View of Accra. Photo: Elegant Machines/Wikimedia Commons

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Insight from Ghana Ahead of its Fifth National Urban Forum

Mr. Sylvanus Adzornu, Head of Ghana's Urban Development Unit, discusses Ghana's path to inclusive, resilient city planning and the important role the Forum plays in advocacy, capacity building, and knowledge sharing. Cities Alliance supports the Forum through its Country Programme.

Sousse, Tunisia. Photo: Rene Peter Hohmann/Cities Alliance

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Cities Alliance Approves Country Programme in Tunisia

The partnership’s first Country Programme in the Middle East-North Africa region, it is a clear commitment to helping shore up the democratic process and the decentralisation initiatives begun by the Tunisian government.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Susanna Henderson/Cities Alliance

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Cities Alliance Welcomes Five New Members

Cities Alliance is delighted to welcome the World Bank back to the partnership, as well as four new members: the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), Omidyar Network, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

Future Cities Africa workshop in  Mbale, Uganda. Photo: Cities Alliance

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Future Cities Africa Is Off to a Strong Start

When the Cities Alliance and DFID first conceived the idea of Future Cities Africa, it seemed exceedingly ambitious: A multi-country partnership programme that challenges the way cities think about and plan for resilience, with an approach that is relevant for each city. Now one third of the way through implementation, Future Cities Africa is living up to its early promise.

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South Africa’s Cities Share Knowledge to Spur Development

The South African Cities Network was launched in 2002 with funding from the Cities Alliance and a number of other organisations. More »

Sparking a Transformation of Agra's Slums

Agra, India used a Cities Alliance grant to develop an inclusive city development strategy and a citywide slum upgrading plan that has leveraged USD 22 million in additional investments to improve the lives of slum dwellers. More »