Pro-Poor Urban Development: China and Africa Workshop

Date October 2012 File size 751.46 KBDoc Type

This document summarizes a workshop that was help between the 30th July – 1st August, in Nairobi Kenya. The workshop brought together Chinese and African experts and thinkers on how urbanization is affecting the poor. The workshop aimed to share experiences and best practices in pro-poor urban development in both China and Africa, focusing on Chinese involvement in African urbanization, and to promote concrete and actionable ideas for pilot projects to enhance the pro poor impact of external Chinese investments in Africa. A select group of participants was mobilized from Chinese and African institutions, based on their experience of Chinese urban development, assistance in African urban development through Chinese aid and trade or African urban development and the situation of urban poverty in the region.