Addis Ababa to Host Sustainable Urbanization at Historic African Cities Forum

In a move that highlights its commitment to a greener future, Ethiopia's capital city is set to host the inaugural African Cities Sustainability Forum this coming September. Themed "Sustainable Urbanization Planning for Africa's Transformation - Agenda 2063," the forum promises to be a landmark event, bringing together over 1,500 participants to discuss strategies for sustainable urban development across the continent.

Raising Awareness for a Sustainable Future

Deputy Prime Minister Temesgen Tiruneh took a significant step towards the forum today by convening an awareness-raising session with the African Urban Forum National Coordinating Committee. This underlines Ethiopia’s dedication to ensuring a successful and impactful event.

A Platform for Collaboration and Progress

The forum presents a unique opportunity for African nations to share best practices and develop a collaborative roadmap for sustainable urbanization. This aligns with Africa’s Agenda 2063, a blueprint for the continent’s social and economic transformation.

Ethiopia Taking the Lead

As a historic nation and a founding member of the African Union, Ethiopia is taking a leadership role in championing sustainable development across the continent. Deputy Prime Minister Tiruneh emphasized this responsibility on social media, highlighting Ethiopia’s commitment to fostering collaboration amongst “African brothers.”

The African Cities Sustainability Forum has the potential to be a turning point for urban planning in Africa. With its focus on sustainability and collaboration, the forum can set the stage for a greener, more prosperous future for African cities.

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