CURLA will promote a synergetic and symbiotic urban-rural linkages (URL) approach in anchoring and deepening economically productive, socially inclusive, environmentally sensitive and spatially efficient sustainable development in the African region.
- University of Nairobi and UN-Habitat
The Centre for Urban-Rural Linkages in Africa (CURLA) was established on 17th February 2023. CURLA will take over all activities of a collaboration project on Covid-19 Impacts on Transportation of Food and Related Commodities in the Urban-Rural Nexus (COVID-19 ITFCURN) in five African countries” by the University of Nairobi and UN-Habitat, jointly with the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (Cameroon), Ministry of Housing in Niger State (Nigeria) Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis du Sénégal (Senegal), and University of Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe). The Centre will continue and upscale the initiatives of the COVID-19 ITFCURN project across the African region focusing on its broad mandates of inculcating the role and function of urban-rural linkages (URL) in sustainable development in all its forms.