Archived news from ICLEI Africa


Sub-Saharan African cities are invited to join Covenant of Mayors initiative in the region

Today, Sub-Saharan African cities appealed to their peers to join the voluntary initiative Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa as a framework for developing and implementing effective local climate and energy actions.



National Wetlands Indaba partners with ICLEI to make the voices of local governments heard

The valuable contribution of ICLEI’s work to the conservation and management of wetlands in South Africa and to the annual National Wetlands Indaba (NWI) has been recognised by the event organising committee, and ICLEI has been invited to co-brand this year’s event. In 2015, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability embarked on a new venture to work with local governments to protect priority natural wetland resources in South Africa. The...



ICLEI Africa and Botswana Association for Local Authorities (BALA) sign historic MoU

The Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA), an ICLEI member and partner since 2010, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICLEI Africa. This took place in the opening session of the BALA Annual Conference 2017 held in Maun in August. The MoU promises to begin a new era of cooperation between the Africa Secretariat of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and the national coordinator and forum of Botswana’s councils and...



ICLEI welcomes Nairobi as its 100th Member in Sub-Sahara Africa

Nairobi City County, capital city of Kenya, has joined ICLEI, the global network of cities and subnational governments for sustainability, as its 100th member in Sub-Sahara Africa.



Launch of the initiative of the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa

For the Council of Zou municipalities in Benin



Dar es Salaam wins 2018 Sustainable Transit Award

One year after Dar es Salaam became East Africa’s first city to implement a bus-rapid transit system, the Tanzanian capital has been awarded a major transportation prize.



We are proud to release the LoCS4Africa 2017 Highlights report and Congress video

The report is packed full of photos, and features strategic Congress outcomes and key initiatives, a centrespread on the Ekurhuleni Declaration on Water and Sanitation for Cities, a range of quotes from delegates and a summary of the AfriAlliance Launch Conference. Download the report here and watch the video here.


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