Archived news from ICLEI Africa


Launching Procura+ Africa Network: Implementing Sustainable Public Procurement in local government

This week at the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, ICLEI Africa launched the Procura+ Africa Network. This is a major step toward supporting African local governments to work together to reap the benefits of sustainable public procurement (SPP). The network was founded with the goal to increase and deepen implementation of SPP in South Africa. Working together, the members of the network are can learn from each other’s good practices...



Les maires s'engagent collectivement pour le développement de capitales durables en Afrique

Pas moins de 37 capitales africaines -un nombre jamais atteint depuis la création du Forum- ont participé à la cinquième édition du Forum des Capitales Africaines Durables (ACCSF), dans la capitale sud-africaine, les 24 et 25 juin 2019. Les Maires des capitales africaines et leurs représentants se sont engagés collectivement en faveur du développement durable dans leurs villes en adoptant la Déclaration de Tshwane de 2019. Cette Déclaration...



Mayors commit to collective responsibility for realising sustainable African capital cities

A record number of 37 African capital cities participated in the fifth African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) from 24 to 25 June. Through the adoption of the Tshwane Declaration of 2019, Mayors and their representatives committed to collective responsibility for sustainable African capital cities; formally establishing the ACCSF Secretariat, to be held in stewardship by ICLEI Africa, and agreeing to host ACCSF on a rotational basis...



Unlocking discussions around urban natural assets through interactive workshops

In order to break away from the traditional workshop format whereby attendees just share their individual points, the Urban Natural Assets for Africa: Coasts for Life (UNA Coasts) project team adopted a much more innovative and interactive approach to a workshop in the City of Quelimane that not only stimulated creativity through collaborative working, but also unearthed valuable discussions and insights into the cities coastal ecosystems. The...



ICLEI Africa steps up tangible support to build resilience of cities and towns affected by Cyclone Idai

Today, as cities and towns in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, are still reeling from the effects of Cyclone Idai, ICLEI Africa launched an initiative which mobilises existing and new resources to provide tangible long-term support to build the resilience of those cities and towns most affected by the devastation left behind by the cyclone.



Africa Climate Week: A call for urgent climate action by local governments

What is the next step required for African cities and subnational governments to accelerate climate action? Africa Climate Week, held from 18 to 22 March in Accra (Ghana), brought together a diverse range of stakeholders from the continent to answer this question ahead of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2019.



City of Tshwane announces new energy efficiency actions to aid carbon neutrality by 2050

New Policies for Net-Zero Buildings and Efficiency Retrofits Reaffirm City’s Commitment to Building Efficiency Accelerator


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