Short goal: Promote sustainable cities through trainings, pilot cases, etc… Adopt a systemic approach to cities' issues and extract methodologies for scaling up solutions
Short deadline: NA
Long goal: Promote sustainable cities through trainings, pilot cases, etc… Adopt a systemic approach to cities' issues and extract methodologies for scaling up solutions.
Progress: Training sessions, workshops, raising awareness events, pilot cases, etc. have already been implemented within the framework of this initiative, especially in the African countries. A particular example is the training module for African professionals in the built environment organised by ENERGIES 2050, in partnership with the Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD) and the African School of Architects and Urban professions (EAMAU – Ecole Africaine des Métiers de l’Architecture et de l’Urbanisme). This training is being delivered in 14 Sub Saharan African countries. ENERGIES 2050 was responsible for defining the educational program and gives several lectures on different topics regularly. This region-wide training program is complemented by nationally led courses. The fourth regional session of this training took place in 2015/2016.
The Francophonie’s Initiative for Sustainable cities encourages links between cities and the exchange of best practice as well as the implementation of innovative and sustainable concrete solutions for cities that can be replicated elsewhere. The purpose of this initiative is to give a systematic approach to the implementation of sustainable development in cities that is practical, adaptable, transparent and comparable. This new approach is, in practice, like building a puzzle (the strategy) in which each piece (component topics and actions) is independent and essential but only useful when connected to the others as part of a planned, optimized and coherent organization.