This was a one-day public dialogue that focused on the challenges of urbanisation and development in Africa in the context of climate change. The dialogue involved local communities, urban planners, researchers, young scientists, policy makers and practitioners. It provided an opportunity for participants to explore various impacts of climate change on rapidly urbanizing areas in Africa. The dialogue provided an avenue where various initiatives addressing challenges of climate change on urban settings could be devised/ adopted and implemented. The dialogue was attended by a total of 320 participants from within Tanzania and beyond. The general discussion was preceded by key note addresses from eminent Scientists from Germany, Canada, U.S.A. and Tanzania. Their key note addresses were thematically based, setting a scene for a wider discussion by participants.