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African Urban Institute has been a forum for dialogue, rigorous analysis and solutions-based ideas for urbanisation. In a time of rapid urbanisation in Africa, our role is more important than ever. Your support is vital to our mission, helping governments and societies build cities that are more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive.

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Why African Urban Institute

At a time when governments, business and civil society seem to lurch from crisis to crisis, African Urban Institute experts help find practical, enduring solutions to the challenges of rapid urbanization in Africa. With the increasing dynamism and complexity, the sound and empirical approach that African Urban Institute experts bring are more important than ever.

Our annual fund is a vital source of unrestricted income that supports our mission, daily operations and activities. Every donation helps us:

  • Sustain our independence;
  • Convene events with the world’s thought leaders;
  • Communicate our ideas to new and diverse audiences;
  • Empower the next generation of policy makers.

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African Urban Institute membership is essential if you are passionate about urbanisation affairs, high quality research and open debate.

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We can help your organization understand complex urbanisation issues through collaboration and tailored experiences.

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