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Record participation as 8th Africities Summit closes in Morocco

The eighth International Summit of Cities and Territorial Communities of Africa (Africities),has ended in Marrakech,Morroco.

The summit which began on ,November 20,2018,with the theme “The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, The Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of Africa,” recorded nearly 7,000 participants.

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The summit gathered ministers, local authorities and local elected officials, officials of local and central administrations, civil society organizations, associations and trade unions, economic operators, researchers and academics, and international cooperation agencies.

It discussed appropriate shared strategies to improve the living conditions of people at the local level and means to contribute to the integration, peace and unity of Africa starting from the grassroots.

The Pan-American meeting was also an opportunity to raise awareness of the new responsibilities of regional leaders to find adequate strategies to ensure transition to sustainable cities and territories in Africa.

Africities Summit is the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s flagship Pan-American event that is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa.

After Marrakech, the 9th edition of Africities will be held in 2021 in Kisumu, Kenya.

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