Training on Planning and Governance for African Leaders in Singapore 2018

27 – 31 August 2018 — Singapore and UN-HABITAT organised the 2nd edition of the International Leaders in Urban Governance Programme for Africa which took take place between 27-31 August 2018 in Singapore. Mayors, governors, heads of metropolitan regions and provincial governments, decision-makers, senior urban practitioners, and senior officials from rapidly urbanizing African cities came to apply. The inaugural programme in 2017 attracted 42 city leaders from 14 African cities.

The 5-day long urban governance programme sought to strengthen the capacity of decision-makers in the areas of sustainable urbanization and improve knowledge on local finance, housing, urban planning and land management, mobility, the Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and the Singapore’s Liveability Framework. The programme is problem-solving oriented and provides an interactive learning experience that facilitates exchange of knowledge, best practices and peer-to-peer learning. Participants got acquainted with Singapore’s urban transformation experience through technical visits and discussions with Singaporean experts.

Participants received support in the formulation, development and follow-up of action plans on the priority urban challenges for their respective cities. The programme was enhanced by the participation of mentors and practitioners from the Government of Singapore and UN HABITAT.
This year’s programme was held simultaneously with the Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) and the African High Level Ministerial Exchange Visit (AHLMEV), offering opportunities to strengthen ties and networks between Singapore and African countries, cities and business leaders. The programme was fully conducted in English.

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Materials:

Booklet

Action Plan Presentations:

Mauritius

Nigeria

Uganda

Butere, Kenya

Djibouti

Ghana

Ivory Coast

Liberia

Cameroon

Burundi

Kapsabet, Kenya

Botswana

Best Practices Presentations:

South Africa

Namibia

Senegal

Djibouti

Kenya

Nigeria

Mauritius

Botswana

Ghana

Uganda

Cameroon

Ivory Coast

Housing Presentations:

Overview of Public Housing

Training Sessions Presentations:

Singapore Cooperation Enterprise video

Street-led Citywide Slum Upgrading

The Singapore Urbanisation Experience

The Singapore Liveability Framework

Housing at the Centre

Curitiba

Planning and Governance in African Cities

Cleaning Up of Singapore River

Singapore’s Public Housing Programme

Singapore’s Integrated Land Use Planning Experience

Urban Systems Studies – Water

Public Spaces

Cover Slides

Financing Infrastructure

Opening Quiz

Environmental Sustainability – Singapore’s Journey

Temasek Foundation

Final Evaluation