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This portal provides a gateway to further useful websites, apps, and complementary knowledge hubs developed by other organisations engaging in urban development issues. If you are searching for additional information from a particular region, theme, or specific type of knowledge hub or database, use the filtering tools to assist.

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Adaptation Knowledge Portal: The Adaptation Knowledge Portal is a product of the Nairobi Work Programme, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change knowledge-for-action hub for climate adaptation and resilience. It builds on the worldwide contributions of policy-makers, practitioners and researchers to offer first-hand information and actionable knowledge for end-users.

Africa Portal: The Africa Portal is a digital platform for think leaders across the continent and beyond to share their informed perspectives on matters related to African development, economics and politics. The Africa Portal curates a comprehensive collection of research material with their library holding over 5 000 research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs.

Africa SDG Index and Dashboards: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the SDG Centre for Africa hosts an online Africa SDG Index and Dashboards portal. The portal tracks 51 African countries’ progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and displays the data in either an index or a dashboard format.

African Scientists Directory: This directory developed by ASSAF provides information on African experts in natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering and mathematics. It facilitates the flow of scientific knowledge; ensures information transfer from the global scientific community to the scientific community in Africa; and promotes scientific societies and academies within Africa as well as sub-regional partnerships

African Urban Planning Research Network: The 'African Urban Planning Research Network' was established in 2013. Its main goal is to join researchers, planners, policy makers, and post-graduate students in the broad area of African urban studies, interested in urban planning issues in the continent. The AUPRN-mailing list is its instrument for the dissemination and discussion of scholarship on African urban and regional planning studies.

Africapolis: Produced by the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club, Africapolis.org is the only comprehensive and standardised geospatial database on cities and urbanisation dynamics in Africa. Combining demographic sources, satellite and aerial imagery and other cartographic sources, it is designed to enable comparative and long-term analyses of urban dynamics - covering 7 500 agglomerations in 50 countries.

Asivikelane: This initiative serves as a platform that amplifies the voices of informal settlement residents in major South African cities, shedding light on their struggles with severe shortages in basic services. This platform allows residents to articulate their daily experiences, responding to enquiries about access to water, sanitation, and waste removal.

ASSAf Research Repository: The Academy of Science of South Africa's Research Repository is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material.

Atlas of Urban Expansion: "The NYU Urban Expansion Program at the Marron Institute of Urban Management and the Stern School of Business of New York University, in partnership with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, has initiated a multi-phase research effort to monitor the quantitative and qualitative aspects of global urban expansion."


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