SDG Seminar Series: SDG indicators for health outcomes in South Africa

Next up in the ACC seminar series on the Sustainable Development Goals, Associate Professor Salome Maswime will present SDG indicators for health outcomes in South Africa on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 from 12:30 to 14:00. Maswime is Head of Global Surgery in the Surgery Division at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. […]

SDG Seminar Series: Financing the SDGs in African cities?

The fourth instalment of the ACC SDG Seminar is presented by Liza Rose Cirolia on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 12:30 to 14:00 in the Davies Room, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT. Entitled Financing the SDGs in African cities?, her seminar will explore the fiscal constraints and opportunities for local government to participation in […]

How data-ready are African governments to monitor SDG Progress?

Sylvia Croese

On 15 May 2019, Lynn Woolfrey, Manager of Datafirst, a UCT-based unit that supports data-intensive Africa-focused research, presented a talk entitled: How Data-ready are African Governments to Monitor SDG Progress?. The seminar was attended by 15 people, hailing from different departments of UCT, as well as representatives from the private sector, civil society and the […]

SDG Seminar: Unpacking SDG implementation in eThekwini

Puvendra Akkiah, IDP Manager of eThekwini Municipality and Technical Chair of the United Cities and Local Governments Committee on Urban Strategic Planning, will present a talk entitled Unpacking SDG implementation in eThekwini on Wednesday, 17 April, at 14:00 to 15:30 in Studio 3, Environmental and Geographical Science Building, Upper Campus, UCT. Akkiah will be talking about the City of eThekwini’s […]

LIRA Annual Research Forum

Sylvia Croese

The annual LIRA Research Forum took place from 25 to 28 March 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. During the forum ACC’s Sylvia Croese, principal investigator of the project Co-producing urban knowledge in Angola and Mozambique through community-led data collection: towards meeting SDG 11, presented a project update along with project members Massamba Dominique of the Development Workshop, Luanda, […]

In the Press: Sustainable cities depend on collective responsibility and action

Susan Parnell

Cities do not just happen. They are located in a historical context, and in an increasingly complex global policy environment. The question of how cities can and should be governed is a complicated one. By its nature, achieving sustainable urban development lends itself to varied entry points and encourages action by multiple stakeholders who may […]