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Archived news from ICLEI Africa


Sharing lessons and experiences on Sustainable Public Procurement

Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) is growing in prominence globally as a tool to achieve sustainable development and take climate action, especially now with the global commitment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12: Sustainable Consumption and Production. As more local governments, in particular, start implementing SPP, there is significant benefit to be gained from sharing experiences and learning from one another, even if located in...



An eventful week for ICLEI at the Africities 8 Summit in Marrakech

ICLEI was represented by a dynamic all-woman team at the Africities 8 Summit, which took place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 20 to 24 November 2018. ICLEI Africa contributed significantly, convening and participating in a multitude of diverse and exciting sessions, plenaries and events throughout the Summit, which had the following theme: The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, the Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of...



Talanoa Dialogues in Africa: highlighting the value of multi-level governance for climate action

During 2018 ICLEI Africa and partners hosted eight Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues in seven African countries. Five key lessons emerged; with two common threads: (1) Coordinated action is essential, and (2) Direct access to climate finance is vital for African cities.ICLEI Africa was privileged to facilitate rich discussions on climate change, the Paris Agreement and Nationally Determined Contributions in seven African countries. Talanoa...



Working with African cities to enable a climate resilient future

ICLEI Africa and partners are working with cities and towns across Africa to bring them on board the Covenant of Mayors: Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) initiative, assisting them in their progress towards sustainable energy access, and actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. During 2018, at least thirty-two cities have gone through the process of joining CoM SSA, which involves signing the political commitment document and having this...



Gauteng Declaration commits to inclusive metropolitan cities and city-regions

The 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting which took place from 26 to 28 August 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, hosted by Gauteng Province, saw the launch of the Gauteng Declaration.



ICLEI Africa attends 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting and supports Gauteng Declaration

ICLEI Africa was invited to participate and present at the 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting which took place from 26 to 28 August 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was hosted by the Gauteng Province, which ICLEI recently welcomed as a member.



Activating an all-of-society approach to implementing The Urban Agenda

ICLEI Africa has partnered with the South African Cities Network (SACN) this year to host the 2018 South African Urban Conference, which takes place on 30 and 31 October 2018 in Johannesburg. Other partners include various national government departments, Gauteng provincial government, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN). The aim of the conference is to embed the...


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