Localizing Urban-Rural Linkages Tools and Methodologies in Selected African Countries (EGM)
This Expert Group Meeting (EGM) is a continuation of the implementation of the UN Development Account (UNDA) funded project “Leaving No Place Behind – Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages in Africa”. The EGM brought together associated implementing partners, national/sub-national representatives (of each project country) and international experts. It served to define the Urban-Rural Linkages (URL) tools and capacity building programs (e.g.training programs and a platform to access information on the topic) that need to be further developed or adapted to best meet capacity development needs in Africa and other regions. The improved learning materials will hopefully support countries’ efforts to integrate Urban-Rural Linkages in existing or newly formulated policies, integrate them into regional and territorial development strategies/ plans, and consider cross-cutting issues such as human rights, rural-urban migration, youth and gender.