Kampala to host cities forum
Publish Date: Sep 03, 2014
Kampala to host cities forum
The Director of human resource of Kampala Capital City Authority, Jennifer Kaggwa addresses a press conference at City Hall Kampala on September 2, 2014. Photo/Ronnie Kijjambu
  • mail
  • img

By Juliet Waiswa & Pascal Kwesiga    
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) will play host to this year’s global annual Future of Cities Forum (FCF)
According to KCCA officials, Kampala will be the first to host the forum on the African continent.

The KCCA human resource director, Jennifer Kaggwa, says that FCF is an annual international urban development conference hosted on a revolving basis in different cities around the World.

The first FCF, according to KCCA, was held in Delhi in India in 2011, Burji in United Arab Emirates in 2012 and Hamburg in Germany in 2013.

The forum that will run from October 1 to 3, 2014 at Commonwealth Speke Resort –Munyonyo will be held under the theme: Making the case for regenerative urban development: A guiding framework for an urbanizing Africa.

The conference will run under a number of sub themes such as planning our cities, powering our cities, water and sanitation and financing cities.

Kaggwa explained that the forum that will bring together the World’s city leaders, development experts, planners, scientists and civil society representatives will focus on impact of rapid urbanization, city transport, traffic and congestion, renewable energy as a key ingredient in the regenerative development of human settlements, clean and adequate water supplies and sanitation.

The leaders and development experts will also chart a way forward towards identifying opportunities for raising financing for city investments to close the funding gaps from central governments to improve the quality of life of the city dwellers.

The participants, KCCA spokesperson Peter Kaujju, said are expected from 30 countries. “We are working with several private companies and stakeholders to ensure this conference is a success.

The forum is going to show us what other cities have done to deal with the challenges we are facing and we are privileged to host it,” Kaujju said.

Also related to this story

KCCA to turn Kampala into comfortable, enjoyable city

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
UCC moves to stop Tamale Mirundi’s
THE Uganda Communications Commission on Monday issued a warning to a number of media houses over the continued hosting of former presidential press secretary Tamale Mirundi...
Cultural norms escalate abortion - Kigozi
THE increasing number of teenage pregnancies and abortion is due to stingy cultural practices which affect reproductive health of women according to Dr. Maggie Kigozi...
RDCS blamed for fueling land conflicts
SPEAKING during the CSOs dialogue on the implementation of the National Land Policy (NLP) in Kampala, several members stressed that some RDCs divert from their work of providing mediation...
Pope says fundamentalism is
Pope Francis said Monday that fundamentalism is "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, as he returned from a three-nation tour of Africa in which he preached reconciliation and hope....
UPDF captures Somali territory from Al-Shabaab
THE Somali National Forces supported by African Union Forces from UPDF contingent have overpowered Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, flashing them out of Aysoora town...
BIG Talent Entertainment is in mourning after one of their Ghetto Kids dancers in the famous SITYA LOSS video died yesterday....
Do you think Uganda is winning the fight against AIDS?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter