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Workshop on “Urban Governance for Health” in Nairobi, Kenya

UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) participated in the Workshop “Urban Governance for Health” in Nairobi, Kenya, 19-20 May, 2015, convened by the United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). The workshop discussed how to strengthen urban governance frameworks, policies, processes and tools to protect and promote health in sustainable ways. These governance challenges warrant in-depth inquiry and analysis by policy experts and practitioners from the public and private sectors as well as civil society. Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, UNU-IAS Senior Research Fellow, presented the paper “Urban Agriculture for Improving Health and Tackling Climate Change in African Cities: Governance Gaps and Opportunities in Accra, Ghana”. The workshop brought together relevant stakeholders from civil society, academic, research and policy communities to stimulate, review, and synthesize new thinking, share and document good governance practices for urban health from around the world, particularly focusing on countries in Africa, South and East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.