This is the fifth blog in our series summarising the experience of the SUEUAA team in Manila, the Philippines.

During our time in Manila, we were given the opportunity to see some of the city to further our understanding  of some of the issues facing one of SUEUAA’s case study locations, including informal settlements and traffic congestion which were cited in many of the presentations given during the SUEUAA symposium.  We also saw some of Manila’s many baranguays, and witnessed the informal economy of street, or roadside, vendors.

One of the key elements of the Manila meeting was the knowledge exchange capacity of the meeting- particularly for the SUEUAA partners to highlight and discuss the issues facing their city, and also how their University is engaged in the Third Mission to seek to create solutions to these global challenges.

One of the key elements of the Manila meeting was the knowledge exchange capacity of the meeting- particularly for the SUEUAA partners to highlight and discuss the issues facing their city, and also how their University is engaged in the Third Mission to seek to create solutions to these global challenges.

We are delighted to present the finalised programme for the next SUEUAA international forum on strengthening urban engagement in universities in Africa and Asia. The event is to be held at Philippine Normal University on the 28th-29th of August 2018. Up to this point we have 86 delegates registered coming from seven countries. If you cannot attend the event, please follow our hashtag #EngagingCities and look out for our blogposts related to the meetings.