Addis Ababa Next

Hosted by Addis Ababa Urban Age Task Force

Online Event - Zoom Webinar

This event introduces the work of the AAUATF with Task Force Members presenting the initiative’s key findings. It will coincide with the launch of a new website which is home to the Task Force’s four policy briefs, 11 technical reports and series of short video presentations that have been produced through a collaborative process between all partners working with local stakeholders.

Since 2019 the Addis Ababa Urban Age Task Force (AAUATF) has worked with the City of Addis Ababa in advancing its strategic development agenda. The Task Force’s work builds upon the Addis Ababa City Structure Plan 2017–2027, exploring opportunities for compact and well-connected urban growth that can be delivered through integrated city governance. In addition to advisory activities and capacity building, it has identified strategic pilot projects to address complex urban challenges around four areas: Urban Housing and Retrofitting, Transport and Mobility Services, Green and Blue Infrastructure, and Urban Governance and Planning.

The Addis Ababa Urban Age Task Force is a partnership between the Addis Ababa City Plan and Development Commission (AACPDC), LSE Cities at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Presenters include

Elias Yitbarek Alemayehu, Architect and Associate Professor, EiABC, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Elleni Ashebir, Cities and Urban Mobility Manager, Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities (2015–2020), WRI Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Timnit Eshetu, CEO, Construction Enterprise, Addis Ababa City Administration (2019–2021), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities and Urban Age, LSE, London, UK

Kecia Rust, Executive Director and Founder, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Marc Steinlin, Managing Director, Complex(c)ity Ltd., Helsinki, Finland and Basel, Switzerland

Cecilia Vaca Jones, Executive Director, Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands and Quito, Ecuador

Hailu Worku, Chair of Environmental Planning and Landscape Design and Deputy Scientific Director of EiABC, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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