The President of the General Assembly (PGA) established a multi-sectoral “Advisory Committee on Sustainable Urbanization” to advise the PGA planning for the High-Level Meeting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to be held on April 28, 2022, and other strategic commitments during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.
The city of Kisumu in Kenya will host the 9th edition of the Africities Summit from May 17 to 21, 2022, under the High Patronage of His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya. The theme of the summit is: “The role of intermediary cities in Africa in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the African Union Agenda 2063”.
1,500 business leaders, investors and policy makers from Africa and around the world: the annual summit of the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the largest international meeting of the African private sector. Two days of conferences, debates and high-level meetings dedicated to highlighting the driving role of the private sector in the development of the continent.
In 2015, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) – PLATFORMA and the African section of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG Africa), together with the International Association of French-Speaking Mayors (AIMF); the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) as well as the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), signed a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the European Commission. In this framework, they have been mandated by the European Commission to organize the EUAU Forum for local and regional governments (LRG Forum) in the framework of the EU-AU Summit. More information.
The resumed Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) takes place online and in Nairobi on 28 February – 2 March 2022. More than 193 representatives from UN member states, business, civil society and other stakeholders will meet to agree on policies to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. The overarching theme of UNEA-5 is “Strengthening action for nature to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.” More information.
The 9th World Water Forum will take place in Dakar from 21 to 26 March 2022. The ambition of Senegal and the World Water Council is to organize a different Forum, at the social, political and economic levels, a Forum that is a catalyst for action to accelerate universal access to water and sanitation, a Forum that is connected and linked to global agendas and commitments relating to SDGs, the Sendai agreement on natural risks and disasters, the Paris agreement on climate, Africa’s 2063 agenda, etc. More information.
Established by UNESCO in 2019 and held every year on 24 January, the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture aims to celebrate the many vibrant cultures of the African continent and African Diasporas around the world, and promotes them as an effective lever for sustainable development, dialogue and peace. As a rich source of the world’s shared heritage, promoting African and Afrodescendant culture is crucial for the development of the continent, and for humanity as a whole. More information here.
Paris, New York, Beijing, Mumbai, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Lagos… all Megacities – urban centers which accommodate more than 10 million inhabitants – are facing “mega”-challenges related to providing water services for their inhabitants, while managing their environment. More information here.
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.
Join us at the 5th Edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes Targeting Local Authorities FAMI 5 under the theme “the Digital and Smart Transformation of Local Africa: The Time to Act is Now!!!” From 6 to 11 December 2021 in the Marrakech-Safi Region
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