forms the backbone of functioning of cities and is core to many
of the municipal service responsibilities and operations, integrated
energy planning is a new concept to local governments in Africa,
as are sustainable energy programmes and projects. Many African
cities are experiencing severe energy related crises, or will
be in the near future, African cities also need to start implementing
carbon mitigation programmes. Sharing information and learning
from others is a key way to bridge the gap – a network can
facilitate this exchange as well as provide support for cities
to undertake energy projects and plans.
would particularly serve African cities, build on those things
that are common, build greater regional communication and ties
between African cities, it would be able to access information
from other City networks.