The Africities Summit, organized every three years by United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), gathers local authorities from across the African continent. The 2015 edition will take place between the 29 November and 3 December, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Within this framework, UCLG will co-organize six sessions with African elected officials and experts in partnership with institutions including the African Union, UNECA, UN Habitat, UNDP, UNISDR, ILO and the South African Cities Network.
The event has become a distinguished opportunity to evaluate the implementation of decentralization policies in Africa. The Africities Summit has long been a highlight for the gathering of African local authorities. It intends to be the voice of the 15000 African local governments from all regions of Africa.
The theme of Africities Summit 7 is “shaping the future of Africa with the people: the contribution of African local authorities to agenda 2063 of the African Union”. This theme is designed to connect a rigorous understanding of likely future trends with a strategic debate about what needs to be done at a local level, with immediate effect, to address the emergency of service delivery, shelter, economic opportunities, safe and affordable mobility and more.
The six sessions that will be held by UCLG will take place between the 30 November and 1 December, 2015. All the info is available in the Briefing: UCLG at Africities.
The book “Decentralized cooperation to democratize our cities” will be available at the UCLG stand at 6.30 pm on the 30 November.