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"Local partnerships are key"

Interview with Mariam Yunusa on the importance of SDG localisation



During the Habitat III conference in 2016, for the first time, African Heads of State spoke with one voice on the issue of urbanisation. How was that position achieved? Why is localisation so important for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Mariam Yunusa, former Director of the World Urban Forum, shared her views with sef: on the occasion of the Bonn Symposium 2017 and draws the picture of what a truly sustainable city would look like.

The interview is also available as a video:

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