CSR Netherlands launches new community TwentyOne

TwentyOne is a new online and offline international network of businesses, governments and citizens. They bring together public support, specific capabilities and innovation to create solutions for complex urban issues.

CSR Netherlands launches this network of ‘changemakers’ as a follow up to the ICSR programme around Sustainable Urban Development, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Fund for Creative Industry.

Cities are the areas of big social issues. Governments alone cannot solve these. Citizens, the private sector and governments will have to work together in this. During the CSR Netherlands New Year’s event on January 21st various parties connected to TwentyOne.

DASUDA is an active partner of CSR Netherlands and collaborates with great pleasure to the TwentyOne network with projects like Kumasi Circular Town in Ghana and Kajjansi Market in Kampala, Uganda. Read more about this challenge on the TwentyOne community!

Want to get involved in TwentyOne?

Are you aware of a challenge or solution for your own or any other city? Create a profile on www.twentyone.futureproof.community and find partners to further your mission.


RAIN Project Kenya started!

Although parts of Kenya have seen enough rain in the past period the start of the RAIN project was welcomed by many of the County governments of Uasin Gishu and Kiambu, the two counties partnering with the Dutch Government and DASUDA in this project. The RAIN project is an abbreviation of Regional Agro Industrial Networks and focuses on How planning can be beneficial to leverage economic development in the relation between rural agriculture and urban industries. RAIN is not only looking at the high scale levels, but has a specific objective to work through the various scales to showcase the concrete outcome of a tangible project. This can be for instance a consolidation centre where raw materials from the region are being delivered, stored, processed, packed and shipped from. The exact business case will be derived from the planning process, the potentials in the region and the demand of local parties and interest by investors from Kenya and beyond. In the first stage workshop in November the two year program was started in each County in mutual collaboration between the Kenyan and Dutch partners by spending a day talking through process, objectives, available data and knowledge and a second day visiting various location of interest in the County. The demonstrated passion of our partners enthuse us to make planning a driving force in economic prosperity in these places.

Dutch, Nigerian experts plan Lagoon city basin development scheme

In a novel move to tackle the challenges associated with Lagos lagoon, a Netherlands-based alliance of 11 companies and two universities known as DASUDA- Alliance for Sustainable Urban Development in Africa, has entered into partnership with a team of Nigerian experts to recreate the Lagoon as a vital heart of Lagos.

Read the full story of the Lagoon City Project published today in The Guardian Nigeria at this link: www.ngrguardiannews.com