United Cities and Local Governments, UCLG, the world organization of local and regional governments is holding the second edition of its annual retreat and campus in Barcelona, the home of UCLG World Secretariat.
From 15 to 19 February, representatives of UCLG Sections and committees are discussing the future of the organization and brainstorming ideas for the UCLG Congress in Bogota. The purpose of gathering all the members of the network is to harness its power and continue the work based on collaboration and achievements over the past years, as well as increasing the visibility and impact of their work at all levels.
UCLG Africa is also attending the annual retreat and campus and is represented by its Secretary General, M. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi. UCLG Africa is the African section of the network and is considered as one of the most active sections in the world.
Here, our Secretary General is speaking to UCLG about the curial importance of the year of 2016, as it is a year where local and regional governments are expected to act on several levels.
To know more about the 2nd annual retreat and campus of UCLG and see all the photos, you can visit thewebsite here.
You can also follow the live tweet by using the hashtag #UCLGMeets.