It takes a village: Digital skills to improve urban resilience in Africa
use · data · cities · emerging technologies· youth and young professionals· stakeholder collaboration
Community engagement has become a mainstay for urban planning and disaster risk management. It takes diverse forms, from consultation with female neighborhood leaders, to partnering with universities for data collection and analysis, to local businesses and entrepreneurs bringing innovation into government and humanitarian work. What do we need to do to push the envelope further? In this workshop let’s learn from one another on how to build the capacity of African citizens to protect their own cities from extreme weather, climate change, and disaster risk. This session will be facilitated by experts in the areas of:
– Entrepreneurship in climate change adaptation
– Women’s leadership in tech
– Modern social protection and digital trends
– Geospatial technologies for urban resilience
We will begin with short presentations of recent work done in these fields. Then, experts will facilitate working groups to develop cross-sectoral best practices and lessons learned. Knowledge gathered by these working groups will be consolidated and shared with a wide audience.
Organizer: World Bank
Partner Organizations: Finalizing collaborators/working group facilitators: Ghana Climate Innovation Centre; Vital Voices; Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation (WBG global practice); Education (WBG global practice).