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Call for applications for the training on : Promoting Human Rights, Democracy and Diversity at local level

The African  Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is launching  two (02) international training sessions 01 in English and the other in French on: ” Promoting Human Rights, Democracy and Diversity at local level ” which are organized in partnership with University of Graz (Austria).

  •  Session in English : Kigali, Rwanda on 09 au 13 September, 2019
  • Session in French:  Ifrane, Morocco on 25 to 29 November, 2019    Al Akhawayn Executive Conference Center

Find below  the concept note and the registration form to be completed and returned to the following e-mail addresses: lramilijaona@uclga.orgpdabire@uclga.org with cc to najat_zarrouk@yahoo.fr.

Concept Note.

Registration Form

Third Edition  of the   African  Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes  Targeting Local Governments (FAMI):  IFRANE’S CALL TO ACTION

IFRANE’S CALL TO ACTION FOR THE MOBILIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE FINANCING FOR TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING OF LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS
AND HUMAN RESOURCES OF AFRICAN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

We, Representatives of Local Governments and Training Institutes involved in the process of Decentralization, Local Governance and Local Development, meeting from 10 to 14 in Ifrane, Morocco, on the occasion of the 3rd Edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes Targeting Local Governments
(FAMI), organized by the African Local Governments Academy(ALGA) of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), on the theme: “Financing learning, training and capacity building for local elected officials and local human resources in Africa: for innovative and sustainable mechanisms”;

– Launch a Solemn Appeal to the decision-makers at local, national, panAfrican and international levels to make the issue of the Human Capital of Local Governments, Authorities and Administrations one of the main priorities in
the implementation of Decentralization policies, the domestication and localization of the African Union Agenda 2063, as well as the Global Agendas, adopted by the United Nations, in particular Agenda 2030 of the Sustainable
Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the New Urban Agenda.

– It should be recalled that weak capacities are a serious obstacle to the achievement and success of Decentralization, to the achievement of sustainable development and to the anchoring of Good Governance at the territorial level.
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– Call on decision-makers to comply with the guidelines and directives adopted at the pan-African and international levels to rethink their action regarding the priority given to the development of Human Capital within local and regional governments and authorities.

– The African Union’s Vision 2063 “The Africa we want”, in paragraph 14, emphasizes the following: “Africa’s Human Capital will be fully developed as the most precious resource, including through sustained investments based on universality in early childhood and basic education, and also through sustained investments in higher education, science, technology, research and innovation, and the elimination of inequalities between men and women at all levels of education.

Access to higher education will be expanded and strengthened by providing modern world-class learning and research infrastructures to support the scientific reforms that underpin the continent’s transformation”.

The Resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 2017, No. 72/235 on Human Resources Development, commits the international community to place human resources development at the heart of sustainable development in its three dimensions, economic, social and environmental; and on the other hand, to develop short-, medium- and long-term strategies to effectively improve capacity in this area, as sustained, shared and equitable economic growth and development are not possible without an educated, skilled, healthy, competent, productive and adaptable workforce”.
On this basis, we recommend the following in the context of strengthening the Human Capital of local and regional authorities in Africa:

1. Define an appropriate legal framework that establishes the right to lifelong learning for local elected officials and human resources of local and regional governments and authorities in Africa.

2. Promote employment within Africa’s Territorial Administrations as one of the first options in the career choice of young people entering the labour market by putting in place adequate incentive frameworks and community human resource planning methods adapted to the contexts of the different communities.
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3. Implement innovative and sustainable mechanisms for financing training, capacity building, and empowering for local and regional governments and authorities in Africa, in particular by establishing a levy of 1 to 5 per cent of the wage bill paid to local and regional authority staff, to be devoted to training, capacity building and empowering local elected officials, managers and other staff of these territorial and local institutions, taking into account national contexts and the diversity of the financing mechanisms and models involved.

4. Establish at national level, an autonomous institution responsible for the organization and management of training and capacity building for local and regional governments and authorities in Africa, the management of which should be as joint as possible, integrating into its management the national administrations responsible for the civil service and employment, local and regional authorities and decentralization, as well as the National Association of Local and Regional Authorities and the representatives of local and regional authorities’ executives and staff. This autonomous institution would collect and manage the amount of the levy on the payroll of local authorities to ensure training and capacity building for local governments and authorities.

5. Establish a National Observatory of Human Resources of Local Governments and Authorities with the participation of training institutes and academia to encourage Public Authorities to adopt human resources management standards, and a culture of comparative performance in the management of territorial administrations in Africa. Information from the various national observatories should be able to feed into the African Observatory on Human Resources of Local Authorities developed at the level of the African Local Governments Academy(ALGA) of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa).

Let us commit ourselves to promoting this call to Action for Human Capital of Africa’s Local and Regional Governments and Authorities, and the implementation of its recommendations.

Done at Ifrane, on Thursday 13 June 2019
The Participants in the 3rd African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training
Institutes targeting the Local Government

PDF version avialable here.

Read the final report of the forum here. 

Motion of thanks addressed to His  Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco.  

Join the UCLG Africa and ALGA Lab Debate during the EDD 2019 in Brussels, June 18.

The European Development Days (EDD) 2019 will be held from June 18 – 19, in Brussels. This year’s EDD is entitled, “Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind.”

Organized by the European Commission, the EDD is a participatory program that brings the development community together annually to share ideas and experiences that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

UCLG Africa will be actively participating in the event and can be located at Stand 47 in the Global Village City Hall.  Stand 47 will be a special place dedicated to local authorities, represented by five major associations of local and regional governments active in development cooperation: AIMF, CLGF, PLATFORMA (CEMR), UCLG and UCLG Africa.

These associations signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission in 2015. Through this partnership, the EU recognized the role of towns and regions as policy and decision-makers in addressing global challenges and in implementing shared global agendas at local level. Together, the five networks of local and regional governments address inequalities as a transversal dimension of sustainable development, local governance and economic growth.

To represent the voices of the African continent, UCLG Africa will organize a Lab Debate around the theme: “Addressing inequalities and building a local Africa, leaving no one behind.” The Lab Debate will be an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas that pave a way in the creation of an “enabling environment” for local and regional governments in Africa to redress inequalities and to move towards a positive, inclusive, sustainable and resilient transformation that leaves no one behind.

The keys objectives of the Lab Debate are to:

  • Create a consensus around the causes of inequalities in Africa, particularly at local levels, which cannot be redressed or reduced without the responsible, strong and effective involvement of regional and local authorities;
  • Shape the role and responsibilities of the regional and local authorities, besides other actors and stakeholders, in facing and reducing territorial inequalities;
  • Agree on the main pillars of an enabling environment that leaves no one behind;
  • Build bridges for “win-win” partnerships to empower regional and local authorities.

Don’t miss this great moment of exchange. Join us on Tuesday, June 18, in Room D4  (10:00am to 11:15am).

 

Discover the key speakers here.

Celebration of International Public Service Day in Ifrane : 3rd edition of the FAMI

From June 10 to June 14, 2019 in Ifrane (Morocco), the African Local Government Academy (ALGA) of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), the Regional Fez-Meknes Council and the Al Alkhawayn University of Ifrane, will organize the 3rd edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes, targeting local and subnational governments, (FAMI).

The third edition of the Forum is in celebration of the International Public Service Day (decided by the UN General Assembly to take place on June 23rd annually) and is also a part of the implementation of the U.N. Resolution No. 72/235, dated December 20th, 2017 on Human Resources Development, which states, “The development of Human Resources is the keystone of economic, social and environmental development … Health and education are at the heart of the development of human resources.”

The Forum has the support of the Interior Ministry of Morocco (Directorate General of Local Governments), the Ministry Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of the Reform of the Administration and of Public Service, the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM), the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Communal Councils (AMPCC), the Council of the Fez-Meknes Region and the Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane. The theme for 2019 is, “The financing of learning, training and capacity building of local authorities and the staff of Local and Subnational Governments in Africa.

The question of means and resources remains a big challenge, if not a real obstacle, for the upgrading of the local public administration, for the modernization of the Management of Human Resources of the local and subnational governments, and the learning, training and capacity building of the Human Capital of these entities, whether local elected officials / elected officials or the staff of the local and subnational governments in Africa. This finding is apparent from a multitude of reports and studies, including the 1st Report on the state of the Human Resources of African Local & Subnational Governments (2018 edition) of UCLG Africa’s Human Resources Observatory of African Local and Subnational Governments. Indeed, local governments in Africa are still finding it very difficult to attract and retain human resources and talent in sufficient quantity and quality. Studies have shown that local and subnational governments operate with less than half of the workforce they need to be successful. The budget allocated, in general, to human resources management (motivation mechanisms including salaries, training budget, acquisition of modern tools for career management, including the computerization of services and procedures, etc.) is below the needs of local and subnational governments and below the ambitions of a successful territorial public administration. The central governments, as well as local administrations themselves, are therefore required to acquire the means to actually invest in human capital at the local level.”

With this in mind, the 3 rd edition of the African Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting local and subnational governments, is intended to be a forum for the discussion of issues of funding for apprenticeships, training and capacity building and targeting local and subnational governments in Africa, in order to present successful models that exist around the world and to propose innovative and sustainable mechanisms for the anchoring of decentralization in Africa. The forum will also provide a space for awareness-raising, training and capacity building on the state of implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union and the Global Development Agendas (Agenda 2030 relating to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda, the Climate Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the African and international conventions on the prevention and fight against corruption).

Representatives of central governments, local and subnational governments, international organizations, territorial managers, representatives of training institutions, as well as representatives of the private sector and civil society, will meet over 5 days to discuss concrete alternatives to providing a financing model adapted to the African environment and to get updates concerning the implementation of African and global commitments.

The official opening of the forum will see the participation of:

Mr. Mohand Laenser, President of the Association of Regions of Morocco (ARM), President of the Regional Council of Fez-Meknes;

– Representatives of the governments of the Kingdom of Morocco;

– Representatives of local and subnational governments of Morocco.

Mr. Driss Ouaouicha, President of Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane;

Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa.

The forum will also serve as a framework for the holding of the 4th Meeting of the Academic Board of UCLG Africa’s African Local Government Academy (ALGA), which will be marked by a peer review between the African institutes of ALGA, a presentation of the balance of the Academy’s activities, as well as strategic orientations for the future.

The national and international media, based in Morocco, are invited to cover the opening ceremony on June 10, 2019 at the Al Akhawayn University Campus in Ifrane (Building 4, Auditorium).

 

For more information:

Consult the forum website: http://www.aui.ma/algafami3/index.html

Please contact:

Gaëlle Yomi: Phone: + 212 610 56 71 45

 

email: gyomi@uclga.org

About:

UCLG Africa and ALGA: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), is the umbrella organization and the united voice that ensures the representation of local authorities in Africa. UCLG Africa brings together more than 350 million African citizens, more than 40 national associations and more than 2,000 cities.

Promoting decentralization in Africa and within the local and subnational governments of Africa as autonomous and distinct spheres of government, and also contributing to the unity of the African continent, thanks to the dynamism of local authorities, are amongst the main missions of UCLG Africa.www.uclga.org 

Created in 2009 and operational from 2016, the African Local Government Academy (ALGA) is a subsidiary body of UCLG Africa, whose main mission is to promote quality standards in terms of training and capacity building, targeting local and subnational governments to invest in the human capital of these entities and to anchor efficiency and professionalism at the territorial level in Africa.

THE FEZ-MEKNES REGIONAL COUNCIL: The Fez-Meknes Regional Council is the deliberating assembly of the region elected through direct universal suffrage by the voters of the region. Like other local and subnational governments in Morocco, its members are elected for a six-year term. Regional activities are carried out under the control of the “Wali” (“head governor”) of the region, representing the central power. As regards the areas of competence, and according to Article 140 of the Moroccan Constitution, the local and subnational governments have their own competences, as well as competences shared with the central government and those, which are transferable to them by the latter, on the basis of the subsidiarity principle. http://www.region-fes-meknes.ma

AL AKHAWAYN UNIVERSITY: The Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane, created in 1993, is an independent, public, mixed and non-profit, Moroccan institution engaged in the training of future leaders-citizens of Morocco and the world through an educational program in the field of liberal arts with an international calling, taught in English and based on the American system. The university showcases Morocco and associates the world with cutting-edge teaching and research programs, including continuous education for executives. The University adheres to the highest academic and ethical standards and promotes equity and social responsibility. www.aui.ma

Daowload the Press Release. 

Training of 46 trainers on localizing the SDGs and Territorial Planning

 

As part of ALGA’s of  short-term continuous training offer to colleges, ALGA, with the support and mobilization of its partners, namely the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG),  United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) – UCLG Learning, The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and MILE, as anchoring institutes of ALGA, organized a training of trainers workshop on Localizing the SDGs and Territorial Planning – April 24-26 in Accra, Ghana, dedicated to enable and capacitate  African participants.

The main objective was to train a third cohort of trainers from Ghana and the other African Regions on localizing the SDGs and territorial planning and the purpose of the mission was to disseminate this training offer in Africa.

The Training of Trainers program on localizing SDGs and territorial planning aimed to:

  • Provide a space for learning, sharing and exchanging experiences and best practices in order to raise the level of awareness and advocacy for local actors in the SDG ownership, localization process and territorial planning.
  • Propose strategies and tools that facilitate the effective participation of local and regional governments in the process of implementing policies, plans and strategies for achieving SDGs;
  • Develop the methodology for determining targets and indicators to measure the impact of actions at the local level;
  • Provide tools and didactic materials to disseminate the dynamic of localizing the SDGs.

The session took place over three days of residential training. The training of trainers’ curriculum alternated the theoretical input phases with practical exercises, group work and simulation.

Read more here…

2nd International Conference on the “Role and responsibility of Local and Subnational Governments for the Preservation and Promotion of the Cultural Heritage”

The celebration of the International Day of Monuments and Sites for World Cultural Heritage will take place on April 18, 2019. United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), through its African Local Government Academy (ALGA), the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and the City of Rabat, in partnership and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Ministry of National Spatial Planning, Town Planning, Housing and Urban Policy, ICOMOS-Morocco, UNESCO and the Italian Foundation Romualdo Del Bianco, will organize the 2nd International Conference under the theme: “The Role and Responsibility of Local and Subnational Governments in the Preservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage.”

The celebration will take place over two days with Thursday April 18, 2019, to be held at the ISESCO Headquarters and Friday, April 19, 2019 to be held at the Headquarters of the City Council of Rabat (Morocco).

The organization of this 2nd International Conference is supported by ISESCO’s proclamation that 2019 is the “Year of Heritage in the Islamic World.”

The theme, ” The role and responsibility of local and subnational governments in the preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage,” will be a longstanding one. In the wake of the 2018 Conference, which focused on “Protecting Cultural Heritage through Participatory and Inclusive Governance” this is in support of the implementation of Target 11.4 of SDG 11 (Strengthen efforts to protect and preserve the world’s cultural and natural heritage.”  Local and subnational governments have become key players in this field, because of the roles and responsibilities that are transferred to them by the national governments, and the preservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage is part of a context that is becoming increasingly multi-actor with multi-levels of governance.

The main goal of the conference is to bring to the table all the actors and stakeholders concerned or involved in the preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage and to create a roadmap allowing each actor and each stakeholder to grasp the importance of its role and the extent of its responsibilities throughout the chain of custody and enhancement of cultural heritage.

Cultural Heritage constitutes a fundamental lever of human life which participates not only in the promotion of peace, balance, continuity and harmony in human societies, but, when it is well protected and well valued, it is also a lever for promoting sustained, shared and sustainable economic growth, Sustainable Development Goal # 8, whose Target 8.9 aims to, “develop and implement policies to develop sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products,” by 2030.

The opening of the conference will be officially made by representatives of ISESCO; the Ministry of Culture and Communication; UN-Women; ICOMOS-Morocco; the Communal Council of Rabat; and UCLG Africa.

More than one hundred participants are expected at this important meeting, including: representatives of international organizations (UNESCO, ISESCO, ICOMOS), the ministerial departments responsible and/or involved in the governance and management of Cultural Heritage, Associations of Local and Subnational Governments in Africa and the Arab and Muslim World, as well as components of Civil Society and other participants.

The Conference will be an opportunity to highlight the best practice of some African cities in the protection and promotion of their Cultural Heritage, including: Bobo-Dioulasso Town, Burkina Faso, Praia Town (Cabo Verde), the Commune of Abobo (Côte d’Ivoire), the City of Bamako (Mali), the cities of El Jadida, Azemmour and Marrakech, (Morocco), Cities of Mauritania, the City of Lagos (Nigeria) and the City of La Goulette, Tunisia. The Conference will also be marked by the presentation of the experiences of the Arab world, including Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Mauritania.

Participants will address the theme from 5 main perspectives:

1) What is the context and what are the current challenges of preserving, protecting and enhancing Cultural Heritage?

2) What is the mapping for the main actors and stakeholders in the dynamics of preservation, protection and enhancement of cultural heritage?

3) What are the roles and responsibilities of local and subnational governments in the management, preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage?

4) What tools and strategies exist for local and regional authorities for the management, preservation and enhancement of cultural heritage?

5) What are the main pillars for a possible roadmap targeting the local level?

The national and international media based in Morocco are invited to cover the proceedings of the International Conference on Thursday, April 18, 2019   from 09:00 am   at the ISESCO Headquarters (Avenue des FAR, Hay Ryad – Madinat Al Irfane) and Friday, April 19, 2019 at 9:00 am at the Headquarters of the Municipal Council of the City of Rabat, Avenue Mohamed Belhassan El Ouazzani, Takkadoum.

Participants will finally have the opportunity to visit the jewels of the City of Rabat, a city that has made Cultural Heritage a strategic axis and a development lever for its progress and sustainable development.

About:

ISESCO: The Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ISESCO) was established in May 1979 by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Its headquarters are based in Rabat (Morocco). Websitehttp://www.isesco.org.ma

UCLG Africa: is the umbrella organization of the local governments of Africa whose founding congress took place in the city of Tshwane, South Africa, in May 2005. UCLG Africa has had its headquarters in the city of Rabat (Morocco) since January 2008. It is the African chapter of the world organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). Websitewww.uclga.org

 

For more information, please contact:

Gaëlle Yomi: Phone: + 212 610 56 71 45

e-mail: gyomi@uclga.org

The Press release is available here in PDF.

Register for the 3rd Edition of the Forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting the local level in Africa (Deadline: 4 June 2019)

UCLG Africa, through its African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) and its partners: The Regional Council of Fès-Meknès and Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane, will organize the 3rd edition of the forum of Territorial Managers and Training Institutes targeting the local level in Africa. The forum will be held from June 10 – 14 at the Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane (Morocco) under the theme: Financing Learning, Training and Capacity Building for Local Elected Officials and Territorial Managers in Africa: for Innovative and Sustainable Mechanisms.

The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss and benchmark the issue of financing learning, training and capacity building that targets local governments in Africa, to present the successful models that exist from around the world and to present and propose innovative and sustainable mechanisms to anchor decentralization in Africa. The Forum will also offer a space to empower participants on the African and Global Agendas.

TARGET PUBLIC

  • Representatives of International Organizations
  • Representatives of Governments
  • Local Governments and their Networks
  • National Associations of Local Governments
  • Local Elected Officials
  • Territorial Managers and their Professional Networks
  • Development Partners and Donors
  • Civil Society
  • Academia
  • Private Sector Representatives, etc.

FEES FOR REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE FORUM

  • Members and networks of UCLG Africa: 300 euros
  • Non-members of UCLG Africa: 400 euros
  • Husband / Wives and Accompanying Persons: 100 euros
  • Delegations / Groups of more than 5 participants: 20% discount.

Fees can be paid through bank transfer to UCLG Africa at:

BANK: BNPPARIBAS

Address: 117, Boulevard HAUSSMANN 75008, Paris_ France

Beneficiary: CITES ET GOUVERNEMENTS LOCAUX UNIS D’AFRIQUE

IBAN/ Bank account number: FR7630004005670001009726629

BIC/Code SWIFT: BNPAFRPPINT

Transfer notification: FULL NAME OF THE PARTICIPANT + UCLG Africa / ALGA Forum2019.

– Or upon arrival to the Venue of the Forum.

For more details click here 

For a registration form click here 

Download The Draf of the Agenda here. 

 

 

Register for the Training of Trainers on Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and Territorial Planning (24-26 April, Accra, Ghana)

ALGA, with the support and mobilization of its partners, namely United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and UCLG Learning, and MILE, as an anchoring institute of ALGA in Southern Africa, have decided to set up Training of Trainers on Localizing the SDGs and Territorial Planning, dedicated to enable and capacitate participants from Ghana and the entire West Africa Region.   

The Training of Trainers session on localizing SDGs will be held in Accra, Ghana from April 24-26, 2019 at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Executive Conference Center, the anchoring Institute of ALGA in West Africa.

The main objective is to train a third cohort of trainers from Ghana and the West Africa Region on localizing the SDGs and territorial planning, whose mission will be to disseminate this training offer in Africa.

The Training of Trainers program will be based on Learning Modules 1,2 and 3 developed by UCLG, UNDP, UN-Habitat and the Barcelona Metropolitan Government and cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to the SDGs and their localization.
  • Advocacy and awareness raising for the SDG localization process;
  • Reporting and monitoring of the SDG localization process;
  • Development planning and SDG localization;
  • The way ahead: How to organize your own SDG training.

Furthermore, a technical field visit will be conducted and an additional session on facilitation skills will be part of the program.

a) Pedagogical Training fees :

         500 Euros per person

This will include:

  • The toolkit
  • 3 days of training
  • Meals and accommodation at the Executive Conference Center of GIMPA

b) Other Cost to be borne by participants:

– International travel cost (round trip travel to Accra).

The full presentation of the trainings is available here

The register form is available here

For any additional information, please send an email to: lramilijaona@uclga.org; info@nalag-ghana.org; sadamss2000@yahoo.com

UCLG Africa Annual Retreat (18 -21 February 2019)

Initiated in 2017, the third edition of UCLG Africa’s annual retreat will be held from 18 to 21 February 2019 in Ifrane, at the Conference Center of the University of Al Akhawayne (Morocco).

This retreat provides a space for dialogue to reflect on how best the organization can help its members grow and how to strengthen their organizational capacities and abilities.

The meeting will be attended by all UCLG Africa staff (headquarters , regional offices: West Africa region, East Africa Region,  Southern Africa region and ALGA Ouagadougou) and some partners.

The retreat has four main objectives:

Develop a deeper understanding of the continental context;

– Refine the collective understanding of the purpose of UCLG Africa;

– Collectively assess the current state of the organization with a view to ongoing   improvement;

– Clarify the roles, functions, skills and capacities that UCLG Africa will need to thrive.

The program includes workshop work, round tables and plenary sessions.

Watch the video of Day 1 ! 

 

Improve your Skills and your Profile for the Future

The International Institute of Administrative Sciences will organize the first edition of its Research and Professional Development Academy in Brussels from 25 February to 1st March 2019.

The IIAS Research and Professional Development Academy (IIAS Academy) aims to provide PhD Students, young researchers and young professionals (later stage of their PhD thesis or early stage in their professional life) from different regions of the world with an opportunity to develop their capacity to publish, write proposals, seek research grants, establish contact with Brussels-based institutions and start collaborations with other participants.

The idea is for participants to share their research experience in Public Administration/ Management (and related domains) and discuss their early plans/experience of integrating professional life. A key vehicle for this integration is how to use the results of their thesis work to set forward their professional careers.

Junior participants will have an opportunity to mingle with each other and senior professionals and share their experiences of early stage career development. The key objective of the IIAS Academy are:

*  Orient young professionals towards further developing their careers in different contexts: academia, public sector, and international organisations;

*  Provide participants with an opportunity to network with representatives from leading universities, Brussels-based local public organizations (ministries, agencies,..), multinationals (consulting companies);

*  Visit with national, regional and international organisations (EC, UN, and INGOs) to have better insights on the inner workings of those organisations, related career opportunities as well as career development paths that harness the link with the different types of organisations;

*  Offer participants the opportunity to assess their individual competencies and skills for career development and develop them accordingly.

Dates : 25 February 2019 – 1st March 2019

Venue :  IIAS Headquarters

IIAS-IISA

Rue du Commerce, 96 6th Floor – Block C

B- 1040 Brussels, BELGIUM Phone: + 32 2 536 08 80

Contact: academy@iias-iisa.org<mailto:academy@iias-iisa.org>

Please send your complete application file to : academy@iias-iisa.org<mailto:academy@iias-iisa.org>

Deadlines for application :  11 February 2019

CALL-FOR-APPLICATIONS 

REGISTRATION

The first session of the IIAS Academy for Research & Professional Development (IIAS Academy) will take place at IIAS headquarters. The weeklong seminar will bring together young researchers and academics to develop their capacity to publish, write proposals to seek research grants, establish contact with Brussels-based institutions and start collaborations with other participants. Many world-class scholars that have already collaborated with IIAS and its entities have already enlisted in the academy to provide the training.

Registration available here.

Contact : academy@iias-iisa.org<mailto:academy@iias-iisa.org>  and f.maron@iias-iisa.org<mailto:f.maron@iias-iisa.org>