The COVID‑19 crisis has ripened the context for digitalisation to accelerate Africa’s productive transformation and make the continent more resilient to future crises8. Digital transformation has gone from being an option to becoming a lifeline for using data, consuming content, and engaging in digital applications by individuals, governments, and businesses, in order to ensure continuity of economic and social activities during periods of social distancing and total lockdowns.
To highlight the challenges that African cities face and how they are overcoming them, Metropolis and UCLG-Africa decided to design the launch of a Learning Program on “Metropolitan Governance in Africa”, through the organization of 4 Webinars among which 3 were organized in 2021 et the 4th one is plane don Thursday 17 February, 2022 on “Peer Learning from Local Experiences”.
Based on a pedagogical content designed by Metropolis, this Learning Program aims to introduce the metropolitan reality and how metropolitan governance with a gender perspective can be the key to face the challenges and threats that surround our metropolises.
During the Session “Peer Learning From Local Experiences”, Leaders and city managers of different African cities and metropolises will participate in a peer review of their local experiences facing the challenges produced by the rapid urban growth and the COVID-19 pandemic, giving a particular mention to the role of digitalization.
Date and Venue:
Thursday 17 February 2022, from 03:00pm to 5:30pm (Local time in Rabat and Barcelona).
On UCLG-Africa’s Zoom Platform.
Link to register: HERE
French, English and Arabic
Concept Note and Agenda: HERE
Link to the Presentations HERE