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SymbioCity in ITP East Africa

Together with International Center for Local Democracy (ICLD), SKL International conducted an International Training Programme (ITP) based on SymbioCity. The overall objective of the programme was to strengthen the institutional capacity of local governments responsible for sustainable city development.

The main target group of the training programme was civil servants and decision makers in local governments as well as unions of local governments in Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Rwanda.


The participants were expected to have acquired improved knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Comprehension and use of relevant tools, techniques and processes to analyze the constantly changing complexity of urban areas
  • A thorough understanding of the concept of sustainable urban development and the inter-relationships between the areas of climate change, local economic development, gender equality and youth, urban planning, and management and change within the urban context
  • Understanding of the SymbioCity Approach, to support and foster sustainable urban
  • Key knowledge and skills to support multi-stakeholder and multi-level change processes within public sector institutions concerned with urban development urban