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.

AU-STC n°8 Ministerial Conference



The African Union’s Specialized Technical Committee on Public Service, Local Government, Urban Development and Decentralization (AU-STC8).

3rd Study Tour of Florida International University (FIU) Students in Morocco

26 February to 2nd March 2018

The African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of UCLG-Africa will organize the 3d Trip of FIU Students in Morocco from 26 February to 2nd March 2018.

The visits will include UCLG-Africa, AMPCC, the official governmental organizations, the Local Governments units, the Universities, and the Good Governance Bodies.

More information will be available soon.

Massive Online Open Courses for advancing the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and achievement of the SDGs

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 09 February 2018

From 11.00 am to 14.00 pm
Ground Floor of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center MALAYSIA.

The African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa, IHS-Erasmus and UNESCO Southern Africa Office, organize a Training Event on the Massive Online Open Course for advancing the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and achievement of the SDGs.

The Main Objective of this MOOC is to raise awarness to the need for a holistic, innovative, and inclusive approach to capacity building and development, for an implementation of the New Urban Agenda that leaves no one behind.

UCLG Africa Retreat

Rabat (Morocco), 29-30 January 2018

From 29 to 30 January 2018, UCLG Africa organizes its annual retreat at Rabat (Morocco). The meeting will involve the staff of UCLG Africa (Headquarters and regional offices) and the organization’s special advisors.

2nd International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization: Smart Urban Development: From Local to Global Actions

Yaoundé (Cameroon), 12-14 December 2017

ICCCASU II has three main components. First comes the pre-conference, three days of training
and workshops. Then, three days of conference and exhibition. Finally, optional working trips
constitute the post-conference. Under the main topic of “Smart Urban Development: Local to
Global Actions”, we will particularly examine the following thematic areas:

a) Urban Safety and Risk Management
b) Land Tenure Issues in the context of urban transformation
c) Socio-technical Innovation
d) Smart Urban Development in Globalization Context
e) Cities, Climate Change and Environment
f) Special Challenges for Urban Africa
g) Innovative Financing Modalities for Urban Development
h) Housing and Slum Upgrading
i) Urban and Community Dynamics.

For more information, visit the website here.