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Yari, Kadiri to grace Lagos varsity urban knowledge forum

Mallam Kabir Yari

Country Manager, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Mallam Kabir Yari, along with Chair, African Planning Association, Alhaji Waheed Kadiri, have been confirmed as speakers at a forum designed to beget sustainable urban development in Nigeria as well as examine the role of African cities in the emerging urban agendas. Titled “Promoting Durable Urban Knowledge Institutions in Africa by activating ...

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Planners devise modalities for realistic African Urban Agenda

Participants made up of representatives of academics from 25 universities and research institutions in eight countries, public and private sector built environment practitioners, independent researchers, civil society organisations, professional bodies, international development agencies including ICF International, UN-HABITAT and the media recently brainstormed for three days in Lagos. The event was the International Conference of Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP) 2014, ...

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African leaders tasked on urban challenges

Developing countries, particular Nigeria, have been called upon to brace up with the challenges that come with urbanisation. Dr. Alex Ezeh (Eecutive Director, African Population and Health Research Centre in Nairobi, Kenya) and Alhaji Waheed Kadiri (Chairman, African Planners Association) both shared this sentiment while speaking last week at the 2nd International Conference of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, ...

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Experts gather in Lagos for ‘ARTing Climate Change’

All roads will on Thursday 27th September 2012 lead to the University of Lagos, Akoka, venue of the “ARTing Climate Change” event being organised by Zero Carbon Africa (ZCA). The initiative is a green carpet event tailored to showcase climate change impacts on different sectors of the Nigerian society using art – music, interpretative dance performance, poetry, sharing of real experiences and ...

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