Launch of The Training of an African Promotion in the Territorial Coach Trade by ALGA

The African Local Government Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa, in partnership with the Oriental Region of Morocco, will launch a first promotion of the training in the Territorial Coach Trade, on 23 April 2018 in the Oriental region, in Oujda (Morocco). This training fits in with the framework of the implementation of the College of Territorial Coaching which is part of the continuing education offer of the Academy.

Territorial Coaching is an innovative concept initiated by UCLG Africa and tried out in the Oriental Region of Morocco since 2009 with the support of numerous Partners. Its purpose is to facilitate dialogue and consultation between the local and regional authorities with all the players and stakeholders involved in the dynamics of sustainable development of territory.


For the African Local and Regional Governments, Territorial Coaching is a powerful lever contributing to the implementation of the new global agendas, notably the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda and the Climate Agenda. These are especially, the support for the implementation of SDG 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” and SDG 16 “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The College of Territorial Coaching thus gives to the participants the opportunity to acquire skills on the Territorial Coach trade, to leverage their expertise and share their experiences.

The first African training will be held in two phases: the first in Oujda (Morocco) from 23 April to 02 May 2018 and the second at the Seaside Resort of Saïdia, from 24 to 29 September 2018.

The main objectives of this training are:

– The creation of a pool of African expertise able to support the Local and Regional Governments in Morocco and throughout Africa;

– The training of about twenty Territorial Coaches in the areas of concepts, principles, methods and approach to Territorial Coaching, as well as provision of support to enable them to develop a program of action in their respective countries.

The participants in this first African Promotion will include: local elected officials, women local elected officials, Councilors and officers of Local and Regional Governments, heads of institutions involved in African Local and Regional Governments, heads of Ministerial Departments in charge of Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Development, NGO training officers, practitioners of Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Development, as well as other Civil Society stakeholders.

The winners of this African Promotion will receive their diplomas at the upcoming Africities 8 Summit scheduled to take place from 20 to 24 November 2018 in  Marrakech (Morocco).


For further information, please contact:
Gaelle Yomi : GSM : + 212 610 56 71 45 –   E-mail :