ICLEI will convene partners from the Future Resilience for African Cities (FRACTAL) project and the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities – Network (EPIC-N) to discuss models and approaches that build a legacy of partnerships at local level, striving to achieve substantial and measurable improvements long after a project has ended.
The session will be part of the Daring Cities 2020 Conference and will take place on 27 October, at 4 PM UTC +1.
Attendees will learn about and participate in a discussion on:
- The biggest barriers and opportunities to “continuing the learning”
- How this learning model fits local level knowledge needs
- How the EPIC model represents a transformative paradigm for the way that universities operate and relates to the needs of local governments and communities where they reside
- The reaction of local government officials and community leaders to both the EPIC and FRACTAL process
- The importance of building relationships/connections between different disciplines
- Reflecting deeply, sharing learnings and methods for building a legacy at local level long after a project or initiative has ended
- Dr. Meggan Spires, Senior Manager, Climate, Energy and Resilience, ICLEI Africa Secretariat, South Africa
- Dr. Anthony Socci, Senior Lead for International Resilience and Adaptation Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA), USA
- Elizabeth Bernhardt, Programme Officer and Coordinator UN Global Adaptation Network (GAN), Climate Change Adaptation at UN Environment Programme, Kenya
- Mzime Ndebele-Murisa, Program Specialist, START, Zimbabwe
- Gilbert Siame, Director of the Centre for Urban Research and Planning University of Lusaka, Zambia
- Edna Odhiambo, Country Lead, Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Kenya
- Dr. Chris Jack, Deputy Director, Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG), South Africa