Africities is the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) of Africa’s flagship pan-African event that is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa. The eighth edition of the summit will address the theme, ‘The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories: the Role of Local and Subnational Governments of Africa’.
The event will gather African communities and local authorities representatives, as well as financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level in an effort to address its two goals: define appropriate shared strategies in order to improve the living conditions of people at the local level; and contribute to the integration, peace and unity of Africa starting from the grassroots.
The summit is organized with support from the African Union (AU), the Government of Morocco, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the European Commission (EC), among others.
dates: 20-24 November 2018
location: Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco