Urban Links Africa (ULA) has a great opportunity for up to 12 local experts to get involved and help develop innovative solutions in collaboration with our partnerships. 

The 7 challenges have been identified in collaboration with local stakeholder and validated through market analysis and research into commercial opportunities. 
 
South Africa 
1. Resilience in informal settlements (Cape Town) 
2. Urban Mobility (Johannesburg) 
3. Waste Management & Pollution (Durban) 

Kenya (challenges apply for Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu) 
1. Stormwater drainage / Flooding  
2. Solid Waste Management 
3. Pedestrian safety 
4. Public Transport Coordination 
 
If successful, you will be actively supporting 1-3 innovative SME partnerships over a 5 months period.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough, on-the-ground understanding of one of our challenge areas, meaning:  
  • You are already deeply involved in and passionate about finding solutions to one of the six urban challenges identified above.
  • Your advanced connections to local communities and organisations provide a great testing environment for the ULA partnerships.  
  • You have an in-depth experience of the problems, causes and impacts within one of the challenge areas. This includes the current on-the-ground initiatives and activities already taking place. 
  • You have a comprehensive knowledge of the policy and regulatory landscape of your city that relates to the challenge. You know what is possible and what is not. 
If you are interested in being a challenge owner, please complete the questions below. 

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Your location: City, country

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* 3. Email Address & Telephone Number

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* 4. Short Biography of yourself (100 word max)

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* 5. Current role / Organisation / Network (50 words Max)

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* 6. Please share some examples of your experience with a focus on one of the challenges. (200 words)

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* 7. What role do businesses and innovation play in solving these urban challenges? (200 words)

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* 8. Tell us a bit about your network and community connections. What kind of projects are you involved in and what learnings can you bring to the individual partnerships and Urban Links Africa project? (200 words)

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* 9. In a sentence, why are you right for this role? Would you be comfortable presenting and speaking at public events? (50 words)

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* 10. Do you want to receive further updates?

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