GreenCape's Alternative Service Delivery Unit (ASDU) is working with different informal settlements to improve their access to basic services. This episode explores the ASDU, principles of co-design in asset based community development, and the impact of this and other ASDU project partnerships.
About Reshmi Joseph Wolvers
With degrees in Architecture and Sustainable Development, Reshmi Wolvers is an ambitious young woman who has modelled her career on her commitment to sustainability, access to energy, and diversity. At GreenCape, she serves as a Project Manager in the Energy programme, primarily managing their alternative service delivery-related projects and the energy team's efforts in the Mpumalanga region.
About Jack Radmore
Jack has a background in business sciences, finance and sustainable development. Jack is responsible for the strategic direction of GreenCape's energy and finance activities in South Africa in his current role. He specialises in renewable energy, innovation management, informal settlement upgrading and innovative finance. In 2019/20, Jack was selected as one of the Top 200 Inspirational Young South Africans, a Mandela Washington Leadership Fellow, and 100 Young Mandelas of the Future.
Episode 6 of the Series focussing on urban governance and how to get it right in managing urban growth in towns and cities in Kenya. Show guest: Dennis Abuya is a Registered Physical Planner currently working with the County Government of Kiambu. He holds a Master's Degree in Urban Management and a degree in Urban and Regional Planning - both from the University of Nairobi.Play Now
Bronwyn Williams is back and she shares 3 key trends for cities: Haha Cities, DIY Cities and Charter Cities. We also talk about private cities, the Metaverse, crypto trends affecting cities, strategies local governments can implement to do more with less for its people, book recommendations to help us navigate what lies ahead, and much more.Play Now
Executive Mayor Ald Annelie Rabie of Overstrand Municipality shares their commitment to social equity, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity. From innovative technological advancements and digitisation strategies to fostering private sector collaboration, we explore how the municipality is positioning itself for success in the face of challenges and opportunities.Play Now
Richard Gevers is the Founder of Open Cities Lab, a civic technology lab with a focus on the development of open data for application to urban challenges operating within cities in Africa. We explore many projects they are involved in, overcoming the general ‘fear of data’, how to improve public-private sector collaboration on Open Data, and how cities may change over the next 5 years.Play Now
Lisa Johansson is Green Economy Investment and Finance Liaison at Wesgro and GreenCape. Jarrod Lyon is Business Development Executive at Atlantis Special Economic Zone for Green Technologies. In episode 3 of the 10 episode Wesgro Series on Future Cities Africa we discuss: Attracting Investment Into the Green Economy and the Atlantis SEZ.Play Now