Pavilions of African countries: Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania
Theme: Cities of Discoveries and Harmony
National Pavilion Day: Sept. 9th
Kenya Pavilion showcases its rich wild animal resources, wonderful landscape, fertile land and unique urban styles. It also presents the harmonious relation between cities and nature, as well as the problems in its urban development.
Theme: Tradition and Modern Cities
National Pavilion Day: Oct. 4th
Focusing on the theme of ‘Tradition and Modern Cities’, Lesotho Pavilion displays the integration course of its traditional Basotho culture and modern urban life. Lesotho Pavilion has two exhibition areas: the Lesotho Cottage and the Central Square.
Theme: A Safe City Is a Peaceful City
National Pavilion Day: Aug. 23rd
By displaying the efforts of the government and the people, Liberia Pavilion intends to show the country’s readiness for renaissance, happiness for regaining peace, and great confidence in the future. Liberia has a large amount of rainfall. Using ‘water’ as an elemental trace, Liberia Pavilion presents a nation with favorable geographical location, beautiful natural environment and ingenious people.
Theme: Living Naturally: Diversified Ecology–Culture–Development – Tourism
National Pavilion Day: May 30th
Madagascar is the country with the world largest number of endemic plants and animal species. Modernization and globalization have had little impact on the ecological environment of this country. Madagascar Pavilion is dedicated to showing the country’s culture, and the modernized lifestyle in the cities and peripheral countryside.
Theme: Malawi – A Smart Choice for a Better Life
National Pavilion Day: Jul. 14th
Malawi Pavilion will showcase the country’s experience and solutions concerning urban regeneration, cultural carrying-on, economic transformations, urban-rural relations, and environmental changes and urban responsibilities.
Theme: Prosperity of Urban Economy
National Pavilion Day: May 31st
Mali Pavilion tries to illustrate what is a better city: nurtured by the heritage of brilliant ancient civilization, the Malian people of different ethnic groups are strongly united. The pavilion showcases Mali’s culture, arts, handicrafts and tourism resources, as well as the hospitality of the Malian people.
Theme: Paradox between Ancient and Modern Cities of Mauritania
National Pavilion Day: Jul. 19th
Mauritania Pavilion exhibits the dialogue between two different kinds of cities: the ancient desert cities, regarded as treasure, with traditional lifestyle and the modern city of Nouakchott.