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RISE Africa 2020

24 May 2020 - 27 May 2020

Century City, Cape Town, South Africa

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RISE Africa is ICLEI Africa’s new annual event that aims to inspire and foster new connections that lead to swift and impactful actions for enhanced sustainability and resilience in Africa’s urban areas. Exposure to forward-thinking ideas from different disciplines through a range of curated interactions will provide an antidote to outdated “silo” thinking that is well recognised to inhibit innovation. Instead of being another ‘talk shop’ amongst like-minded individuals, RISE Africa will bring a diversity of city role players together in innovative sessions to identify new opportunities for collaborative action.


The first RISE Africa event will be held at the Century City Conference Centre, located 11km outside Cape Town CBD in Century City Square. This mixed-use precinct showcases green buildings, public transport, waterways and indigenous vegetation, and has been awarded a 4-star rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. With a variety of hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and bars in safe walking distance, the location provides the perfect opportunity for networking between scheduled events, guaranteeing that attendees will leave inspired and re-energised to play their part in a better African future.


The following themes will be covered, with a focus on African cities:

  •     Access to basic services
  •     Buildings and planning
  •     ICT, data and artificial intelligence
  •     Circular development
  •     Nature-based solutions
  •     Resilient societies


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