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SDGs Seminar Series: Localizing the SDGs in South Africa

13 February, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm SAST

Over the course of the next semester African Centre for Cities will be curating and hosting a series of seminars and discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals. The series kicks-off with Dr Sylvia Croese with a seminar on Localizing the SDGs in South Africa on Wednesday, 13 February 2019, at 12:30 to 14:00 in the Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town.

The inclusion of a standalone urban goal as part of the 17 SDGs adopted in 2015 represents the culmination of the growing recognition and acknowledgement of the importance of cities as both drivers and actors in achieving sustainable development. However, nearly four years down the line very little is known about the ways in which local governments are going about the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs. This presentation draws on on-going research in and with the City of Cape Town to shed some light on some of the factors and conditions that may limit or enable SDG localization. It kicks off a series of seminars that will be held on a monthly basis throughout 2019 on the challenges and opportunities for SDG implementation in (South) Africa.

WHEN: Wednesday, 13 February 2019

TIME: 12:30 to 14:00

VENUE: Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT


13 February, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm SAST
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Environmental and Geographical Science Building
South Lane, Upper Campus, UCT
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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