The world as we know it is changing drastically due to influences such as COVID-19, urbanisation and climate change, requiring the world to adapt and be proactive about shaping sustainable, stable futures for all. African cities are not locked into traditional thinking – rather, our cities can benefit from lessons in other places and can define their own development trajectories. This new era provides space for African solutions led by innovators, entrepreneurs practitioners and urban champions.
Innovative thinkers and practitioners are questioning the stated norms, dreaming of new futures, rejecting the status quo and bringing forward fresh local ideas. They are making impactful changes and bringing actions to life to shape sustainable, inclusive urban futures.
This session will showcase a number of urban champions from across the African continent who are transforming African cities. We highlight works in emerging sectors such as mobility, health, food, waste, procurement, and more. Come, engage and be inspired by these Next Urban Champions – and join the movement.