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International coalition : African cities on their way towards sustainable planning

28 Jun 2018

Introduction: Presentation of the workshop and of the coalition goals

By Hubert Julien-Laferrière, member of the French Parliament



First part: Inspiring practices and project holders

Conducted by Brigitte Bariol-Mathais, general delegate of the French Network of Urban Planning Agencies


Janet Adu, president of the Ghanaian Federation of the poor urban people, Ghana

Change the everyday life practices

Mohamed Amine El Hajhouj, managing director of Zenata

The example of the Zenata eco-district

Moussa Dembele, director of the EAMAU School of architecture and urban planning in Lomé, Togo

Transnational perspectives and urban planning practices in Western Africa

Mahamoudou Waddidie, managing director of the Bamako urban planning and development agency, Mali

The constituency of a national urban planning agencies network, in cooperation with neighbouring countries and in the MTPA global network



Second part: Co-production of the coalition roadmap in workshops


Workshop #1: Where do we want to go? (Part II of the Talanoa dialogue)

Conducted by Brigitte Bariol-Mathais (general delegate of the FNAU) and Eric Huybrechts (architect and urbanist, at theParis Region Urban and Environmental Agency -IAU Île-de-France)

-What actions wants the coalition to develop? -What tools are required to carry out the chosen projects? What resources must be mobilized? -What are the prospects of the coalition in terms of financing tools?


Workshop #2: How do we get there? (Part III of the Talanoa dialogue)

Conducted by Luc Gnacadja, former minister of Benin and former executive secretary of UNCCD

-What form of governance to anchor the coalition over time, and ensure an effective advocacy of its actions?

-How to ensure the dissemination of information within the coalition and engage stakeholders in the projects developed?

-What multi-year calendar should be adopted, taking into account the national and international events that will serve as progress points?





Presentation of the workhops key findings

Feedback of Zenata on the workshops

Choice of common measuring indicators

Concluding remarks and prospects by Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, CGLU delegate for Africa

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