About Us

Ideas for Better Cities

The African Urban Institute is a nonprofit public policy organisation that seeks to improve the transformation of African cities towards prosperity, sustainability, inclusion and democratic governance. The Institute conducts in-depth research, provide policy advisory to municipalities, and build capacity of urban planning professionals. The research agenda and recommendations of African Urban Institute are rooted in open-minded inquiry and our experts represent diverse points of view.

What We Do

Since 2016, the African Urban Institute has been a leading voice in Africa, supporting the transformation of cities towards prosperity, sustainability and inclusiveness through research and advisory. From media appearances in major outlets, conferences, and book publishing to top‐​quality research and engagement African Urban Institute has transformed urban policymaking across Africa.

Research & Analysis

We are dedicated to help African cities develop strong environmental sustainability and resilience to combat climate change.

Policy & Advisory

We are dedicated to help African cities develop strong environmental sustainability and resilience to combat climate change.

Membership & Training

We are dedicated to help African cities develop strong environmental sustainability and resilience to combat climate change.

Our Purpose

Our dedication to support the transformation of African cities rest on four pillars.

Economic Prosperity

We believe successful transformation of African cities depend on their prosperity, the ability to provide for better livelihood.

Environmental Sustainability

We are dedicated to help African cities develop strong environmental sustainability and resilience to combat climate change.

Democratic Governance

We believe successful transformation of African cities depend on their prosperity, the ability to provide for better livelihood.

Social Inclusion

Prosperous societies are inclusive societies, we are determined to reduce inequalities in African cities through informed policymaking.

INVESTING IN IDEAS FOR BETTER CITIES

At African Urban Institute, we believe that high-quality, independent research is critical to addressing the pressing urbanisation challenges on a complex and dynamic continent, Africa. Your contribution helps make this important work possible. Thank you for your support.