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27 Nov

Welcome Dinner
An introductory dinner for participants with formal welcome from government representatives from the host country and partners. 

28 Nov

9:00 - 11:30
From Current Challenges to Strategic Risk
Keynotes from thought leaders and an open discussion about the strategic risks facing African cities.

11:30 - 11:45

11:45 - 12:00
From Strategic Risk to Innovation
Introduction to interactive sessions with cutting edge practitioners on next generation urban innovations. 

12:00 - 13:30
Session 1:

Participatory city-making: Experiments at the edge of co-designed urban development, which uses online and offline tools to create deliberative processes and inclusive city-spaces that foster identity and sense of belonging.

Nature-based city solutions: Experiments that respond to the emerging risks of climate change (e.g. water scarcity) through green infrastructure, creating new opportunities to drive economic development and inclusion.

13:30 - 14:30

14:30 - 16:00
Session 2:

Distributed infrastructure delivery:
Experiments that utilize decentralized approaches to procuring and delivering  resilient urban infrastructures that simultaneously help to stimulate local economic development. 

Food & local circular economic development:
Experiments that use technology to grow closed loop food systems and sustainable jobs.

Close for participants

17:00 – 18:00
Findings Urban Resilience Systems Analysis in Zimbabwe
A conversation between Arup, Dark Matter Labs, UN-Habitat and UNDP.

29 Nov

9:00 - 12:00
From Innovation to Strategic Innovation
An interactive session to build a pathway forward 

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00
Financing Experimenting Journeys
Closing panel discussion with investors including the World Bank and Bankers without Borders to reflect on the business case for innovative approaches.

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