World Urban Parks has convened a global expert panel to share knowledge and align messaging on the critical importance of urban green spaces, especially in light of the current global pandemic and the subsequent increasing need for a green recovery. This panel, with support from global partners, including ICLEI and CitiesWithNature, is hosting a COVID-19 International Park Expert Roundtable discussion in the form of a series of regional webinars under the theme Urban Parks, Urban Futures. This webinar series will culminate at the planned World Urban Parks Virtual Leaders Forum being supported by the City of Tirana in November 2020.

ICLEI Africa and CitiesWithNature are proud to host the discussion in Africa, as part of ICLEI Africa’s weekly webinar series entitled “Building sustainable cities during and after a pandemic.”

The webinar will be an opportunity to discuss social constructs and catalytic interventions related to green spaces and parks in African cities in order to challenge the status quo of our urban landscapes that COVID19 has brought to the forefront in Africa. Through addressing 3 key questions, the webinar will contribute to the overarching theme of radical innovation for our urban parks and urban futures landscape in relation to building greener cities in Africa that are fit for our post-COVID future.

We invite you to register and join ICLEI Africa and CitiesWithNature in this exciting webinar!

Names and Titles of Speakers

Bishop Ngobeli, Board Member, World Urban Parks;
Isaac Mugumbule, Head of Landscaping, Kampala Capital City Authority;
Abdon Mapunda, Head of Departmnt of Environment and Solid Waste Management, Ilala Local Municipal Council;
Ayanda Roji, Head of Research and Knowledge Management, City of Johannesburg, Parks & Zoo Agency