From 01 to 02 November 2021, the pan-African organization United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is organizing its regional caucus for the North Africa region at Jolie Ville Hotel in Luxor, Egypt.
The city of Luxor hosts the second in a series of regional caucuses organized in preparation for the 9th Africities Summit from 17 to 21 May 2022 in Kisumu, Kenya, within the framework of which the elective general assembly of UCLG Africa will take place on 20 May 2022. The first regional caucus was held in Libreville, Gabon, on 26 and 27 October 2021 for Central Africa. Other regional caucuses are planned in Nairobi, Kenya, on 30 November and 01 December 2021 for East Africa; in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 16 and 17 December 2021 for West Africa; and in Pretoria, South Africa on 05 and 06 December 2021 for Southern Africa.
The meeting will allow the local authorities of the North Africa region to nominate their candidates to the various political bodies of UCLG Africa. Each region must nominate: 9 candidates among the 45 members of the Pan-African Council elected by the general assembly ; 3 candidates among the 15 members of the Executive Committee, 1 candidate among the 5 members of the Financial Management Commission, and 1 Vice President among the 5 members of the Presidency, all elected by the Pan-African Council, and possibly 1 candidate for the position of President of UCLG Africa elected by the Pan-African Council from among the members of the Presidency.
The caucus also involves the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA) and the Network of Locally Elected Youth of Africa (YELO) whose general assemblies will also take place during the Africities Summit in Kisumu, Kenya.
The official opening of the meeting will be chaired by His Excellency the Minister of Local Development of Egypt, and will include:
– The welcome adress by the Deputy Governor of Luxor;
-The speech of the Governor of Kisumu, Kenya;
-The speech of the Mayor of Rabat, UCLG Africa Headquarters
The meeting will be held in the presence of the presidents of national associations of local authorities, of leaders of the Network of Local Elected Women of Africa (REFELA), of young local elected officials, of and permanent secretaries of national associations of local authorities.
Gaëlle Yomi: Tel: +212 06 10 56 71 45