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Informing Urban Policy Decisions using Better Data in Zambia
This is the second of three sessions in support of the Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation in the Commonwealth that has been developed jointly by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Association of Architects, the Commonwealth Association of Planners and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, with support from the Government of Rwanda and The Prince’s Foundation.

Informal settlements make up over 54% of the urban population in Africa, with profound consequences in terms of health & well-being, prosperity and environmental impact, plus the fact that retrofitting infrastructure is three time more expensive. In Lusaka, Zambia, an urbanisation plan is needed to better target investment in critical infrastructure and services, upgrading informal settlements to provide for the most vulnerable residents. But how do policy makers make informed decisions? And quickly? Working with the IGC and CAA, Ordnance Survey produced detailed data in a few weeks so that policy makers could start to ensure a more resilient urban future for Lusaka and its residents. We also discuss tools that can help nations measure their progress against SDGs and help with their resilient recovery from COVID-19.

In this session we will hear from:
* Mr Andy Wilson, Region Director, Africa, Ordnance Survey, UK
* Ms Juliet Ezechie, Head of International, Ordnance Survey, UK
* Mr Joseph Minango, Ministry of Lands Survey General, Survey Department, Zambia (TBC)
* Lt Col Francis Ngabo, Rwanda Space Agency, Rwanda
* Ms Meembo Nchimunya Changula, Principal Planner - Forward Planning, Ministry of Local Government, Zambia

Ample time will be given for Q&A. Due to the capacity of the zoom webinar we recommend you join 5-10 minutes early for each session so that you are guaranteed a place. The event will also be simultaneously live streamed to Vimeo. The recording will be uploaded on our website as soon as possible following the session.

Jul 6, 2021 12:30 PM in London

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