African Cities: Finding solutions to the Development "Conundrum"

African Cities: Finding solutions to the Development "Conundrum"

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 9:00 - 11:30
Auditorium B | Maison de la Paix, Geneva
This event marks the launch of International Development Policy (DevPol) journal’s latest issue:  African Cities and the Development Conundrum.
Africa is urbanising faster than any other region on the planet, challenging its long-held rural image. The diversity and complexity of African cities contest conventional understandings of the urban as well as standard development policy responses. What governance and policy measures are needed to ensure a sustainable future for African cities for all stakeholders?

Welcome and Introduction
Ugo Panizza, Editor in Chief, International Development Policy
Carole Ammann, Guest Editor, African Cities Thematic Issue
Till Förster, Guest Editor, African Cities Thematic Issue

Panel 1: The Rural vs. Urban Conundrum
Filipe Calvão, Graduate Institute

Karen Büscher, University of Ghent
Sebastian Prothmann, Nuremberg, Germany
Florian Stoll, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Panel 2: Governing Urbanisation
Dennis Rodgers, Graduate Institute

Claudia Baez-Camargo, Basel Institute on Governance
Lucy Koechlin, University of Basel
George Owusu, University of Ghana

Commentary by Nicolas Kerguen, Service de la Solidarité Internationale (SSI), Geneva

Followed by a Q&A with the audience.

International Development Policy is a scholarly, open-access e-journal based at The Graduate Institute, Geneva.