Chuma Mbambo is an Urban Planner with experience working at the SA Cities Network, as a Smart Cities Research Consultant for The World Bank, and more.
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Chuma has a Masters Degree in Urban Management and Development, which specialised in Infrastructure and Smart Cities.
She believes that the interventions required to spatially and economically transform South African Human Settlements, particularly, previously disadvantaged black township areas, lie in the hands of their youth.
About the Bright Young Minds Show on Future Cities Africa
Africa has the youngest population in the world. By 2030, young Africans are expected to make up 42 percent of the world's youth and account for 75 percent of the those under age 35 in Africa.
Young peoples' experiences, ideas, choices and preferences help shape the future of cities.
The 'Bright Young Minds show' gives a voice to some of the brightest young minds to share their thought leadership, how they solve problems, their vision for future cities, how we can achieve this vision, and give hope to a younger generation.
Youth is the future of African cities.
Leslie Ndawana is Principal Officer and Chief Executive Officer at the National Fund for Municipal Workers (NFMW). The fund has approximately R23billion of assets under management.Play Now
Michael Webster is Executive Director for Water and Waste at City of Cape Town. We explore the City’s water strategy and key commitments, lessons from the 2018 water crisis, recent progress made, future thinking, new technologies, opportunities and challenges for private sector collaboration, and advice for cities grappling with water management.Play Now
Prof. Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha-Chipungu is a Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, SARChI Chair for Inclusive-Cities, and Academic Leader for Planning and Housing. We explore the challenges keeping us from inclusive cities, what can be done to solve the challenges, improving the role of local authorities in inter-governmental dialogues and how to build cities that respond to the people’s needs.Play Now
Sandile Mbatha is a Senior Manager responsible for Research and Policy Advocacy in eThekwini Municipality. We discuss how eThekwini is creating data driven, smart, liveable and caring cities.Play Now
Ronak Gopaldas is a Director at Signal Risk, an exclusively African risk advisory firm. His work focuses on the intersection of politics, economics, and business on the continent. We discuss the biggest economic challenges currently facing the African continent, how we’ll get to the predicted Mega Cities in Africa if the African Continental Free Trade Agreement will survive the pandemic, how Africa has managed the pandemic relative to other regions of the world, where Africa features in post-pandemic geopolitics and practical strategies Africa can implement to thrive in the post-pandemic world.Play Now