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President El-Sisi Meets President's Adviser for Urban Planning

The Spokesman for the Presidency said the meeting followed-up on the executive and construction status of the development of neighborhoods in the governorates of Cairo and Alexandria

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with President's Adviser for Urban Planning Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed and Director of the Mega National Projects Department of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces Major General Ahmad al-Azazi. The Spokesman for the Presidency said the meeting followed-up on the executive and construction…

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Urban Pathways celebrates urban climate action achievements

The Urban Pathways project is working with countries and cities that were highly motivated, and that had a supportive policy environment

The speed and scale of urbanization imposes various challenges on cities, including meeting the rising demand for basic services and infrastructure. At the same time, urban areas are major contributors to climate emissions, whilst being increasingly exposed to climate and disaster risk. For the last five years, the International Climate…

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The first-ever ministerial meeting on urbanization and climate change

For the first time, the meeting will bring together ministers of housing, urban development, environment, and climate change

The Egyptian COP27 Presidency will convene the first-ever ministerial meeting on urbanization and climate change at the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties on 17 November 2022. The session will focus on housing, urban development, and multilevel action for climate change. This meeting is hosted by Assem Abdelhamid Hafez El Gazzar,…

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Lesotho: Rapid Urbanisation Leads to Growing Population Living in Slums - Local Government Minister

The Lesotho Housing Policy, 2018, identified the urban informal settlements as one of the challenges inhibiting access to adequate housing

The Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship, Home Affairs, and Police, Mr. Lebona Lephema says Maseru City has been experiencing rapid urbanisation and informal settlements growth which has led to the growing population living in slum conditions. He said the national strategy will guide the government in formulating national programmes or…

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Lesotho Commemorates World Cities Day (WCD)

The main objectives of the celebration according to Ms. Mabesa include; seeing the work done thus far, implementation of the New Urban Agenda, raising awareness on urbanizing issues in Lesotho

The Director of Housing in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship, Ms. Mamphaka Mabesa says Lesotho joined the world in commemoration of World Cities Day (WCD) to reflect the ministry’s efforts on promoting sustainable cities. Ms. Mabesa said this in an interview on Monday. She said this year’s World…

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Conclusions of the Statutory Meetings of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)

Both meetings were chaired by Ms. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of the Region of Nouakchott (Mauritania) and President of UCLG Africa

The 28th session of the Executive Committee and the 26th session of the Pan-African Council of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (http://www.UCLGA.org) were held as ordinary sessions in Tangiers, Morocco, on November 01 and 02, 2022. Both meetings were chaired by Ms. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President…

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Lesotho: Housing Urges for Stakeholder Collaboration

All the relevant ministries were given a chance to present available data for Maseru city using Urban Monitoring Framework and they discussed the challenges and way forward

The Director of the Housing Department in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship, Ms. Mamphaka Mabesa says she is looking forward to working together with the stakeholders to make Urban Monitoring Framework (UMF) a success. She said this when officially closing a three-day workshop on data for the localization…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

Seychelles: President Ramkalawan Visits the Ministry of Lands and Housing

The Head of State urged them to improve the level of service delivery, to facilitate applications that comes to their attention from citizens

President Wavel Ramkalawan visited the Ministry of Lands and Housing at Independence House yesterday morning. This visit stems from President Ramkalawan’s announcement to improve service delivery in the public sector. The President was welcomed by the Minister for Lands and Housing, Mr. Billy Rangasamy, the Principal Secretary for Housing, Mr. Denis…

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Sandton Central, the 15-Minute City, Offering Unbeatable Quality of Life

Sandton Central precinct offers remarkable opportunities for work, life and everything in-between

The Sandton Central (https://SandtonCentral.co.za) precinct has long been admired as South Africa’s business capital, housing not only the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and numerous listed companies, but also many of Africa’s most prolific thinkers and highly sought-after retail experiences. Now, the public have even more reasons to enjoy the 15-minute city’s…

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Africa was present in Daejeon to adopt the Pact for the Future of Humanity

The Summit was attended by a strong African delegation coming from 30 countries of the continent

The 7th World Summit of Leaders and Officials of Cities and Regional governments organized by the United Cities and Local Governments (http://www.UCLGA.org) in Daejeon, South Korea, on October 10th  to 14th 2022, gathered over 3,000 cities and regional governments and their partners to discuss and adopt the UCLG Pact for…