25th session of UCLG Africa’s Executive committee in Cairo (Egypt) PRESS RELEASE

On June 17 and 18, 2021, the 25th ordinary session of the Executive Committee of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) will be held in Cairo (Egypt).

This session will be officially opened on June 17, 2021 by the Minister of Local Development of Egypt, General Mahmoud SHAARAWY. On this occasion, the agreement will be signed between the government of Egypt and UCLG Africa for the hosting in Cairo of the headquarters of the UCLG Africa regional office for North Africa (NARO).

The 25th session of the Executive Committee will be devoted mainly to the approval of the accounts for the financial year 2020; to the launch of the preparation process for the elective general assembly of UCLG Africa which will take place on April 29, 2022; to the review of the state of preparations for the 9th edition of the Africities Summit scheduled for Kisumu, Kenya from April 26 to 30, 2022; and to the evaluation of the participation of associations of local authorities in Africa in the programming of the new cooperation cycle of the European Union with partner countries (2021-2027).

A press conference will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 11:30 am at the Sheraton Hotel in Cairo.

As a reminder, the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa is the body responsible for the political leadership of the organization. The Executive Committee includes 16 members, 15 members representing equally each of the 5 regions of the continent (i.e. 3 for each of the 5 regions), to which is added the President of the Network of Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA) which is UCLG Africa’s standing commission on gender equality.

For further information, please contact:

Gaëlle Yomi : Phone : + 212 610 56 71 45 E-mail : gyomi@uclga.org