Urban Technology & Collaboration in Informal Settlements: Enhancing Livelihoods and Empowering Communities
14-16 November 2023, at NUST
Informal settlements are today the places in which most people living in urban areas find themselves in the African continent. Differently from the way in which this happened in other geographies, like Latin American and Southeast Asia, this takes place at a time where digital tools are widespread and becoming increasingly available for the urban poor. The intersection of urban technology and interventions in informal settlements is therefore a crucial area of interest both for urban development actors.
The 3 day-long symposium – organized as part of the project ‘Just transitions in vulnerable places - Digital solutions for more climate resilient informal areas in Namibia’ – aims to explore the potential of urban technologies and collaborative approaches in informal settlements in African cities. During the event participants will discuss and share their experience with innovative strategies and digital tools that could foster sustainable development and enhance the livelihoods of vulnerable communities. By involving researchers, urban practitioners and community members, the symposium aims to represent diverse perspectives and combine an academic and practical focus. Lastly, the event will enable transdisciplinary academic exchange and provide a platform for early-career researchers from different disciplines (computing, geoinformatics, planning and built environment etc.) to jointly explore the themes proposed.
For more information, contact Dora Hegyi: firstname.lastname@example.org