Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Sustainable urbanisation launch event

15 June 2020



CLGF has joined with a number of organisations to deliver a series of events, focused on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth. 


With nearly 50% of the projected increase in the world’s urban population by 2050 forecast to be in the Commonwealth, there has never been a more important time for members of the Commonwealth to come together to tackle the challenges of climate change and rapid urbanisation; challenges which have now been compounded by the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.


As part of the preparations for the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, that was due to be held in Kigali, Rwanda this month, CLGF has partnered with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Commonwealth Association of Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Planners, with support from The Prince’s Foundation, the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Local Government, the Commonwealth Engineers Council and others, to develop a call to action on sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth.


Launch event

Please join us for the Launch on Wednesday June 24th, 2020 12:00PM BST, 11:00AM UTC.


This inaugural event will kick-start the full programme of online webinars. With a message from HRH The Prince of Wales, the event is being chaired by Ms Dyan Currie, President of the Commonwealth Association of Planners, with contributions from:

  • Hon Claver Gatete, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda;
  • Mr Kalim Siddiqui, President, Commonwealth Association of Architects
  • Dr Joanna Newman MBE, Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth Universities; and 
  • CLGF's Chairperson, Rev Mpho Moruakgomo.


The launch will be immediately followed by the first in the series of webinars, in which the key findings of the Survey of the Built Environment Professions in the Commonwealth will be presented by Mr Peter Oborn, Senior Vice President at the Commonwealth Association of Architects, followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the United Kingdom, India, Australia and Uganda.


How to register

Numbers for this event are limited, so please register as soon as possible to ensure that you have the opportunity to contribute to the discussions. To register for the launch event, fill the following registration form by 20th June:

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The event will also be streamed live on YouTube.


More information will be provided about the future webinars that we believe will be of direct relevance to CLGF members and local government stakeholders. Keep looking at our website.




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