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    • 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development: African Local Governments to examine the informal economy and climate change [1]
    • 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development: African Local Governments to examine the informal economy and climate change [2]
    • 4e Forum Mondial sur le Développement Economique Local : Les collectivités territoriales d’Afrique se penchent sur l’économie informelle et le changement climatique [1]
    • 4e Forum Mondial sur le Développement Economique Local : Les collectivités territoriales d’Afrique se penchent sur l’économie informelle et le changement climatique [2]
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    • The key positions of local and regional governments on local economic development
    • Les positions clés des gouvernements locaux et régionaux sur le développement économique local
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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…

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    • Sale Forum: African Local Government Academy, center of excellence for the training and capacity building of Local Elected Officials and Senior Staff of African Local Governments [1]
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    • Sale Forum: African Local Government Academy, center of excellence for the training and capacity building of Local Elected Officials and Senior Staff of African Local Governments [3]
    • Sale Forum: African Local Government Academy, center of excellence for the training and capacity building of Local Elected Officials and Senior Staff of African Local Governments [4]
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    • First Forum of Local Government Managers and Training Institutes targeting local governments in Africa
    • Premier Forum des Managers Territoriaux et des Instituts de Formation
    • Premier Forum des Managers Territoriaux et des Instituts de Formation ciblant les Collectivités Territoriales en Afrique
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Sale Forum: African Local Government Academy, center of excellence for the training and capacity building of Local Elected Officials and Senior Staff of African Local Governments

The forum was attended by more than 400 participants from 58 countries, of which 46 were from countries in Africa

The first forum for local government officials and managers of training institutions who offer training for African local governments took place at the Campus of the International University of Rabat (UIR), located at the Technopolis of Salé (Morocco) on September 18-20, 2017. The forum was dedicated to the theme, "Human Resources…

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1st Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting Local Governments in Africa

The Forum will be organized from 18 to 21 September 2017 at UIR

In partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM), the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Municipal Councils (AMPCC), the International University of Rabat (UIR); and United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.AfriqueLocale.org) is organizing within the…

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African Decentralization Day 2017: Creating Opportunities for Our Youth

The persistence of conflicts and wars on the continent continues to fuel uncertainty for the resolve of African leaders to strive and propose a better life for the youth and future generations

This year 2017, the theme of the African Union Decentralization Day celebrated today 10 August is “Youth Participation”. At the Local Government and UCLG Africa (www.AfriqueLocale.org) levels, we translate this as “Investing in Youth”. It seems we are stating the obvious. According to the US Census Bureau in 2010, 63%…

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    • The Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet), stakeholders of the fight against climate change (1)
    • The Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet), stakeholders of the fight against climate change (2)
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The Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet), stakeholders of the fight against climate change

90 City Chief Technical Officers (CTOs) from 41 African countries took part in the meeting that witnessed the election of the members of the governing team of the ‘Africa TechNet’ Network, for a three year term of office

On the initiative of United Cities and Local governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.AfriqueLocale.org) the Constituent General Assembly of the Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa (Africa TechNet) was held from 03 to 05 July 2017 at Ivotel Hotel, of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). 90 City…

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    • First General Assembly of the Network of Chief Technical Officers of Cities and Territories of Africa “Africa TechNet”
    • Première Assemblée Générale du Réseau des Directeurs des Services Techniques des Villes et Territoires d’Afrique "Africa TechNet"
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Abidjan hosts the Inaugural General Assembly for the network of Chief Technical Officers of the cities and territories of Africa (Africa TechNet)

This training will be the first response by UCLG Africa to requests from African local governments to strengthen their capacities in the implementation of the Paris Accord on Climate Change

In collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Security of the Republic of Ivory Coast; the Union of Towns and Municipalities of Ivory Coast (UVICOCI); and the Association of Regions of Ivory Coast (ARDCI), United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.AfriqueLocale.org) will organize the Inaugural General Assembly for the network of…

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    • Khalifa Ababacar Sall, Mayor of Dakar
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    • Motion de Solidarité à M. Khalifa Ababacar Sall, maire de Dakar
    • Motion of solidarity with Mr. Khalifa Ababacar Sall, Mayor of Dakar
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16th Session of the Executive Committee of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)

The committee approved the accounts of UCLG Africa with revenue standing at 4,595,235 Euros and expenses standing at 4,050,974 Euros, resulting in a closing balance of 544,261 Euros

On May 29 and 30, 2017, the 16th Session of the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa (www.UCLGA.org) was held at the hotel “La Tour Hassan” in Rabat (Morocco). The proceedings were chaired by Mr. Hugues Ngouélondélé, Mayor and MP for the city of Brazzaville (Congo), and Vice President of UCLG Africa for…

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Upcoming Implementation of an ecosystem to enable local authorities in Africa to access climate finance

The goal of the workshop was to initiate a process of implementation of an ecosystem bringing together all relevant players, so that African local authorities are able to submit applications that are eligible to climate finance, and in particular to the Green Climate Fund

The Pan-African organization United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.UCLGA.org) organized on April 07, 2017 in Rabat (Morocco), a workshop on the access of local and regional authorities in Africa to climate finance. Only States are responsible for the negotiations and the resulting commitments in the fight against climate…

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Brainstorming workshop on the access of local and regional governments in Africa to Climate Finance

The workshop will be an opportunity to provide concrete ideas for implementing these recommendations for their presentation during COP23 in June at Bonn (Germany)

The Pan-African organization United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.UCLGA.org), shall organize on 7th April , 2017 in Rabat (Morocco), a workshop on access of local authorities of Africa to climate finance. African cities called for the creation of a dedicated desk for Local Governments within the Green Climate Fund during COP 22. They expressed the hope that…

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Students of Florida International University Explore the Contemporary Problems of Public Administration at Regional and Local Levels in Africa

This study visit has been arranged in partnership with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Administration (ENSA), the University of Al Akhawayn (AUI) and the International University of Rabat (UIR)

From 5 to 10 March 2017, the African Local Government Academy (ALGA), a flagship project of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (www.UCLGA.org) and Florida International University (FIU) in the United States have organised a study visit to the Kingdom of Morocco for PhD and Master’s…