How everyday politics shapes the way African cities are run
Social capital and community engagement are key to building resilient cities and combating climate change
Cyclone Idai tore through Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique and devastated local communities. Hundreds were killed and more than a million people were displaced.
Much of this devastation occurred in southern Africa’s rapidly growing coastal cities. The city of Beira in Mozambique, which faces rising sea water, was nearly wiped out entirely.
How do African cities grow and develop in a sustainable way to confront climate change?