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2021 Summer Fellowship Projects Brief

The CCI Summer Fellowship exposes participants to academic and real-life urban discourse. This document, through several Project Briefs, overviews the proposed projects of the 2021 CCI Fellows.

The CCI Summer Fellowship is open to graduate students and young professionals from the Global South with expertise in urban development. The fellowship is a ten day program with the first three days dedicated to learning about charter cities, and the next seven days dedicated to self-directed projects with mentorship from CCI staff. Particularly impressive Fellows may have their project ideas selected to be further developed, funded, and published by CCI.

The Fellowship exposes participants to academic and real-life urban discourse. Fellows are connected with top leaders in the field and with several of CCI’s partner organizations, from mainstream academic scholars, to tech startups, to international development specialists.

This document, through several Project Briefs, overviews the proposed projects of all CCI Fellows. The projects are a work in progress. Both “Spatial Manifestation of Self-Governance Groups” and “An Introductory Guide to Aspects of Charter City Financing in the Global South” will be sponsored by CCI for longer term mentorship.

The objectives of “Spatial Manifestation of Self-Governance Groups” are to: Gauge the economic, social and political potential of self-initiated community organizations,  understand the capacity of community organizations to strengthen urban service delivery and management equitably and sustainably, and more. While “An Introductory Guide to Aspects of Charter City Financing in the Global South” is primarily geared towards High Net-Worth individuals and Investors who are interested in investigating asset ownership in charter cities in the Global South.

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