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The Africa-Europe Mayors' Dialogue

The Africa-Europe Mayors’ Dialogue is a platform of African and European mayors working together to deliver innovative and practical solutions for inclusive growth and sustainable urban development in and between their cities.

Initiated in 2020 by the mayors of Freetown and Milan, today participating cities include Abidjan, Accra, Agadez, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bologna, Bristol, Dakar, Durban, Entebbe, Grenoble, Helsinki, Kampala, Kanifing, Kigali, Lisbon, Mannheim, Maputo, Montpellier, Monrovia, Paris, Tunis and Zürich.

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Illustration of Freetown City Council’s solid waste management workforce and programme
This case study looks at the approaches and innovations of private sector waste management companies, including in relation to their access to finance. The focus is on Freetown Waste Transformers (FWT), chosen for its pioneering role as a waste-to-energy company in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and its successful experiences leveraging both public and private investment.

Creative Cities

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Mayors' voices

In the media

Al Jazeera Balkans - Marta Foresti on city to city creative collaborations

The Mayors' Dialogue founder discusses the aspirations of creatives in cities worldwide and why moving, visiting and sharing is so central to creative practices.'

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Show Studio - Julian Knxx discusses On Freedom of Movement (wi de muv)

The award-winning artist on how ODI's research led to a film commission that's being selected for film festivals worldwide.

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  1. Urbanisation and human mobility: fact sheets

    Briefing/policy papers