Our Pillars

UCLG Africa has developed a series of programs and interventions including the mobilization of strategies, methods and tools to support our members under our three pillars: A. Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development; B. Advocacy and Mobilization; C. Corporate Learning and Knowledge Management. These interventions are aimed at supporting the development of local governments to better serve their communities by improving living conditions and driving development from the grassroots.

Institutional Strengthening and Capacity Development

Institutional Capacity Development constitutes the bulk of UCLG Africa’s work. One of the key elements of our service delivery includes working closely with our members to ensure political representation and financial sustainability at the closest level to the people.

Advocacy and Mobilization

Advocacy and Mobilization is at the core of UCLG Africa’s work. As the leading advocate for decentralization we understand that wider participation on this agenda and other African and global agendas will not happen on its own.

Corporate Learning and Knowledge Management

Providing good governance in the sometimes, complex local government systems in Africa is no easy task. The truth is that local authorities across the continent need professional administrative and political systems where they can carry out their mandates of service delivery.

Our Programs

UCLG-Africa sets up a series of programs aimed at improving the living conditions of certain categories of the population.


African Cities Magazine


African Mayor Awards


African Local Government Academy (ALGA)


Climate Change Task Force


Continental Dialogues: Africa Union, EU-Africa Relationships


Global Dialogues: New Urban Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals


Knowledge Hub


Local Economic Development Network of Africa (LEDNA)


Know Your City


Methods and Tools: Observatory on Finance and Human Resources


National Dialogues: African Charter on Decentralization


Pan African Peer Review Facility


Professional Networks: Africa MAGNET, Africa FINET, Africa TECHNET


REFELA-Locally Elected Women of Africa


Regional Dialogues: Regional Economic Communities


Supporting National Associations


Territorial Coaching


Transparency and Integrity