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Beyond Declarations – A Question of Localization

The mobilization of global climate actions in Bonn, Germany, which hosted the COP23, November 6th - 17th, provided a unique opportunity for UCLG Africa to highlight activities that have made African local governments, cities and territories an important global partner in the drive to achieve long term goals set by the Paris Agreement

2017 is ending with a flurry of activities across key global agendas, none more important than new models for action that integrate issues of Climate Change with the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The mobilization of global climate actions in Bonn, Germany, which hosted the COP23, November 6th - 17th,…

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Leaders of local and regional governments of Africa and Europe send a strong message to the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29 and 30 November 2017

150 leaders of local and regional governments from African and European Union met in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 27 November 2017 in the framework of AU-EU Summit where the theme was investing in youth for a sustainable future. The meeting was organized under the patronage of the Prime Minister of…

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17th Session of the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa: Morocco to host Africities Summit 2018

Members of the Executive Committee were informed that the City of Brazzaville (Congo) had withdrawn and would no longer host the summit, due to the current financial difficulties that the country is experiencing

The 17th Session of the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa (http://AfriqueLocale.org) was held on 24 November 2017 at Afrikland Hotel of Grand -Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire). The deliberations were chaired by Mr. Christian Roger Okemba, Mayor of Brazzaville (Congo), Vice President of UCLG Africa for the Central Africa Region. The opening…

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17th Session of the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa in Grand-Bassam

The official opening ceremony of the meeting will be chaired by His Excellency, Mr. Sidiki Diakité, Hon. Minister of Home Affairs of Ivory Coast

UCLG Africa (http://AfriqueLocale.org) will hold the 17th session of its Executive Committee on November 24, 2017 at the Afriland Hotel, Grand-Bassam (Ivory Coast). The meeting is organized with the support of the Assembly of Regions and Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (ARDCI) and the Union of Cities and Local Governments of…

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Abidjan hosts the 1st Africa - Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments

The Forum will discuss key issues such as economic development and employment, investment in youth, migration and human mobility, climate change and access to energy

Abidjan, the economic capital of the Republic of Ivory Coast, will host the First Africa-Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments at the Abidjan District Hotel on November 27, 2017. The Forum will be organized as part of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa - http://AfriqueLocale.org)…

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Launch of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force

Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa, stated the intention of the Task Force to bring together, within the same ecosystem, the various stakeholders working with climate issues

The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 -17 2017, provided the framework for the launch of the UCLG Africa (www.AfriqueLocale.org/en) Climate Task Force and the presentation of its members to the political authorities…

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Establishment of the African Cities Development Fund (ACDF)

The Fund aims to enable cities to issue bonds on the national and international capital markets

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.AfriqueLocale.org/en) organized a two-day workshop on the establishment of the African Cities Development Fund (ACDF), October 30-31, 2017 at the Hotel Rabat in Morocco. The workshop proceeded work that was carried out after the conference, “Funding African cities: agenda, alliances and…

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National Support Workshop for the implementation of the economic dimension of decentralization in Morocco

The purpose of the study is to develop a methodology offering the opportunity to the local governments of Morocco to have at their disposal a local economic development steering tool for the promotion of economic activities and employment

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (www.AfriqueLocale.org/en) will organize in cooperation with the High Planning Commission (www.HCP.ma) of Morocco, on November 2, 2017 at Hotel Sofitel Rabat ‘Jardin des Roses’, a national support workshop for the implementation of the economic dimension of decentralization in Morocco. This workshop is one…

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Training workshop for the first cohort of the Pan African Local Government Peer Review Team

The Pan African Peer Review Program ambitions to bring a local and territorial perspective to the African Peer Review Mechanism of the African Union

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.AfriqueLocale.org/en) shall organize from 1 to 2 November 2017 at Rive Hotel (Rabat, Morocco), a training workshop for the first cohort of the members of Pan African Local Government Peer Review Team. The Pan African Peer Review Program is set up…

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4th World Forum on Local Economic Development: African Local Governments to examine the informal economy and climate change

The theme of the 4th edition is, "The contributions of local economic development to the implementation of the 2030 development program"

The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), October 17-20, 2017. Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI…