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Africities 7 Summit Political Report

Africities 7 summit Political Report

11 septembre 2019

The City of Johannesburg, South Africa, hosted the 7th Africities Summit from 29 November to 3 December 2015. This pan-African event is held every three years in one of the ve regions of Africa. It mobilises communities and local authorities in African countries, as well as nancial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level. Marked by several speeches from a wide variety of strategic partners in local development, the summit was hosted by the Mayor of the city of Johannesburg, Mr Parks Tau, together with the South African Local Government Association and the then national minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional A airs, Mr Pravin Gordhan. Proceedings of the summit and sessions were mostly anchored by the United Cities and Local Government of Africa (UCLGA).
The 2015 Africities summit was aimed at further strengthening the role of UCLGA in Africa and taking the decentralisation agenda forward towards attainment of the African Charter values, the 2030 Sustainable Development goals and the 2063 Africa vision for development. Through its interlinked sessions, thematic sessions, open sessions, African local coalitions, UCLGA programmes, partners and political sessions, the summit engaged participants in rigorous debates on the best possible ways and practical alternatives for enhancing service delivery to the ultimate bene t of the masses who are at the receiving end of local government operations and services. Under the theme, “Building Africa with its population – the contribution of local and regional authorities of Africa to Agenda 2063 of the African Union”, the summit was attended by mayors, local authorities, traditional leaders, civil society, ministers, policy makers, development partners and exhibitors.