SDGs


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 […]

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

UCT Datafirst Manager Lynn Woolfrey presents How data-ready are African governments to monitor SDG progress? Zambia and Zimbabwe reviews on Wednesday, 15 May at 12:30 to 14:00 in Davies Library, Environmental and Geographical Science Building, Upper Campus, UCT. ABSTRACT It is clear from the development literature that Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) plans must include the building of efficient […]

Unpacking SDG implementation in eThekwini

Sylvia Croese

On the 17 April 2019, Puvendra Akkiah, IDP Manager of eThekwini Municipality and Technical Chair of the United Cities and Local Governments Committee on Urban Strategic Planning, presented a talk entitled Unpacking SDG implementation in eThekwini. The seminar, which forms part of African Centre for Cities year-long SDG seminar series, was held back-to-back with a session at 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, […]

Grounding stats and the SDGs in co-produced local data

Sylvia Croese

City planners and local governments are increasingly expected to deliver on sustainable development policies such as Agenda 2030, but in many cases the data needed to assess and track progress are lacking. We found out how a team of early-career researchers funded through the LIRA 2030 Africa programme are looking to local communities to change […]

Localising the SDGs in South Africa

Sylvia Croese

Dr Sylvia Croese, research officer at ACC, kicked off the 2019 special year-long seminar series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Wednesday, 13 February 2019. Over 20 people attended representing different departments and research centers at UCT, as well as private sector, civil society and local government. Croese’s presentation built on on-going research in […]