From 23 to 28 November 2020, UCLG Africa through its African Local Government Academy (ALGA) is organizing the 4th edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting Local and Subnational Governments (FAMI 4). The 2020 edition is held in a virtual format in partnership with the Region of Tangiers -Tetouan – Al Hoceima (Morocco).
More than a hundred participants from Africa and other continents around the world, will meet around the theme: “Promoting Responsible, Integral, Transparent, Effective and Accountable Local Public Institutions in Africa to act and impact the Decade of Action“, on the occasion of the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN), of the International Civil Service Day (June 23), and of the African Anti-Corruption Day (July 11).
The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16) at the local level, particularly in Africa, to discuss the obstacles and challenges that continue to hamper this implementation and share good practices and successful experiences contributing to the promotion and anchoring of responsible, transparent, honest, efficient and accountable local public institutions in order to resolutely head towards Sustainable Development. Particular emphasis will be placed on the different Targets of SDG 16, in this case the prevention and fight against corruption, the promotion of efficient public institutions, participation, inclusion, transparency, access information, accountability, and other issues.
In In 2020, the international community entered a decisive decade for the present and future of generations and for all life on this planet, and it was decided to make it a Decade of action and service for sustainable development. Achieving this goal inevitably requires an investment in human capital and particularly at the local level, as well as in good governance at all levels. Indeed, the Local Public Institutions embodied by Local or Subnational Governments have a decisive role to play within this framework in order to be real Actors of change able to act and impact the Decade of Action proclaimed., wanted and supported by all the components of the international community through the global agenda 2030 and the African Agenda 2063.
During the six days of the Forum, participants will benefit from plenary sessions, parallel workshops, information days, awareness-raising, capacity building and exchange of good practices on various themes related to the implementation of SDG 16. As usual, the Forum will also organize a virtual cultural excursion this time to discover the structuring projects of the region of Tangiers – Tetouan- Al Hoceima, its Monuments and its historical sites, its craftsmanship, its local products as well as its culinary art.
A special session will be marked by the presentation of the principles and strategies of effective governance to achieve the SDGs, moderated by Dr. Louis Meuleman, Member of the Committee of Experts of the United Nations Public Administration (UN-CEPA, 2018-2020), Policy and Governance Advisor, from Holland.
The following will take part in the event: Representatives of International Organizations, Representatives of States and National Governments, Local and Subnational Governments, National Associations of Local Governments, Local Elected Officials, African Territorial Managers, Universities and Training Institutions, representatives of the private sector, as well as the various components of civil society./.
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