In this section you can find the presentations made, the research papers discussed and various multimedia outputs from each day of the conference.

To submit a presentation or photo please contact the conference team.

The first day of the conference will explore the SAIC research in depth, allowing for key themes to be unpacked and the research to be situated alongside other research into urban violence. The second and third day of the conference will focus on the implications of the findings for interventions, policy and practice to prevent and reduce urban violence.

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Summary of #SAICx17

The Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange was held between 29-31 of May in Nairobi, Kenya. View the conference’s Shorthand Social story to view photos of the event and find out more about the key research themes discussed.  


Visual recording of SAICx17

The Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange 2017 proceedings were captured in a visually compelling banner during the conference. Illustrator Jorge Martin captured the key themes, statistics and discussions in a colourful and accessible graphic recording.

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SAICx17 Radio Shows

The African Leadership Centre recorded a number of radio shows at the Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange 2017. Listen to all of the recordings on the ALC Radio webpage. Or listen to episodes individually by following these links to Soundcloud: Jennifer Salahub on Safe and Inclusive Cities in Africa and the Developing World Mutuma Ruteere […]


Day 1 Research Roundup

40 cities; 16 countries; 15 research teams presenting 5 years’ research.  Day One was always going to be a busy day! It set the scene for what promises to be a lively exchange between more than 100 actors – researchers, policymakers and practitioners  –  who have been brought together to hear about the latest cutting-edge evidence on what’s […]

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Countdown to #SAICx17

There is less than one week to go until the conference begins! View the conference’s Shorthand Social story to find out more about the key research themes and how you can get involved:


What is your #safecities solution?

The Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange will bring together policymakers, practitioners and researchers

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Download the conference app

The conference app is now available for download on both Android and Apple operating systems. The SAIC Exchange 2017 app will allow participants at the conference to access up to date schedules, download various multimedia outputs and easily participate in social media conversations using the event hashtag #SAICx17. The app will issue notifications, allow participants to […]



There are a number of ways you can participate in and contribute to the Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange 2017. How to get involved on social media: Join the digital conversation and follow the research findings across social media using the hashtag #SAICx17. Tweet to and follow the conference Twitter handle @SAICx17. Join the ‘My […]

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SAIC Impact Stories

The Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange 2017 will present the findings of the SAIC research program and discuss how they relate to interventions, policy and practice. The research program has focused on what works and what does not work to reduce and prevent urban violence.


Amite Bhide, SAIC researcher based at CEPT University in India shares her most interesting research findings in this video interview.

“Cities are not just for money or for profit, they are for people”- Amita Bhide @TISSpeak #SAICx17 pic.twitter.com/5MtOP5Q5vi

— Safe&InclusiveCities (@SAICx17) May 30, 2017

Richard Matzopoulos, SAIC researcher based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa shares his most interesting research findings in this video interview.

Giving people access to good infrastructure & opportunities is a viable #safecities solution- Richard Matzopoulos #SAICx17@UCT_newspic.twitter.com/OBmqQ6E6Yl

— Safe&InclusiveCities (@SAICx17) May 29, 2017

Tatiana Moura, SAIC researcher based at Instituto Promundo in Brazil shares her most interesting research findings in this video interview.

Nonviolence can be transmitted through generations, by practices such as parental leave – Tatiana Moura, @Promundo_US #SAICx17 #safecities pic.twitter.com/RS0Rwz6OtU

— Safe&InclusiveCities (@SAICx17) May 30, 2017

Juan Pablo Pérez Sáinz, SAIC researcher based at FLASCO in Costa Rica shares his views on how research can make cities safer.

We have to challenge the assumptions we are working in. That there is one organised community- Juan Pablo Pérez Sáinz #SAICx17 #safecities pic.twitter.com/ohp1jX0MOq

— Safe&InclusiveCities (@SAICx17) 31 May 2017

Ignacio Cano, SAIC research from the ERJ in Brazil share his research findings and safe cities solution.

There is no direct correlation between social cohesion & violence in cities in the global south unlike the north- Ignacio Cano #SAICx17 pic.twitter.com/4dwJjlcQ6h

— Safe&InclusiveCities (@SAICx17) May 31, 2017

Margarita Puerto Gómez, from the World Bank shares her interpretation of the SAIC research and why it is important.

Cities are about people, we need this new approach- Margarita Puerto Gómez, @WBG_Cities #SAICx17 #safecities pic.twitter.com/v8JZwpmNci

— Safe&InclusiveCities (@SAICx17) May 31, 2017

Hugo Van der Mewre, SAIC researcher from the CSRV in South Africa shares how the SAIC program has changed him as a researcher and the wider applicability of the emerging solutions.

These solutions have potential beyond our local cities or national borders #SAICx17 #safecities @HvdMerwe1 @_CSVR pic.twitter.com/OtWMeIj9l4

— Safe&InclusiveCities (@SAICx17) May 31, 2017

Caroline Moser, Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester and adviser to the SAIC research project shares her views on where SAIC research can add to the agenda and her safe cities solution.

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