The International Federation of Landscape Architects is pleased to announce the formation of the IFLA Region of Africa. This new organization reflects the development and contribution of the profession of landscape architecture inAfrica. This new Region incorporates national associations from Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia are also represented through individual members.
The new Region was launched at the IFLA Africa Symposium on Landscape Architecture Education and Practice held at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology,Nairobi, Kenya on October 5 -7, 2011. Six African universities currently offer professional programmes in landscape architecture. The capacity for the landscape architecture is growing rapidly internationally with university degree programme numbers doubling in the past decade. Landscape architects are dedicated to the development of sustainable green infrastructure for cities and rural areas through public consultation; design; planning; and the conservation and management of landscapes.
The agenda for the Region will be formally presented at the IFLA World Congress to be held in Cape Town, South Africain September 2012.