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23
NOV
2018

The fourth day of the Africities summit saw the Agency for the Environment and Energy Management

The fourth day of the Africities summit saw the Agency for the Environment and Energy Management , ADEME sign a Memorandum of Cooperation with the United Cities Local Government Africa. The agreement is a start of many collaborations to come with local authorities working together towards creating sustainable cities. The eighth edition of the africties summit is taking place in Marrakesh Morocco, North of Africa. Close to five thousand delegates have descended to the city to deliberate on issues facing the continent such as urbanisation, housing, electricity among other things. On Friday the summit will zoom in on urban planning and territorial development. Channel Africa’s Ayanda Mkhwanazi is there..
23
NOV
2018

Africities Summit encourages climate change collaborations

Last month the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released an alarming report that the world had less than twelve years to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees to avoid a catastrophic environmental breakdown. In the report climate scientists said urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which is affordable and feasible although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement pledge to keep temperatures between 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius. On Thursday, experts in climate change at the Africities Summit said although efforts to fight the effects of climate change were well underway, collaborations should not be excluded. The Africities summit is currently under way in Marrakesh Morroco, North Africa. Channel Africa’s Ayanda Mkhwanazi is there.
22
NOV
2018

Gender equality has been fingered as a key component at the Africities Summit

Gender equality has been fingered as a key component in developing policies that will be beneficial to the empowerment of women. This is according to female speakers attending the Africities Summit in Marrakesh Morocco. Under the theme “the transition towards sustainable cities and territories: the role of local and sub-national governments of Africa, leaders of various governments from around the continent including civil society will deliberate on how to promote a new approach to sustainable development. Channel Africa’s Ayanda Mkhwanazi is there..
21
NOV
2018

Aminata Sy of the African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) says its time Africa realises its potential

Those attending the eighth edition of the Africities Summit in Marrakesh Morocco have expressed the need for Africa to take charge of their own economies and create the necessary spaces for people to benefit. The summit, is in its second day, thousands of delegates from and around the continent and further afield have gathered at this important meeting of local governments in Africa. The summit will zoom in on sustainable development in African cities. Among those in attendance is Aminata Sy from Burkina Faso, who is the Director of Spatial Planning at the African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). She says, it is about time that Africa realises and optimises on the opportunities it has to offer.
21
NOV
2018

Cimeira Afrocities

Foi esta terça-feira aberta a oitava Cimeira Afrocities em Marrakech, cidade do reino dos Marrocos, Africa do Magreb, na presença de cerca de 3 mil delegados vindos do continente africano. Milton Maluleque, enviado especial de Canal Africa ao certame reporta...
21
NOV
2018

Delegates should work towards changing the mind-set of young people: Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi

The Secretary General of the United Cities Local Government Association (UCLGA) Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi says that the challenge of migration is one of the key issues that will be addressed at the eighth edition of the Africities Summit, currently taking place in Marrakesh Morocco, in North Africa. He says that as much as migration is a human right, Africa needs to create dialogue and come up with solutions to reduce the number of people migrating to Europe. On the issue of young people, Mbassi says that the main reason young people leave their home countries is because they are made to believe there is no future in their countries. Addressing a press conference this morning, Mbassi urged those attending the summit to work towards changing the mind-set of young people so they may believe that they can be as successful in Africa.
21
NOV
2018

Bamako to emphasise on their local economy: Hamadou Yalcouye

The first day of the eighth edition of the Africities Summit kicked off in Marrakesh Morocco with thousands of delegates from around the globe converging to the summit that has been dubbed the biggest gathering of local governments. Among those attending the summit is Hamadou Yalcouye who is a town planner with the Regional Development Agency of Bamako district in Mali, says that their involvement in the summit will help them find ways of increasing the capacity of the city of Bamako as they want to emphasise on their local economy.
20
NOV
2018

Mpho Moruakgomo President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities talks local economic development

As the eighth edition of the Africities Summit continues in Marakesh, Morroco a number of delegates will be chairing break away session to address challenges facing the African continent. The summit will explore ways to create more sustainable cities as well as focus on development. Among the thousands in attendance is Mpho Moruakgomo who is the President of the Botswana Association of Local Authorities.
20
NOV
2018

Abertura

A cidade de Marrakech, Reino dos Marrocos, acolhe a oitava Cimeira Afrocities, encontro dos Presidentes dos Municipios de Africa, Autoridades Locais, parceiros continentais e Internacionais. Encontram-se reunidos cerca de 5 mil delegados.
O nosso enviado especial a Marrakech, Milton Maluleque reporta...
20
NOV
2018

African Womens’ Mayors Network, REFELA. Queen Mother Celestine Courtes talks street children

The eighth edition of the Africities summit is currently underway in Morocco Marrakesh. Thousands of delegates have arrived to engage in discussion that will see sustainable development of African cities being highlighted. The summit will further discuss many challenges facing the African continent including housing, electricity, migration among other things. The summit will see the launch of the African cities without street children campaign by the African Womens’ Mayors Network, REFELA. Queen Mother Celestine Courtes is the President of REFELA
20
NOV
2018

Africities an important summit: Tau

The eight edition of the Africities Summit is currently underway in Morocco Marakesh with an estimated five- thousands delegates to attend. This year’s theme is “the transition towards sustainable cities and territories: the role of local and sub-national governments. The main focus this year is creating more sustainable African cities. The summit’s open sessions will allow different netorks wishing to work with African cities territories to present their proposals and to contribute to reflections on how local Africa changes its approach to harness the opportunities and benefits that exist. President of the South African Local Government Association and of the United Cities Local Governments or UCLG, Parks Tau says it is important for African cities to find solutions to the challenges it faces such as migration, housing, access to electricity and any other challenges that impede on the development of African cities.

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