29th session of UCLG Africa’s Executive Committee in Kisumu (Kenya)-PRESS RELEASE

On June 3rd, 2023, Kisumu will be hosting  at Ciala Hotel, the 29th Ordinary session of the Executive Committee of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa).

It is the first time the Executive Committee members will be meeting in Kisumu after their participation at the 9th edition of the Africities Summit on May 17th – 21st, 2022.

The 29th session of the Executive Committee will be devoted mainly to the approval of the 2022 financial accounts of the organization and review the implementation of the 2023 UCLG Africa action plan in consistency with the 2021-2030 development strategy of UCLG Africa, also known as the Governance, Advocacy Program for Decentralized Development in Africa (GADDEPA 2.0).

After their participation in the 29th session, the Members of the UCLG Africa Executive Committee will partake in the UN-Habitat General Assembly scheduled on June 5th – 9th in Nairobi.

The following UCLG Africa leaders will attend the 29th session of the Executive Committee:

-Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of the Region of Nouakchott (Mauritania) and President of UCLG Africa;

-Prof. Peter Anyang Nyong’o ,  Governor of Kisumu and UCLG Africa Vice-President for East  Africa Region;

-Mrs. Florah Mpetsane, President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA) and UCLG Africa Vice-President for the Southern Africa Region;

– Mrs. Rohey Malick Lowe, Mayor of Banjul (Gambia), and President of the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA);

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

This session of the Executive Committee will be preceded on 2 June 2023, by a workshop with Afreximbank on the African Sub-Sovereign Governments Network (AfSNET).

As a reminder, the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa is the body in charge of the political leadership of the organization. The Executive Committee is composed of 18 members, 15 members elected by the General Assembly of UCLG Africa (3 for each of the 5 regions of Africa), and 3 members ex-officio, namely, the President of the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA) which is the UCLG Africa Standing Committee for Gender Equality; the President of the Forum of the Regions of Africa (FORAF); and the President of the network of the Young Elected Local Officials of Africa (YELO).

For further information, please contact:

Gaëlle Yomi : Phone : + 212 610 56 71 45,  E-mail : gyomi@uclga.org

About UCLG Africa:

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is the umbrella organization of local authorities in Africa whose founding congress took place in 2005 in the city of Tshwane, South Africa. UCLG Africa stems from the unification of three continental groupings of local governments following the official language inherited from the colonial period, namely: the African Union of Local Authorities (AULA), mainly English-speaking; the Union of African Cities (UVA), essentially French-speaking; and the Africa chapter of the União das Cidades e Capitais Lusófonas Africanas, Americanas e Asiáticas (UCCLA), mainly Portuguese-speaking.

UCLG Africa currently brings together the 51 national associations of local governments operating in Africa as well as 2,000 cities and territories with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Through its members, UCLG Africa represents more than 350 million African citizens. Founding member of the world organization of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), UCLG Africa is its regional chapter for Africa. The general secretariat of the organization is established in Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, where UCLG Africa enjoys diplomatic status as an International Pan-African organization. UCLG Africa is also represented in the five regions of Africa through regional offices. based: in Cairo, Egypt, for the North Africa Region; in Accra, Ghana, for the West Africa Region; in Libreville, Gabon, for the Central Africa Region; in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Eastern Africa Region; and in Pretoria, South Africa, for the Southern Africa Region.