Third meeting of the African Urban Research Initiative (AURI)



Approval Date
Proposal Focus
Core Focus
Secondary Cities
Country Type
South Africa


The third AURI meeting scheduled for 20 November (in Cape Town) will be used to inform AURI members of the content of the Ford Foundation proposal and the work plan leading to the end of 2015. The thematic focus of the meeting will be on ‘urban research for reducing urban poverty’.
The idea is that the outcomes of this and subsequent AURI workshops can provide a basis to develop an informed and compelling research and advocacy agenda around African urbanization and urban poverty reduction (targeting key events such as the 2015 Africities meeting and the 2016 Habitat III conference).
• Update AURI partners on the proposal submitted to the Ford Foundation and the work plan for 2014 to 2015. • Develop plans for AURI partners to host workshops (on the topic of co-production and urban poverty reduction) in their respective contexts in early 2015 to engage civil society, local government, and other key local actors.
Expected Impacts and Results