Updates from corporate learning and knowledge management
During the study tour visit to Rwanda the team visited the Africa Center for Sustainable Development where they met with the Director General of the Center, Mr. Belay Bagashaw. It was an exciting moment for corporate learning. The team learnt about the localization of SDGs and the DG of the center expressed his interest in working closely with the mayors of African municipalities.
The regional team contributed to several continent wide joint initiatives with strategic partners, which included bringing together The Constitutive General Assembly of the Network of Technical Directors of Cities and Territories of Africa for service delivery and to specifically address climate change issues in Africa. This was launched in Abidjan on July 3, 2017.
Group Photo of the participants at the General Assembly of AALGB
Meeting between Mr. Sola Nachuto, The Minister of Territorial Administration and Local government, Mr. Joachim A.M Hunlede, Permanent Secretary of the CIAALGB, Mr. Julio Injucam and Mr. Moises Halfico Sow, Chief of the Minister’s office
The West Africa regional office team support, and going forward in 2018, will continue to support Guinea Bissau who at present, do not have a national association. In July 2017, a mission led by Joachim A. M. Hunlede, Program Officer at the West Africa Regional Office of UCLG Africa and Charles Patsika, Director for Membership Development, Networks Coordination and External Relations participated in the deliberations for the following tasks:
- To identify the appropriate support activities for the establishment or strengthening of national associations in the country
- Support to review internal reports and strategies
- Support the proceedings for the first General Assembly meetings in the country to formally adopt statutes and commission a national association.