About ALGA

  At the origin: a “Moroccan Initiative for an African Vision” 

The African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) was created based on the Resolution adopted by the Hon. Members of UCLG Africa, the Hon. Ministers of Decentralization and their Partners, at the end of the Summit V of Africities, organized in the Kingdom of Morocco, in Marrakech in 2009.  

«The promotion of the territorial dimension of development in Africa cannot be fully effective without the support of trained Human Resources that are involved in implementing it. This is why the African Ministers and Mayors who attended the Marrakech Meeting subscribed to Morocco’s Proposal to create a « Support Centre for the reinforcement of Local Authorities’ managerial and technical capacities ». The goal is to build up, share and spread best experiences and practices in Africa. This recommendation gave rise to the plan to create an African Academy of Local Authorities». (Source: Report of Africities Summit V, Local Africa moves Africa. Marrakech 16-20 December 2019, pp. 32-33). 

After several feasibility studies, including a mapping of the Training Institutes targeting the Local Governance, organized with the support of the Ministry of the Interior of Morocco, ALGA of UCLG Africa became operational since 2016.

Promoting an Effective Local Africa through the Investment in Human Capital of Local and Regional Governments to anchor Professionalism and Performance. 

  1. Providing support to UCLG Africa Members in the field of Training, Capacity Development, and Capacity Building.
  2. Designing an Empowerment, Training, and Capacity Development, capacity Building Offer.
  3. Modernizing Human resources management at Subnational level in Africa. 
  4. Serving as a Centre of Accreditation and Quality Assurance.
  1. Being the Center of Excellence in Empowerment, Capacity Building and Training of the Human Capital of African Local and Regional GovernmentsLocal elected officials, and Local Managers/employees. 
  2. Accrediting and Certifying Training Institutes and Programs targeting the Local and Regional Governments.
  3. Designing and disseminating an Empowerment, capacity Building, and Training Offer, based on a diverse Methodology, including through Peer Learning, Training of Trainers, and e-Learning.
  4. Contributing to the modernization and upgrading of the Human Resources Management at Local and Regional levels in Africa.
  5. Structuring, capacitating, and professionalizing the Networks of the Territorial Managers of Local and Regional Institutions.
  6. Promoting South-South Cooperation in all these fields. 
  7. Building an African Network of Training Institutes, Experts and Communities of Practices on Decentralization, Local Governance and Local development. 
  8. Supporting UCLG Africa Members. 
  9. Mobilizing resources, through fundraising, sponsorships, and partnerships.
  10. Capitalizing on best practices and case studies. 

Our Campaigns

  • See the brochure of the ALGA (HERE)
  • See the brochure of the FAMI (HERE)


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