An international conference on urbanisation will hold in Yaounde from November 12 to December 14, 2017.
The information was shared to media practitioners in a press conference summoned this November 28, 2017 by the Minister of town planning and urban development Jean Claude Mbwentchou assisted in the exercise by the Minister of communication Issa Tchiroma Bakary.
Cameroon is the first African country hosting the international conference on Canadian Chinese and Africa Sustainable Urbanization ICCASU 2. The gathering is expected to bring together about 500 participants from a little close to 23 countries among which Canada and China.
Discussions to be observed under the theme ” smart urban development: From Local To Global Actions” is considered by the government as timely given the challenges faced by Cameroon in matters of town planning, urban mobility, slumps and sanitation.
It’s then expected that at the end of the conference, Cameroon will benefit in learning more about sustainable urbanization, a concept which could help in developing the country.
The ICCASU is an initiative powered by Canadian University lecturers concerned by issues relating to urbanization in Canada. The importance of their reflections triggered admiration from developing countries who massively attended the first ever conference organised in Canada in 2015.