RISE Africa 2022 Action Festival

Book your virtual seat at the upcoming Our Future Cities events during the 2nd edition of RISE Africa’s Action Festival. RISE Africa brings together thinkers, doers and enablers from across the continent and the world to inspire action for sustainable cities.

Monday, 23 May 2022 / 15:00 GMT+2

Design for Innovation: Creativity at the forefront of housing, public space and mobility solutions

Presentations will be made by Antonia Kihara, designer of the new Q/A 80 Bed Apartment Block by Quarter Acre Developers in Nairobi; Carl Jacobsz, architect will share how his firm tackled the expansion of the SHAPA Soweto Centre; Nifemi Marcus-Bello, industrial designer and founder of nmbelloStudio, Nigeria, will give insights into the design of  innovative kiosks;  Moses Nderitu, CRO at Basi-Go Kenya, will speak about the development of e – mobility in Kenya and Livingstone Mukasa, principal of Mahali and co-author of the Architectural Guide Sub-Saharan Africa, a seven–volume documentation of the architecture of all 49 countries south of the Sahara. View more

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Tuesday 24 May 2022 / 15:00 GMT+2

Futures and possibilities for our cities – in conversation with Rashiq Fataar

Rashiq Fataar, Director of Our Future Cities, interviews leading thinkers, designers, urbanists and creatives putting a spotlight on emerging practices and future focussed interventions across the African continent. Guests include:  Doreen Adengo, principal architect of Adengo Architecture in Uganda; Braima Koroma, Director of Research and Training  at the Sierra Leone Urban Research Unit; Sindile Mavundla, director of Khaltsha Cycles and Rudi Kriel, Transport Economist at GoMetro. View more

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Wednesday 25 May 2022 / 15:00 GMT+2

Africa now! An urgent case for investment towards more sustainable cities and towns

Urban Africa needs an investment strategy for more sustainable cities grounded in evidence, that responds with urgency to the needs of urban residents and matched by the investment priorities of funding institutions. This session will host industry experts and thought leaders in an exploration of the urban investment landscape in Africa and impactful strategies from governments and the private sector alike. View more

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Full RISE Africa Action Festival 2022 Programme here