Strategies for Urbanisation in Africa

Hosted by LSE IDEAS and the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa

Online public event


Marie-Noelle Nwokolo

Marie-Noelle Nwokolo


Professor Christopher Coker

The future prosperity and security of sub-Saharan Africa depends on building a new urban environment for the world’s most rapidly expanding population.

Meet our speaker and chair

Marie-Noelle Nwokolo (@marienoelleobj) is a researcher at the Brenthurst Foundation and an alumna of the Programme for African Leadership at LSE.

Christopher Coker is Director of LSE IDEAS and former Professor of International Relations at LSE. 

More about this event

This lecture is part of a series, titled Strategy: New Voices, organised by the Global Strategies Project in LSE IDEAS.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. Through sustained engagement with policymakers and opinion-formers, IDEAS provides a forum that informs policy debate and connects academic research with the practice of diplomacy and strategy.

The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa (@AfricaAtLSE) promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Institute connects social sciences disciplines and works in partnership with Africa to bring African voices to global debates.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSENewVoices

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