Webinar: The Role of Intermediary Cities in Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages Amid Rapid Urbanization in Africa
UN-Habitat and UCLG Africa are undertaking a series of dialogues on the issue of Urban-Rural Linkages (URL) towards the Africities summit, which will bring together more than 5000 representatives of local governments in Kisumu in May 2022. The overall purpose of the dialogue is to review policies and institutional frameworks supporting the integration of the rural and urban continuum and its impact on establishing the foundation for local economic development and its’ ability to connect markets and systems of cities. Best practices will be collected, disseminated, and replicated with the view of informing ongoing policies and national development plans for a holistic approach of local economic development for secondary and intermediary cities in East African Countries. This includes a virtual event on “The Role of Intermediary Cities in Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages Amid Rapid Urbanization in Africa.” The webinar is a joint initiative between UN-Habitat and UCLGA scheduled on the 21st of January from 3 to 4:45 pm (East Africa Time).
Please join the Microsoft Teams meeting on your computer or mobile app here.
Learn more about the concept note and the Urban-Rural Linkages: Guiding Principles and Framework for Action here: https://urbanpolicyplatform.org/urban-rural-linkages/