• Sino-African Initiative

    • Addresses the manner in which Chinese, African, and U.S. cities can collaborate on economic development and urban poverty issues in Africa

 

  • Denver, Kunming, and Nairobi form one of three trilateral partnerships that are completing trilateral pilot projects that address the issue of urban poverty in Africa

 

  • Grant awarded by Sister Cities International

 

  • Revitalization of Madaraka Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya

Specific outcomes:

    1. Increased enrollment
    2. Accessibility for children with disabilities
    3. Hygienic bathrooms that increase disease prevention

 

  • Began in 2012 with one year of in-depth research including analysis, interviews, surveys, and discussions to understand key issue areas and create resources and guidelines

 

  • Concludes at the beginning of 2014 with a feasibility report focusing on best practices in creating Sino-African-U.S. trilateral sister city partnerships and multilateral cooperation for economic development and urban poverty alleviation programs

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