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Online course on Urbanization and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa
Monday, April 8, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
Web Based E-Learning

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will have an enhanced understanding of the role of urbanization in Africa’s transformation, in line with Agenda 2063 and the SDGs.

Specifically, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key concepts, trends and conditions of urbanization in Africa and how they impact the continent;
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities for Africa in terms of utilizing the continent’s rapid urban growth for accelerating economic transformation;
  • Understand the policy measures needed to take advantage of Africa’s rapid urban growth can boost job creation in the manufacturing sector;
  • Discuss the main barriers for African cities to be productive, competitive and job-rich and how to address them through deliberate policies and strategies;
  • Examine how deliberate planning can result in a balanced system of cities and adequate urban form in a manner that enables industrialization;
  • Understand the potential of African cities to boost domestic resource mobilization, if they are well planned and managed;
  • Discuss how African countries can strengthen the urban component of national development planning and visioning to harness urban growth for economic transformation;