Don’t miss UCLG Africa Events at Habitat III

UCLG Africa will take part at the Habitat III Conference, which will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016.

During this major event, which offers the chance to discuss the opportunities that urbanization brings to the implementation and achievement of the SDGs. UCLG Africa will organize a Side Event, co-organize workshops and take part in some sessions.

Below is the schedule of our key dates in Quito:

Monday, 17 October 2016 

– 4th Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD IV): Co- Creating the Urban Future: The Agenda of Metropolises, Cities, and Territories.  Organized by UCLG with the partner organizations including UCLG Africa.

The presentation is available here.

The State of Foreign Direct Investment and its impact on urban development in Africa. Networking organized by the AfDB and UN Habitat.

The presentation is available here

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 

– Side Event by UCLG Africa: The Challenge of Human Capital in Local Governments. Time to Act Is Now for the New Urban Agenda. Please confirm your participation by sending an email to secretariat@uclga.orgAttention: Ms. Fatima Razouki with copy to:  by Saturday, 15 October 2016.

The presentation is available here.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 

– Special Session on urban LandUrban Land Management: Building the Foundations for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The Secretary General of UCLG Africa, Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi will be in the panel of the session. The other panelists are: Ms. Aureli Brès, Land Tenure And Natural Resources Officer-Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO)), Dr. Bahram Ghazi, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Mr. c Kothar, Independent Expert On Human Rights And Social Policy and Ms. Sarah Nandudu, Vice Chairperson National Slum Dwellers Federation Of Uganda.

The presentation form is available here

Know Your City: Creating a Joint Knowledge Base to Transform Cities and their Relationships with Informal Settlements.  The networking event will unpack the Know Your City (KYC) campaign – a joint initiative of Shack / Slum Dwellers International (SDI), United Cities Local Governments-Africa (UCLG Africa) and Cities Alliance.

More details here.

African Cities/Municipalities: Bonds, the Way Forward.

More details here.

– Implementing the New Urban Agenda in Africa: Strengthening Partnerships for Productive Cities.

More details here.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

-The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Practical Energy Related Instrument to Foster Low Carbon Resilient and Inclusive Local Development. Side Event organized by the African chapter of the Covenant of mayors in partnership with several organization with UCLG Africa.

The presentation is available here.