In the framework of the organization of Africities 8 Summit, which will be held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, from 20 to 24 November 2018 in Marrakech, UCLG Africa and the “Initiatives Climat” Association organize the “Climate Initiatives Awards 2018 – African Local Government Authorities “. The theme of the Africities 2018 Summit is: “The transition to sustainable cities and territories: The role of Local and Sub- national governments of Africa.”
The Awards are for African Local and Sub- national governments which are carrying out initiatives to tackle the negative effects of climate change in Africa (adaptation and mitigation).
The competition is open to three categories of local government:
– Small Cities: less than 20,000 inhabitants,
-Intermediary Cities: From 20,000 to 100,000 inhabitants
-Big Cities: More than 100,000 inhabitants.
Local authorities wishing to compete in the Awards are required to submit a ‘Climate Initiative’ by completing the online form available here.
Only eligible projects that are included in the online database may take part in the Awards. It is the responsibility of participating local authorities to ensure that they receive an acknowledgement of submission after sending their application to the Coordinators via the website or via its email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Each local authority may only compete in a single category.
The jury will select nine nominees, three nominees per each category. The nine selected initiatives will then be submitted to the delegates of the Africities 2018 Summit to vote the winner of each category. The nine nominees are supported (one person per municipality) to participate in the Africities summit from 20 to 24 November 2018. A trophy will be awarded to all winners at the Africities summit gala dinner on 24 November 2018.
Applications should be sent to the Coordinators no later than 29 October 2018, at midnight (GMT Time).
The names of the 9 nominees will be announced by the jury in the beginning of November 2018.
UCLG Africa invited its members to participate actively by submitting initiatives led by their municipalities.