At the end of January, Connective Cities, an international community of practice for sustainable urban development, organized a local project workshop on “Community-based Solid Waste Management in Nairobi” together with the Nairobi City County. Connective Cities’ mission is to connect urban practitioners and to support the development of local project ideas. The workshop was an opportunity to do precisely this: in this case participants exchanged experiences and elaborated an action plan to strengthen the capacity of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in solid waste management in Nairobi City County, with a focus on the Lang´ata sub-county.
Connective Cities also co-organized an international learning exchange workshop in mid-February in Durban, in cooperation with the global GIZ project “Cities Fit for Climate Change” (CFCC). The workshop looked at the integration of climate change aspects in urban development strategies and instruments. Another upcoming activity is a study tour and project workshop for Jordan municipalities on municipal waste management in Germany in the last week of March supporting the development of local project ideas in this thematic area.
Connective cities: background information
The international community of practice Connective Cities is a cooperation project of the German Association of Cities, GIZ and the Service Agency Communities in One World of Engagement Global, active since 2014. The mission of Connective Cities is to facilitate worldwide networking between urban actors and to support a systematic and application-oriented exchange of experiences and the development of urban project ideas. If you want to learn more about the Connective Cities approach, have a look at this video for a practical example.