The International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Development (ICCCASU) is an international Think-Tank for exchange and cooperation on issues relating to sustainable urban development. Focusing on Canada, China and Africa, occurring every two years and rotating between the three regions, ICCCASU brings together politicians, policymakers, scholars, practitioners, and others to share research and best practices on sustainable urbanisation through a series of conferences and training workshops. Founded in 2014 as a joint initiative of UN-Habitat and the University of Ottawa, it has since expanded to include a consortium of Canadian universities (University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Université de Montréal and McGill University). To date, ICCCASU has staged two conferences. ICCCASU I, which attracted 200 attendees, was held in Ottawa, Canada in 2015 while ICCCASU II, a 500-person forum staged in conjunction with the government of Cameroon, was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 2017. Planning is underway for ICCCASU’s third forum, to be held in China in 2019.
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