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KCCA to host regional cities’ dev’t forum

By Cecilia Okoth

Added 23rd May 2016 03:14 PM

A range of issues will be discussed over the three days of the forum.

Kampala Capital City Authority will starting Tuesday this week hold a three-day East and Central African Cities' Development Forum at Speke Resort Munyonyo to discuss a wide range of opportunities to all cities in the region.

According to the Forum's official website, issues to be discussed include how cities can promote social inclusion, improve accessibility, ability, opportunity and dignity of the urban dwellers with specific reference to the marginalized.

Focus will also be on what policy environment needs to be promoted to deliver social inclusion and youth employment, who gets excluded and how and what adjustments need to be done to enhance effectiveness of social service programs to deliver social prosperity.

Other issues the forum will seek to address are whether social guarantees help to build equality and opportunity in Eastern African cities, how urban agriculture can be promoted as a social inclusion strategy and how development partners can leverage the efforts of city administrators to promote social inclusion and reduction in urban inequality.

Over 450 participants from 45 cities, including urban managers, development partners, researchers, academicians, scholars and urban development enthusiasts from within the region and beyond are expected to attend. 

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