African Day of Decentralization and Local Development 2018

Celebrated on 10 August every year, this year’s African Day of Decentralization and Local Development (JADDL) will be placed under the theme:

“Fighting corruption at the local level, a sustainable way to transform Africa from its territories”.

The sub Themes are as follow:

Sub-theme 1: Corruption and conflict of interest in the management of local authorities: an impediment to the basic services to local populations, social justice, and peace to local populations;

Sub-theme 2: Good local governance and promotion of the role of civil society and the media: guarantee for success in curbing corruption in these areas.

Africities 8 Summit

Africities is the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s flagship pan-African event that is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa. We mobilize communities and local authorities in African countries, as well as financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level.


The architecture of all Africities Summits aims to address major questions based on the construction of the 2063 Vision of Africa with debate proposed by the African Union Commission.
From November 20 -24, 2018, the Africities 8 Summit will be hosted in Marrakesh, with over 5000 participants. The latter will represent all the stakeholders of African local life as well as their partners from other regions of the world: ministers in charge of local governments; ministers in charge of housing and urban development; ministers of public service; local authorities and local elected officials; officials of local and central administrations; civil society organizations, associations and trade unions; economic operators of the public and private sectors as well as of the social/ solidarity economy; traditional rulers; researchers and academics; and international cooperation agencies.

This year’s Africities Summit theme is Sustainable Cities and Territories: Role of Local and Regional Governments of Africa.

The Africities 8 Exhibition will host between 400 – 500 exhibitors.

The Africities Summit pursues two major objectives:

  • Defining appropriate shared strategies in order to improve the living conditions of people at the local level
  • Contribute to the integration, peace and unity of Africa starting from the grassroots.

All you need to know about registration, visit:

Official Summit’s Website:

The Climate Chance Summit – Africa 2018

The Climate Chance Summit – Africa of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast will serve to bring together non-state climate actors in Africa at the beginning of summer 2018 and primarily to set up sectoral and operational roadmaps adapted to the context in African territories. The summit will thus serve to establish messages specific to the African continent, to demonstrate its commitment as well as to clarify the specific demands and proposals of the local actors who combat climate change in Africa.


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European Development Days 2018


European Development Days 2018 (EDD 2018) will seek to bring together the European Union’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The overall theme for EDD 2018 is, ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’. Three sub-themes will be considered: Ensuring the physical and psychological integrity of Girls and Women; Promoting economic and social rights and Empowerment of Girls and Women; and Strengthening Girls’ and Women’s voice and participation.

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EDD 2018 Programme: 


2nd Edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers



On the occasion of the UN Public Service Day which will be celebrated in Marrakesh on the 21 to 23 June 2018, UCLG Africa, in partnership with the Oriental Region of Morocco, organize the second edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting the local authorities in Africa, in the city of Saidia, in Eastern Morocco, from 25 to 26 April 2018.

18th Session of UCLG Africa Executive Committee

The 18th Session of UCLG Africa Executive Committee will be held on the 14th of May, 2018, in Rabat. The Executive Committee of UCLG Africa is the body responsible for the political leadership of UCLG Africa between sessions of the General Assembly of UCLG. The Executive Committee is made up of 16 members, 15 members representing each of the 5 regions of the continent (with 3 locally elected representatives from each of the 5 regions), and the President of the Network of Local Women in Africa (REFELA).

Launch of the Africities 8 Summit


UCLG Africa and the Moroccan Government will officially launch the Africities 8 Summit, on 15 May 2018 in Rabat. This ceremony will mark the beginning of the countdown to the actual holding of the summit scheduled for the 20 to 24 November 2018 in Marrakech. The theme for this 8th edition of Africities Summit is “The transition towards sustainable cities and territories: The role of African local governments.”

Coordination and Harmonization Meeting of the Educational/Pedagogical Content of the Executive Master in City Management (EMCM)

With the support of the European Commission, UCLG Africa’s African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) is holding a meeting for the coordination and harmonization of the Educational/Pedagogical Content of the Executive Master in City Management (EMCM) in Rabat from 26 to 29 March 2018.

8th World Water Forum

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on Earth”.

For more information, visit the website here.

The Crans Montana Forum

The Crans Montana Forum is a Swiss Non-Governmental International Organization whose importance and prestige have been globally well-established since 1986. Its oldest Forums are held each year in Crans-Montana (CH-VS) and Geneva (CH-GE).

It is formally recognized by and work with all major International Organizations, Governments, Business and Non-Governmental Organizations.

The Crans Montana Forum works to build a more Humane World “Towards a more Humane World” and encourages international cooperation and overall growth. It also works to promote best practices and to ensure a permanent dialogue between all those who handle high-level responsibilities.

For more information, visit the website here.