The Oriental Region hosts the 2nd Edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes Targeting Local Governments

The 2nd edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes Targeting Local Governments will take place April 25-26, 2018, at the BE LIVE Hotel, Saidia, the Kingdom of Morocco, (Oriental Region). The forum will be organized between the Interior Ministry of the Kingdom of Morocco, the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM), the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Municipal Councils, (AMPCC), the Council of the Oriental Region and United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa).  This 2nd edition of the Forum is part of the actions of the African Local Government Academy (ALGA).

The holding of this forum in Saidia is also an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of the Oriental Region to develop solidarity partnerships with the African Territorial Authorities to jointly contribute to the realization of human development projects to improve the conditions life of the African people.

Following the 1st edition of the Forum, held in the city of Salé in September 2017, which drew attention to the urgent need to act on the human capital of local and regional governments in Africa to give credibility to decentralization policies, this 2nd edition aims to mobilize for the development of the human capital of local authorities in Africa in order  to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on the continent.

Participants will reflect on the reforms to be undertaken to make local authorities one of the first career choices for young people embarking on a new career path. They will share their experiences and good practices with regard to requisite reforms, review of those that are implemented and the incentives that are put in place or are envisaged to this end.

The quality of service offered by the municipalities to the population is at the heart of the performance reviews of the territorial administrations. Examination of experiences both in and outside Africa will identify the criteria of excellence to be considered for the administrations of local authorities in Africa, so that they can truly be at the service of the people. In this view, these administrations need to base their proposals and actions on a minimum of information and knowledge of what is happening on the ground and what will happen. In order to achieve this it is necessary to promote collaboration between managers of territorial administrations and academic and training institutions targeting local governments.

Particular attention will be paid to the management of human resources of local authorities, to cooperation between local authorities around the issue of human resources and to the development of the functioning of human resources within local authorities.

The Forum will also be marked by the holding of the 1st general assembly of the Network of Human Resources Managers of the Cities and Territories of Africa (2R RH), as well as the ceremony for the delivery of Training Certificates of the 1st Moroccan Promotion of Territorial Coaches.

The Forum will be held in Saidia, Oriental Region, for two days April 25-26, 2018. It will bring together members of national governments and senior government officials, leaders of local governments and government officials, representatives of universities and training institutes targeting local and regional authorities, representatives of civil society organizations and the private sector, from Africa and other regions of the world.

The official Opening Ceremony of the Forum will take place at the BE LIVE Hotel in Saidia on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00am.


For more information, please contact:

Gaëlle Yomi: Phone: + 212 610 56 71 45

Mr. Gautier Brygo: Phone  +212  661  300  829


Zerouali Mohammed : Tel :+212 666036579

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