The establishment of ALGA was the subject of a resolution adopted by the local elected officials at the Africities Summit in Marrakech 2009
Vision & Mission
The ALGA vision is to be the driving force behind the professionalization of local elected officials and staff in Africa by establishing: –
- An operational capacity for and recognition as the leading accreditation body for training organizations in Africa on behalf of local governments;
- A center of excellence for the standardization of local government education and training, strategic direction, educational innovation and development of local government professions;
- An institution for the development of competences and capacity building of elected officials and staff of local governments.
ALGA’s mission is to provide services to African local governments through a web-based interactive platform or virtual university in four core areas:
a) Development of leadership and managerial skills
b) Improvement of the performance of local governments
c) Development of good governance, and
d) By providing an umbrella organization for local government professions.
Since 2009, the operationalization of ALGA has gone through the following main stages for its realization: