:00 – 19:00

We are all Africans (WAAA) Podcast: The Power of Storytelling | Podcast We are all Africans (WAAA): Le pouvoir de la narration

WEDNESDAY 26 MAY 2021

10:30 – 12:30

Building the future now – How our cities are pushing the boundaries of planning, governance, finance and technology | Construire l’avenir à présent – Comment nos villes repoussent les limites de la planification, de la gouvernance, de la finance et de la technologie

13:00 – 15:00

Advancing the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus: Responding to Rapid Urban Population Growth and Displacement | Faire progresser le lien humanitaire-développement-paix: répondre à la croissance rapide de la population urbaine et aux déplacements

13:00 – 15:00

Building healthy relationships between civil society and local governments to boost climate action

13:00 – 15:00

Forecast based financing for disaster-prone cities

13:00 – 15:00

The role of Higher Education in the transition to a Circular Economy

13:00 – 15:00

LAUNCH: Masters in Sustainable Urban Practice

15:00 – 17:00

Creating Freetown’s Regional Water Fund: Investing in nature-based solutions | Création du Fonds régional de l’eau de Freetown: investir dans des solutions fondées sur la nature

15:00 – 17:00

A New Placemaking Agenda for African Cities

15:00 – 17:00

Linking Science, Policy and Society in the pursuit of sustainable urban development

17:00 – 19:00

Private Sector Financing Options for Resilient Urban Infrastructure

17:00 – 19:00

Participatory mapping of Yaounde and its metropolitan area for better decision making | Cartographie participative de Yaoundé et de sa zone métropolitaine pour une meilleure prise de décision

THURSDAY 27 MAY 2021

10:30 – 12:30

Next Urban Champions* – meet the innovators, practitioners and thinkers who are revolutionising African cities! | Les champions urbains du futur* – rencontrez les innovateurs, les professionnels et les penseurs qui révolutionnent les villes africaines !

13:00 – 15:00

A photographic dialogue: exploring urban metabolism and informality through the #HiddenFlows exhibition | Un dialogue photographique: explorer le métabolisme urbain et l’informalité à travers l’exposition #HiddenFlows

13:00 – 15:00

Building Localised Community Data: The case of Tanzania

13:00 – 15:00

Partnering to develop shared public space in Johannesburg

13:00 – 15:00

Develop your playground as Ng’ambo citizen: Roleplay as a participatory design approach in Zanzibar

15:00 – 17:00

Urban Action Karaoke: A coffee chat about building resilience on a limited budget

15:00 – 17:00

A Kraal of Many Waters – A virtual tour of Dangamvura, Zimbabwe

15:00 – 17:00

Slum-upgrading through integrated water, sanitation and development solutions: Lessons from Maputo and Nairobi | Amélioration des bidonvilles grâce à des solutions intégrées d’eau, d’assainissement et de développement: leçons tirées de Maputo et de Nairobi

15:00 – 17:00

What does Circular Economy look like in practice in Africa? A showcase of ongoing projects and businesses

17:00 – 19:00

Public Art as a tool for community upliftment and development | L’art public comme outil d’élévation et de développement communautaire

FRIDAY 28 MAY 2021

10:30 – 12:30

Celebrating our urban imaginaries: a joint reflection + commitment to action | Célébrer nos imaginaires urbains: Réflexion commune et engagement à l’action

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