Université de Bordeaux

Timetable & learning outcomes

The program consists of 5 half-day sessions of distance training. Course content will provide 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.

Tentative program

Please note: the schedule is presented in Central European Summer Time (CEST). Some self-guided work may be required throughout the summer school.

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

Governance 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


Thérèse N'dri-Yoman

 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 

Throughout the course, participants learn in a variety of ways thanks to:

› Lectures and discussions with experts on major development and sustainability issues for African cities over the next ten years;

› Multi- and interdisciplinary discussions and debates on diverse policy and development sectors (health, food security, urban governance, technology, climate and environment, etc.) and on interventions towards reaching the SDGs in these fields;

› Collaboration within a multidisciplinary group on an interdisciplinary project (health, demographics, economics, political approaches) that addresses a key topic for sustainable African cities. 

Participants will have access to the most recent data and knowledge, as well as fresh insights into public policy processes, development challenges, and interdisciplinary interventions aiming to reach the SDGs in African contexts. They will also have the opportunity to interact and connect with the experts, researchers and professors present.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to students upon completion of the course.

Program may be subject to change.