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    Why sustainable urbanisation is important in the fight against climate change

    With COP26 underway in Glasgow, a high level event convened by The Prince’s Foundation and key Commonwealth partners held on 27 October discussed the ‘triple threat’ of rapid urbanisation, natural resource depletion and climate change, and the need for collaboration if global climate action targets are to be met within the limited time available. Joining HRH The...

    2 Nov 2021

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    Statement from the Council on State Fragility about Sudan

    The IGC’s Council on State Fragility is deeply concerned about the military takeover in Sudan and the dissolution of the country’s transitional power-sharing government. The actions by security agencies are in direct violation of Sudan’s Constitutional Declaration and Sudanese citizens’ desire for peace, justice, democracy, and economic development. The...

    27 Oct 2021

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    Study finds COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is higher in low- and middle-income countries than in richer countries

    Study examines vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in 10 low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.  New research published in Nature Medicine reveals willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine was considerably higher in developing countries (80% of respondents) than in the United States (65%) and Russia (30%).  The study provides one of the first...

    19 Jul 2021

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    Remembering Patrick Musoke

    The IGC is saddened to learn that Patrick Musoke passed away on Thursday, 17 June 2021 in Kampala. Patrick Musoke was Deputy Director of Strategy Management and Business Development at the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), and a long-standing Policy Affiliate of the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative. As Deputy Director of Strategy at KCCA, he played a...

    21 Jun 2021

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    Using artificial intelligence to map African cities to improve services and infrastructure at low cost

    Technology used to map Lusaka, Zambia is replicable in other African cities to upgrade informal settlements and achieve sustainable urban expansion. Leading organisations Ordnance Survey (OS), the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) are responding to the challenges associated with urban growth, and the availability of...

    26 May 2021