2015 African Urban Dynamics

Accra, Ghana

The topic of the 2015 Ibrahim Forum topic was African Urban Dynamics.

It was a platform to identify key stakeholders and explore trends, issues and solutions that are crucial to unlocking the potential of Africa’s urban centres as engines of sustainable and equitable growth and development.

In order to facilitate the discussion, this year’s Facts & Figures report explores the specific scale and nature of urbanisation on the African continent. It addresses the associated challenges and opportunities that require strong governance and leadership in order to secure sustainable progress and development. The report takes into consideration different regional contexts and experiences as examples of best practice.

Related links

2015 Forum Facts & Figures

Panellists and sessions

An overview of the sessions and panellists. More detailed biographies can be found here. Videos of each session can be found below.

Urban trends: setting the scene
Urban structures: bottlenecks & priorities
Urban realities: potential vs. risks
Urban powers: financial autonomy & political balances
Discussion with the Mayors