Right to the City and the international agendas: African realities and perspectives
November 22 / 14:30
Open session at Africities 2018 organized by the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights and the Global Platform for the Right to the City
The session will explore how the Right to the City is understood in the African context, the different ways in which it is implemented on the ground as well as its challenges and opportunities as a cornerstone for the follow up and implementation of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda.
The session will be a debate between representatives from local governments, researchers and civil society to explore the specific challenges of the Right to City in different African local contexts. The debate will incorporate different perspectives not only based on a diversity of local contexts and personal experiences, but also on two specific components of the Right to the City: A city/human settlement free of discrimination and fulfilling the right to housing.
The session will be divided into 2 parts:
1) What is the Right to the City to you?
2) How to achieve cities that are free of discrimination and guarantee the right to housing?
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