• THE VOICE OF LOCAL AFRICA

SHARING EXPERTISE
FOR GROWTH

Our Vision & Mission

“To promote decentralization and African local government as a distinct and autonomous sphere of government while building African unity and driving African ​​development through the grassroots.”

Who We Are

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)​

The umbrella organization for African local governments, was founded in 2005 in the City of Tshwane, South Africa as a result of the unification of three continental groups of local governments, namely the African Union of Local Authorities (AULA); the Union des Villes Africaines (UVA); and the Africa Chapter of the Unao dos Ciudades y Capitaes Lusofono Africana, (UCCL AFRICA).

Where We Will Be

We are always busy somewhere.  Find out where you can meet up with us.

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3rd Climate Chance Summit Africa

“➡️ The 3rd edition of the Climate Chance Summit Africa will be held from 15 to 17 September 2021 in virtual format. 3 days of sessions on many key themes and sectors of climate action including access to climate finance, sustainable mobility, adaptation and water, the role of women in climate action, the Great Green Wall, and more!
Register today by clicking here and join the largest community of non-state actors engaged in climate action in Africa.🌍”

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REGISTER TO THE 4th UCLG CULTURE SUMMIT IN IZMIR

The UCLG Culture Summit is the main meeting point at global level of cities, local governments and other stakeholders that are committed to the effective implementation of policies and programmes on culture and sustainability.

Since 2015, UCLG has convened three editions of the UCLG Culture Summit, which were respectively hosted by the City of Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain, March 2015), the Jeju Self-Governing Special Province (Jeju-do, Republic of Korea, May 2017), and the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (Argentina, April 2019). Following the success of the three first Culture Summit of UCLG, and considering the growing importance of culture in the framework of sustainable cities, the Executive Bureau of UCLG has decided to convene a 4th UCLG Culture Summit in 2021.

The 4th Culture Summit will be held in Izmir on next 9-11 September 2021, under the title “Culture: Shaping the Future”.

The detailed programme is available here and you are invited to register here.

Website of the Summit: www.uclg-culturesummit2021.org/en/Home/Index

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UCLG Africa/ Metropolis webinar series on Metropolitan Governance in Africa

Within the framework of the Partnership between UCLG-Africa and Metropolis, a series of seminars is being prepared on Metropolitan Governance in Africa from October 2021 to January 2022.

This learning program aims to present the metropolitan reality as well as metropolitan governance with a gender perspective that can be key to addressing the challenges and threats that surround our metropolises. In addition, the course seeks to present models of governance according to their level of institutionalization, as well as to highlight the importance of reconsidering the Right to the City in a metropolitan context in order to consider metropolises as spaces that guarantee rights such as the protection of people from the acceleration of urbanization processes and to broaden the objective of improving the quality of life of people.

The Modules developed in this framework are about :

– Metropolitan Governance Models;

– The Right to the Metropolitan City in the context of the New Urban Agenda and    the Agenda 2030;

– Case studies;

– Metropolitan Peer Learning.

3rd Climate Chance Summit Africa

"➡️ The 3rd edition of the Climate Chance Summit Africa will…

REGISTER TO THE 4th UCLG CULTURE SUMMIT IN IZMIR

The UCLG Culture Summit is the main meeting point at global…

UCLG Africa/ Metropolis webinar series on Metropolitan Governance in Africa

Within the framework of the Partnership between UCLG-Africa and…

Our Pillars

Institutional Strenghtening and Capacity Development

One of the key elements of our service delivery includes working closely with our members to ensure political representation and financial sustainability.

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Advocacy and Mobilisation

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.

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Corporate Learning and Knowledge Management

Providing good governance in local government systems is no easy task and requires professional administration and strong leadership.

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UCLG Africa delivers programs aimed at improving the lives of grassroots communities across the continent.

Our History

  • 1963

    On May 25th 1963 in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, 32 African states agreed to establish the Organization of African Unity (OAU). To commemorate this historic event May 25th is celebrated as Africa Day.

  • 1990

    Throughout the 1990s African leaders debated the need to amend the OAU’s structures to reflect the challenges of a changing world.

  • 1999

    September 9th 1999 the 4th Extraordinary Session of the OAU saw Heads of State and Government adopt the Sirte Declaration calling for the establishment of a new Africa Union. To commemorate this historic event September 9th is celebrated as Africa Union Day.

  • 2000

    The Lomé Summit adopted the Constitutional Act of the Union.

  • 2001

    The Lusaka Summit drew the roadmap for the implementation of the AU.

  • 2002

    The July 2002 Durban Summit launched the AU and convened the 1st Assembly of the Heads of State of the African Union.

  • 2013

    50th Anniversary

    The year 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the Organization of African Unity.

  • 2015

    The Africa Union Heads of State and Government adopted Agenda 2063.

UCLG Africa Network

1

Central Africa Region

2

North Africa Region

UCLG Africa Headquarters
22 Essaadyine Street,
Hassan, Rabat
KINGDOM OF MOROCCO
Tel: +212 53 726 0062

3

East Africa Region

UCLG Africa
East Africa Regional Office (EARO)
Arusha International Conference Centre,
138-140 Ngorongoro Wing,
P.O Box 189,
ARUSHA, TANZANIA
Tel: +255 27 250 4703

4

West Africa Region

UCLG Africa
West Africa Regional Office (WARO)
NALAG HOUSE,
1st Floor, Okponglo, South Legon –
PMB CT 510
Cantonment, Accra
GHANA
Tel: +233 54 031 2883 / +233 50 404 2220

5

South Africa Region