Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania, Honorable Kassim Majaliwa Kassim has launched a Mayors Award Scheme Project

on 27th September 2018 The Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania, Honorable Kassim Majaliwa Kassim has launched a Mayors Award Scheme Project, which has been designed by UCLG Africa and ALAT , and funded by European Union
Speaking during the launch in 34th ALAT General Assembly in Dodoma ,Tanzania , the Prime Minster  congratulated UCLG Africa and ALAT ,for designing this project , and he also thanked European union for funding this project ,he said that he is hoping this project will be a catalysts for national development agenda.
Prime Minister was accompanied by the Minister of Local Governments and regional Administrations of united Republic of Tanzania Mr. Suleiman Jaffo, Deputy Minister of Local Governments and regional Administrations of united Republic of Tanzania Mr. Josephat Kandege, Permanent Secretary of Local Governments and regional Administrations of united Republic of Tanzania Mr. Mussa Iyombe and Regional Commissioner of City Dodoma Dr. Binilith Mahenge


Call For Application


The Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania (ALAT) has, in conjunction with the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) secured a grant of 660,000 EUR from the European Union (EU), to implement the third edition of Mayors Award Scheme in Tanzania (MAS).
The MAS aims to identify and acknowledge, every year, role models in local leadership and the performance of local Councils in terms of promoting and practising effective service delivery, local economic development and good governance at subnational levels. The scheme is thus intended to promote and thereby contribute to the achievement of a performance-based, service deliveryoriented, and citizen-centred governance system that favours the emergence and consolidation of accountable, participatory and inclusive local governments.
ALAT is seeking to recruit/hire suitable persons to fill the following positions, on contract.
1) Full-time Project Staff to be based in Dodoma, Tanzania (Open to only Tanzanian
i. Project Coordinator
ii. Finance Officer
iii. Administrative Officer iv. Programme Assistant

2) Short-time Consultants
i. Project Lead Advisor
ii. Professional Conference/Business Exhibition Organiser

Details on the job specifications, educational and experience requirements of the advertised jobs are available for download from either of the following websites:

Only hard copy applications will be received and should be addressed and sent to:

The Secretary General
Association of Local Authorities of Tanzania (ALAT)
Room Number 108-110, Sokoine Building (President’s Office Regional
Administration and Local Government (PO RALG), CDA Street
Telephone: +255-26-2323407
Fax: +255-26-2323409
P.O. Box 2049
Dodoma, Tanzania

The deadline for receiving applications is Monday, 22nd October 2018 at 12.00 pm, East Africa Standard Time. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 31st October 2018.




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UCLG Africa launches call for submission to 2018 Climate Initiative Awards at Africities Summit

In the framework of the organization of Africities 8 Summit, which will be held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, from 20 to 24 November 2018 in Marrakech, UCLG Africa and the “Initiatives Climat” Association organize the “Climate Initiatives Awards 2018 – African Local Government Authorities “. The theme of the Africities 2018 Summit is: “The transition to sustainable cities and territories: The role of Local and Sub- national governments of Africa.”

The Awards are for African Local and Sub- national governments which are carrying out initiatives to tackle the negative effects of climate change in Africa (adaptation and mitigation).

The competition is open to three categories of local government:

– Small Cities: less than 20,000 inhabitants,

-Intermediary Cities: From 20,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

-Big Cities: More than 100,000 inhabitants.

Local authorities wishing to compete in the Awards are required to submit a ‘Climate Initiative’ by completing the online form available here.

Only eligible projects that are included in the online database may take part in the Awards. It is the responsibility of participating local authorities to ensure that they receive an acknowledgement of submission after sending their application to the Coordinators via the website or via its email address ( Each local authority may only compete in a single category.

The jury will select nine nominees, three nominees per each category. The nine selected initiatives will then be submitted to the delegates of the Africities 2018 Summit to vote the winner of each category. The nine nominees are supported (one person per municipality) to participate in the Africities summit from 20 to 24 November 2018. A trophy will be awarded to all winners at the Africities summit gala dinner on 24 November 2018.

Applications should be sent to the Coordinators no later than 29 October 2018, at midnight (GMT Time).

The names of the 9 nominees will be announced by the jury in the beginning of November 2018.

Read the rules of the Awards.

Read a template of one initiative already online.

UCLG Africa invited its members to participate actively by submitting initiatives led by their municipalities.

For further information: ;


For all your requests about Africities 2018 Summit please contact

In order to facilitate your participation at the next Africities 8 Summit, which will be held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, from 20 to 24 November 2018 in Marrakech, UCLG Africa provides you with an email address for all your questions around the summit.

Via this email address, we are committed to processing your requests as soon as possible.

The theme of the Africities 2018 Summit is: “The transition to sustainable cities and territories: The role of Local and Sub- national governments of Africa.”

Visit the website of the summit

Read the concept note of the summit.



Complete our Survey on Local Public Services and the quality of Service Delivery in African Cities

UCLG Africa, his African Local Government Academy (ALGA) and his Observatory of Human Resources of Local Governments in Africa, initiate the survey on local public services and the quality of service delivery in Africa Cities.  The objective of this survey is to assess quality in the delivery of services of Cities in Africa through the perception of citizens and users over the period from January to August 2018. The result will be incorporate in the 1st Report on the state of HRM at the level of African Local and Regional Governments, which will be presented at the Africities 8 Summit in Marrakech from 20 to 24 November 2018.

During the period from January to August 2018, you used your Municipality to request one or more services. We would like to know your opinion, your perception and your appreciation of the quality of the service (s) through your own assessment of the following topics:

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Capacity Building: Register for the MOOCs on SDGs, Corruption Prevention & Urbanization

The African Local Goverment Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa shares the following training offers available online on topics related to local governance :

MOOC on the SDGs of ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency): End of registration on 03 October 2018 :

MOOC “Building sustainable in tropical humid zone” of the ADEME

MOOC on the prevention of corruption in the local public management carried out by the CNFPT and the French Anti-corruption Agency: free registration and open to all. The next class will begin on September 24, 2018.

Online course offer from UNPAN .  Available topics include: Citizen Engagement and Development Management, Electronic and Mobile Government, Institution and Human Resources Management and Knowledge Management in Government.


Nairobi to Host the Regional Strategic Meeting of UCLG Africa

The regional strategic meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) for the Eastern Africa Region will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 9th and 10th, 2018. The meeting is organized by UCLG Africa, the Pan African representative and the voice of local governments on the continent in collaboration with the Council of Governors (COG) of Kenya.

Kenya’s capital, will kick-start a series of UCLG Africa strategic meetings that will take place across the five regions of Africa (North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa). As the representative voice of local authorities on the continent, UCLG Africa aims to:

1. Take stock of the state of decentralization in the different regions and address the priorities of the decentralization agenda in the regions

2. Deliberate on the priority actions required to support local governments to become reliable partners for national governments; the regional economic communities; other development partners and stakeholders.

The meetings will address specific issues such as:

• Updating the UCLG Africa members in the region on the Global and African Agendas and the involvement of local governments in their implementation, especially the African Union Agenda 2063, the New Urban Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Climate Change Agenda, and The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction;

• The status of the signature and ratification of the African Charter on the Values and Principles of Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Development in the different countries of Eastern Africa

• The participation of the UCLG Africa members in Eastern Africa in the preparation and implementation of the Africities 2018 Summit, the flagship event of UCLG Africa, which will be held from November 20 – 24, 2018 in Marrakesh (Kingdom of Morocco), around the theme: “The transition towards sustainable cities and territories: The role of African local governments.”

• The preparation and participation of the members of the Eastern Africa Region in the Elective General Assembly of UCLG Africa to be held on 23 November in the framework of the Africities Summit.

The official opening of the meeting will be chaired by Mr.Festus Mwangi Kiunjuri, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, representative of the Minister, in the presence of:

• His Excellency, Governor Josephat Nanok Koli – Chairperson Council of Governors

Mr. David Andre, Mayor of Victoria Seychelles, UCLG Africa Vice President, Eastern Africa Region

Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa.

The meeting will be attended by the presidents of the national associations of local governments, leaders of the Network of Locally Elected Women (REFELA) and the permanent secretaries of national associations of local governments. Other participants in the meeting will include experts on decentralization, urbanization and climate change.

The national and international media based in Kenya are invited to cover the opening ceremony this Monday, April 09, 2018 at 09:00 am at the InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi and the closing press briefing on Tuesday, April 10 at the same venue at 05:00 pm.

The upcoming UCLG Africa regional strategic meetings will take place respectively in Libreville (Gabon), on 16 – 17 April 2018, for the Central Africa Region; Walvis-Bay (Namibia) on 7 – 8 May 2018, for the Southern Africa Region; Accra (Ghana) on 28 – 29, May 2018, for the West Africa Region; and Rabat (Morocco) on 18 -19 June 2018, for the North Africa Region.

For further information, please contact:

Gaëlle Yomi: Tel: + 212 610 56 71 45


You can download the press release here  

EARO Meets Minister of local Governments and regional Administrative of the United Republic of Tanzania


On 21st February 2018, Tanzania’s Minister of Local Government and Regional Administration, Honorable Seleman Jafo hosted UCLG Africa staff from the Eastern Africa Regional Office (EARO) to a consultative meeting in his office in Dodoma, the capital city of the United Republic of Tanzania. The two-man UCLG Africa delegation included Dr Juma M. Nyende, the Director of EARO and Mr. Baraka D. Marandu, an assistant in the regional office. Also in attendance were the following Minstry officials: Dr Andrew Komba Director of Local Government Finance, Mr. Alhaj Shomari Director Sector Coordination and Mr. Mwinyimboko Personal Assistant to the Minister.

Several issues were discussed at the meeting including, negotiations of the headquarter agreement in respect to the hosting of the Eastern Africa Regional Office in Arusha, Tanzania; Ratification of Africa Union Charter on the Values and Principles of Decentralisation, Local Governance and Local Development by the government of Tanzania and; Briefing on the preparations for Tanzania’s Mayors Awards Scheme, 2018. The Minister was pleased to learn that Tanzania had been considered to host the UCLG Africa Regional Office and pledged his support. He further pledged to ensure that his ministry expeditiously attends to all issues raised in the meeting and also continues to work closely with UCLG Africa.

The meeting was, on the same day, followed by a technical session that further discussed contents of engagement with the Minister, in greater details. A follow-up technical session is to be held in April/May 2018.