Our Objectives

The Africa-China Urban Initiative brings together knowledge and expertise to increase positive outcomes of Chinese engagements in Africa and African partnerships with China and promote more inclusive, pro-poor and sustainable development. Specifically, we seek to:

  • Provide access to high-quality, relevant, and accessible information and knowledge resources on identified priority themes;
  • Draw on established institutions, networks, and urban development practitioners in Africa and China and support them to dialogue, share practical experience and knowledge that can feed into policies and projects;
  • Develop learning tools, training, and education programs to help urban development practitioners respond more effectively to the challenges of rapid urbanization;
  • Stimulate participatory research on identified priority themes and engage stakeholders in innovative ways to enhance research uptake and use of findings in urban development policy and practice.