Browsing: 9th Africities Conference

Shelter Afrique’s Head of Policy, Research and Partnerships Dr. Muhammad Gambo. He says that urbanization could play a major role in economic and social progress, if well managed.

According to the report, Africa’s urbanization rate will continue to grow among the fastest of the world regions in the coming years as its population grows, which is expected to double by the year 2050.

“We urge policymakers across the continent to enact policies that will encourage urban growth modelled around economic development and poverty eradication,” Dr. Gambo said.

Dr. Gambo, however, noted that funding urban growth still remains a formidable challenge for many countries, but believes it’s achievable.…