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Informal settlements and access to data in the time of COVID: a case for sharing data for decision making

Reports & Research
October, 2020
Southern Africa

The spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and other countries in the region has again brought to the fore the fact that very dense, under-serviced, mostly informal, settlements are not healthy places to live. They are also places where the spread of a disease is difficult to prevent or manage.

The kind of emergency response that was required to address the imminent spread of COVID-19 highlighted the widespread vulnerability of the poorest, compounded by highly unequal access to services and ongoing unhealthy living conditions.

Planning For Inclusive Greater Banjul

Reports & Research
November, 2020
Gambia

The Gambia has one of the fastest urbanization rates in sub-Saharan Africa, with more than two-thirds of the country’s population currently living in the Greater Banjul Area (GBA).

To address the environmental and socioeconomic challenges that arise from this situation, UNOPS is supporting The Gambia’s government to develop a strategic urban plan, through the Greater Banjul 2040 project. The initiative, will drive urban development and improve services while promoting climate resilience, economic growth and social inclusion.

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Les Meilleures Thèses et Mémoires sur le Foncier en Afrique Centrale Récompensées

17 June 2022

En 2021, dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre des activités du projet “Renforcer les capacités de Conseil en Gouvernance foncière en Afrique”, le pôle d’Excellence NELGA a lancé un concours des meilleures thèses de Doctorat et mémoire de Master sur la question foncière en Afrique centrale. Il s’agissait pour toute personne ayant rédigé une thèse ou un mémoire récent sur la question, de la soumettre dans le cadre du concours. Pour les thèses, 13 candidatures dont celle d’une femme ont été reçues par le comité d’organisation contre 33 candidatures dont celle de 10 femmes pour les mémoires.

Desenvolvimento urbano em Macau pouco claro

08 October 2021
Johnson Chao
Aberta a consulta pública sobre o Segundo Plano Quinquenal (2021-2025), um dos objetivos do Governo de Macau é apostar no desenvolvimento urbano, estabelecido no tópico da “promoção aprofundada na construção de uma cidade com condições ideais de vida”. Ao PLATAFORMA, Ron Lam, deputado da Assembleia Legislativa, e Lui Chak Keong, arquiteto e membro do Conselho do Planeamento Urbanístico, explicam que o documento não apresenta objetivos claros e criticam a determinação do Governo em certas áreas ligadas ao desenvolvimento urbano.

Lançado edital para pesquisas sobre impactos da pandemia

27 September 2021
CCS/CAPES
As consequências e os reflexos sociais, econômicos, culturais e históricos decorrentes da pandemia da COVID-19 serão alvo de estudos. O Edital nº 12/2021, trata do Programa de Desenvolvimento da Pós-Graduação (PDPG) – Impactos da Pandemia, foi lançado nesta segunda-feira, 27 de setembro. Os projetos, que terão vigência de até 48 meses, devem ser apresentados pelo Sistema de Inscrições da CAPES (Sicapes), entre os dias 4 de outubro e 22 de novembro de 2021. Até 40 receberão investimento da CAPES.

Opinion - Exclusion in planning perpetrates poverty in informal settlements

31 July 2020

We should recognise that people in informal settlements have the same right to share the city with the same dignity and equality as other residents. Without the active participation of informal settlement residents in upgrading projects, any upgrading plans proposed are destined to flop. Post the pandemic, we (Namibian planning practitioners, donors and private sector) should look towards the inclusion of people in informal settlements communities in planning and upgrading of the informal settlements.