The General Directorate of Local Authorities (DGCL) of Morocco organized on July 26, 2018 in Agadir in the region of Souss Massa (Morocco), a regional meeting on the theme: “Supporting women leadership for good territorial governance sensitive to gender” .
The meeting was organized in partnership with UN Women, the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Municipal Councils (AMPCC), UCLG Africa and the Moroccan chapter of the Network of Local Elected Women of Africa (REFELA).
Several interventions focused on advances in gender equality and the budget sensitive to gender. REFELA’s Special Advisor of UCLG-Africa, Ms Malika Ghefrane informed more than 120 elected women on the Network, its organization, its vision and its action plan, as well as the Africities 8 summit (20-24 November 2018, Marrakesh, Morocco). “One of the goals of this summit is to give more visibility to African women and make their voices heard for Africa’s transition to more equality and justice,” she said.
The theme of the next Africities summit is “The transition to sustainable cities and territories: the role of local and regional authorities in Africa“.