Joint teaching and research activities in Windhoek with SDGs GoGlocal! team

The “SDGs GoGlocal!”-team has spent a fruitful week in Windhoek Namibia to discuss current and future approaches towards co-productive and transdisciplinary learning in the context of Namibia.

Therefore, colleagues from IUSD Cairo and Stuttgart joined ongoing teaching activities at the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST). The reflection included questions of the integration of civil society actors such as the Namibian Housing Action Group into studio-based learning.

As part of their stay the team joined the “SDGs GoGlocal!”-Master Thesis Research Group that are currently in Namibia for a two-months field visit. We are excited to get insights from our first four IUSD Master students conducting their theses on topics of public space, economy, community resilience and gender sensitive planning in relation to informality and informal settlement upgrading in the context of Namibia.

The SDGs GoGlocal! project is a four years project between Windhoek, Cairo and Stuttgart funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in the program line “SDG partnerships”. It aims to strengthen translocal and transdisciplinary research and teaching in how to localise and ground the SDGs meaningfully in urban planning and development practice.