URTZ 2017

Date and Time

Tue, May 30, 2017, 9:00 AM –

Fri, Jun 2, 2017, 5:00 PM EAT


Please register for individual days.

From May 30th through June 2nd, the World Bank, DfID, and GFDRR will jointly host a conference on urban resilience and green urban development at the historic National Museum in Dar es Salaam. This conference will serve as an official launch for the Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme – a partnership between the World Bank and DfID aimed at supporting the Government of Tanzania in its efforts to improve the country’s resilience to climate and disaster risk.

The first two days of this conference will give stakeholders and interested citizens an opportunity to be informed on the wide portfolio of urban resilience projects currently operating or soon to be implemented under the urban resilience umbrella, featuring high-level speakers and plenaries as well as training events on tools and best practices.

The final two days will consider the impact of urbanization on the environment in Africa and measures that can be undertaken to promote a more harmonious relationship between the built and natural environments within African cities. Recent research and analysis undertaken on this crucial but under-examined area will be presented, and important initiatives which African cities have begun to take to put themselves on a more sustainable development trajectory will be discussed.

An expo area will be open throughout the event with interactive exhibits highlighting urban resilience and green urban development initiatives from across the region.



National Museum, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania