Join our first street indaba to explore how we can create a more child-friendly city at the street level. It will include reflections of how children and youth currently interact with streets, as places that work well for them, or don’t; showcasing of local initiatives that are helping to build an inclusive and sustainable city with children at the centre; and exchanging of ideas and knowledge for future planning and action. We are excited to be co-hosting the indaba with partners Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, Gauteng City-Region Observatory, Development Action Group, Childsafe and Western Cape on Wellness (WoW!).
The programme will include:
- Keynote speaker: Kirti Zala of aProCh from Ahmedabad in India
- Panel discussion with local panelists
- Fun and games
- World cafe session showcasing the work of local initiatives
- Walk to retrace the steps of children
Through a keynote presentation by Kirti Zala, Coordinator at aProCh (a Protagonist in every Child) - a community-based children’s advocacy initiative in Ahmedabad, India - the Street Indaba will consider how similar issues are being addressed internationally and how they can be adopted and adapted in Cape Town. The programme will also include an analysis of issues affecting children on South African streets; a panel discussion to explore what is required to create child-friendly streets, and a ‘world cafe’ session to showcase a variety of projects and initiatives simultaneously. Attendees will also have an opportunity to see the real issues in action, as they walk to a local primary school, retracing the steps of children along the main thoroughfare in Langa.
The indaba aims to bring together individuals and organisations who have an interest in children, youth and streets, to share ideas and strengthen relationships for future collaboration. In addition, to create an enabling environment for sharing of knowledge and experience between citizens, government officials and professionals.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested to participate in the world cafe session.
To confirm your attendance, please RSVP here by 5 September.
This indaba is part of Open Streets’ TUMI work which focuses on sustainable urban mobility
Image by aProCh taken at their Street Smart programme