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Université de Bordeaux

Timetable & learning outcomes

This summer school consisted of 5 half-day sessions of distance training, providing participants with a critical and complementary analysis of the evolution of African cities over the past 20 years, as well as the challenges and opportunities for the next ten years in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, and especially SDG-11 on sustainable cities and communities.

Participants were expected to collaborate within multidisciplinary working groups on a multidisciplinary project or policy brief that addressed some of the unique challenges facing African cities.

The programme offered a variety of learning experiences, including: interactions with experts on major development issues for African cities over the next ten years, interactions within a multidisciplinary and international group of students, live distance learning sessions, distance group work, reverse teaching and oral presentations.



May 2nd


May 3rd


May 4th


May 5th 


May 6th

 13.00 - 14.00

Welcome and introduction 

13.00 - 14.00

Tutored group work

13.00 - 13.10


Fred Eboko,  Olivier Marcy

13.00 - 13.20


Tanguy Bernard

12.45 - 14.15

Oral presentations


14.00 - 14.30

Sustainable cities

Stéphanie Dos Santos

14.00 - 14.10


Giuliano Martiniello, Jérôme Porta, Eric Rougier

13.10 - 13.40

Lung health and air pollution

Chantal Raherison-Semjen

13.20 - 13.50

Improving diet quality: a food systems approach

Kaleab Baye

 14.30 - 15.00

Gouvernance and multi-ethnic cities in Ethiopia

Asnake Kefale


 14.10 - 14.50

Population dynamics in Africa

 Demographic trends in Africa: an overview

Christophe Bergouignan

The dynamics of African cities: what does Africapolis data say?

Enno Munzel

13.40 - 14.20

Air pollution in West African cities and co-benefit evaluation of strategies to reduce emissions of particulate contaminants: the case of Côte d'Ivoire

Véronique Yoboué

13.50 - 14.20

Can the world’s poor afford a healthy diet?

Kalle Hirvonen

14.15 - 14.30



 15.00 - 15.30


14.50 - 15.00


 14.20 - 14.40


14.20 - 14.40


14.30 - 16.00

Oral presentations


 15.30 - 16.00


Joanna Orne-Gliemann

15.00 - 15.30


Population dynamics and pendulum migrations in the metropolitan area of ​​Abidjan: the cases of Grand Bassam and Bingerville

Jean-Bérenger Wadja

14.40 - 15.20

Pollution and transport

André Meunié

14.40 - 15.10

The political economy of food crises and food riots in the MENA region

Giuliano Martiniello

 16.00 - 16.45

Introduction to group work

15.30 - 16.10

Making a living in African cities: rights, occupations and protections

Urban housing and human settlements policies in African cities

Diane Cachau

Social protection and social sustainability in African cities: systems, trends and policy challenges

Léo Delpy

15.20 - 15.40

Sociocultural factors and air pollution in Côte d’Ivoire: the case of Abidjan

Nicolas Brou

15.10 - 15.40

Measuring consumption in multi-purpose surveys

Hannah Ameye

16.00 - 16.30




 16.45 - 17.45

Tutored group work

16.10 - 16.30


15.40 - 16.40

Panel discussion

15.40 - 16.40

Panel discussion

16.30 - 17.00



16.30 - 17.30

Panel discussion

16.40 - 17.40

Tutored group work

16.40 - 17.40

Tutored group work

Expertise upon completion 

Participants had access to the most recent data and knowledge, as well as fresh insights into public policy processes, development challenges, and multidisciplinary interventions aiming to reach the SDGs in African contexts.