24-26 octobre 2022 - MIASA 2022

CONFERENCE African Cities: Climate Change and the Search for Resilience


University Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

Whilst there is compelling evidence to prove that urbanization in Africa has significantly boosted development, the urbanization experience is largely a story of increasing urban poverty, poor land use planning, and inadequate socio-economic infrastructure. The urbanization pressure faced by African countries is exacerbated by the changing climate and also contributes to it. It is a challenge that concerns the entire urban environment, including conflicting imaginations of how African cities of the future should look like. This conference thus seeks to open an interdisciplinary dialogue and solicit models, strategies, and prescriptions for dealing with Africa’s urbanization, development, and climate pressure. It also seeks to highlight local initiatives aimed at building climate resilient cities in Africa.


Call for papers


Please send your application to scholze@em.uni-frankfurt.de by August 30, 2022. Applications from the social sciences and humanities, but also natural sciences, are welcome. If you have any questions about the content of the call, please contact the conveners Prof. Ines Macamo Raimundo (inesmacamo@gmail.com) from the University Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Prof. Charlotte Wrigley-Asante (CWrigley-Asante@ug.edu.gh) and Prof. Alex Barimah Owusu (abowusu@ug.edu.gh) from the University of Ghana in Legon/Accra.