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29. November 2013

Second BRICS Urbanisation Forum and third Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Forum held in Durban

The purpose of the meetings was to provide a platform for member countries to develop a common approach that will facilitate cooperation and exchange of information on urbanisation challenges.

The second BRICS Urbanisation Forum and third Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Forum was held from 26 to 29 November 2013, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre, Durban. The meetings were held under the theme “Towards Sustainable Urbanisation”.

The objectives of the conference were to coordinate efforts to learn from best practices and access available technologies to better manage and plan for the rapid rate of urbanisation in the BRICS partner countries.

The event provided a platform for networking and exchanging of ideas. It brought together senior government leaders and officials, city managers, urban development managers and other important stakeholders from around the world.

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