New African Urban University Report

The New African Urban University partnership is developing a research agenda to strengthen the role of African universities to advance just and sustainable urban transitions in African cities.

It is based on the assumption that universities must play a role in addressing the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, in particular, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 to make cities inclusive, safe, sustainable and resilient.

This partnership engages with the promise and potential of African universities to support the steering of just and sustainable urban transitions. By fostering a more global and inclusive understanding of systems changes required by African universities, this partnership initiative will develop a distinctive approach to theory and practice.

This set of summary briefs describe the outcomes of three workshops that have taken place in the first quarter of 2022. The three workshops were structures along three thematics areas: Urban Research, Urban Knowledge and Urban Competencies.