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Andrew Boraine

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Metropolitan Policy Program

Andrew Boraine has been involved in South Africa’s local government, urban and economic development and transition processes for the past 38 years, as student leader, activist, advisor, negotiator, government planner, city manager, chief executive, facilitator, partnership and partnering specialist, designer, communicator and writer.

Andrew is CEO of the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP), which facilitates issue-based and area-based partnering solutions aimed at strengthening the city and regional socio-economic development system.

Previously, for ten years, Andrew was Chief Executive of the Cape Town Partnership (CTP), a cross-sector partnership established in 1999 to coordinate the regeneration of the Cape Town Central City. He was part of leading Cape Town’s successful bid for World Design Capital 2014.

In 2002, Andrew conceptualized and coordinated the establishment of the South African Cities Network (SACN), a network of the major metropolitan regions in South Africa. He chaired the SACN Board for five years. Prior to this, he was City Manager of the City of Cape Town (1997-2001) and Deputy Director General in the national Department of Constitutional Development (1995-1997), where he helped to draft the local government chapter of the South African Constitution.

Andrew was Adjunct Professor and Advisory Board member at the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) for five years. The ACC operates as an interdisciplinary research and teaching program around the dynamics of urbanization in Africa and the global South. Andrew currently teaches on the subject of Partnering for Development in a number of Masters programs and is a member of the UCT Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Advisory Board.

Andrew served on the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for nine years, where he chaired the Infrastructure Delivery and Knowledge Management Committee. He currently chairs the Board of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington.

Andrew has been awarded a Practitioner Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre in Italy in March/April 2017 to research and write about the role of partnering and partnerships in steering and managing complex societal transitions, particularly in relationship to cities and urban development.

He is married with two children and lives in Cape Town.

Andrew Boraine has been involved in South Africa’s local government, urban and economic development and transition processes for the past 38 years, as student leader, activist, advisor, negotiator, government planner, city manager, chief executive, facilitator, partnership and partnering specialist, designer, communicator and writer.

Andrew is CEO of the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP), which facilitates issue-based and area-based partnering solutions aimed at strengthening the city and regional socio-economic development system.

Previously, for ten years, Andrew was Chief Executive of the Cape Town Partnership (CTP), a cross-sector partnership established in 1999 to coordinate the regeneration of the Cape Town Central City. He was part of leading Cape Town’s successful bid for World Design Capital 2014.

In 2002, Andrew conceptualized and coordinated the establishment of the South African Cities Network (SACN), a network of the major metropolitan regions in South Africa. He chaired the SACN Board for five years. Prior to this, he was City Manager of the City of Cape Town (1997-2001) and Deputy Director General in the national Department of Constitutional Development (1995-1997), where he helped to draft the local government chapter of the South African Constitution.

Andrew was Adjunct Professor and Advisory Board member at the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) for five years. The ACC operates as an interdisciplinary research and teaching program around the dynamics of urbanization in Africa and the global South. Andrew currently teaches on the subject of Partnering for Development in a number of Masters programs and is a member of the UCT Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Advisory Board.

Andrew served on the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for nine years, where he chaired the Infrastructure Delivery and Knowledge Management Committee. He currently chairs the Board of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington.

Andrew has been awarded a Practitioner Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre in Italy in March/April 2017 to research and write about the role of partnering and partnerships in steering and managing complex societal transitions, particularly in relationship to cities and urban development.

He is married with two children and lives in Cape Town.

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