The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) will organize a training workshop for the first cohort of members of the Pan African Local Government Peer Review Team from November 1-2, 2017 at the Rive Hotel, Rabat, Morocco.
The Pan African Peer Review Program was set up by UCLG Africa to promote self-assessment and peer learning within local government. It aims to improve delivery capacity and good governance in local governments and their national associations and to bring a local and territorial perspective to the African Peer Review Mechanism of the African Union (APRM).
Launched in 2012 with the financial support of the Luxembourg Grand Duchy and the technical support of the Local Government Association of England & Wales (LGA) in the United Kingdom, the Program began as a pilot project with 5 peer review exercises targeting 3 categories of cities that expressed their interest: Small cities (less than 100,000 inhabitants) represented by Otjiwarongo, Namibia; medium-sized cities (between 100,000 and 1 million inhabitants) represented by Tiassale, Cote d’Ivoire; and major cities (over 1 million inhabitants) represented by Yaounde (Cameroon), as well as 2 national associations of local governments, the National Association of Local Government of Ghana (NALAG) and the Ugandan Local Government Association (ULGA).
These peer review exercises were well received by the political leadership in all five categories after which the office bearers of UCLG Africa decided to transform the pilot project into a fully-fledged Pan African Local Government Peer Review Program.
The 2-day training workshop aims to capacitate local government officials and officers who have volunteered to serve as members of the Pan African Local Government Review Team to master the process and skills needed to efficiently implement a peer review exercise.
The workshop will be attended by 35 participants from all regions of Africa and will include political leaders, city managers, chief city finance officers, chief city technical officers, permanent secretaries of national associations of local governments and directors of UCLG-Africa regional offices.
For more information, please contact:
Gaëlle Yomi. Phone: +212 610 56 71 45