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KCCA to host global forum on urban development

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By FARAHANI MUKISA

Posted  Thursday, September 4   2014 at  12:24

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The forum, according, KCCA officials, will be the first to be held on the African continent and will be organised under the umbrella of the World Future Council (WFC)

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KAMPALA.
Kampala Capital City Authority will in next month host the global Future Cities Forum which brings together activists for the future of cities.

The forum, according, KCCA officials, will be the first to be held on the African continent and will be organised under the umbrella of the World Future Council (WFC).

“Kampala’s challenges are quite similar to those affecting other African cities. So, this will be an opportunity for our local leaders to learn and share with other cities leaders from the developed metropolises such as Delhi and Milan,” said the Makindye division Mayor, Mr Ian Clarke.

He said the forum will be held under the theme; “Making the case for regenerating urban development: A guiding framework for an urbanising Africa.”

“Delegates will expound on numerous topics such as water and sanitation, planning and powering cities in revenue generations and exploring possibilities in renewable energies within the growing urban centres of Africa and the world over,” Mr Clarke told journalists on Wednesday in Kampala.

According to the Forum’s website, it founded on the tenets of preservation of the environment and the health of communities, promoting systems and institutions based on equity and justice; safeguarding traditional indigenous tribal rights and preparing the future generation cities for a sustainable production, among others.

The forum is an annual global event that is hosted on a rotating basis to different cities around the world, with the first forum having been hosted in Delhi India in 2011.

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