Online event: Continuing the Learning: Leaving a Legacy of Partnerships at Local Level
October 8, 2020

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

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