ALAT is a membership based organisation that brings together all the urban and district councils in Tanzania and whose overall vision is to be a representative voice for all local governments in Tanzania. With over 168 members ALAT is committed to promoting sustainable and resilient urban development in cities in Tanzania.
Resilient Cities is the biggest global forum on urban resilience and climate change adaptation. The core theme of the congress this year is focusing on finance and there is an exciting collection of plenaries, presentations and panel discussions showcasing the latest developments in sustainability, resiliency and climate actions from around the world.
ALAT is actively participating in this exciting conference with Mr Shumumoyo sitting as a panellist in a session entitled ‘Cities Learn Best from Each Other! The Importance and benefits of city cooperation’, sharing lessons and best practice from Tanzania.
ALAT is a committed member of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and sees its participation in the conference as building on their position as co-conveners of the ICLEI Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LOCS) congress held in Dar es Salaam in 2013. This congress saw more than 130 local governments in Tanzania signing the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC), a commitment which is underlined and supported by the recent International Capacity Building Workshop on the DAC that was held in Dar es Salaam at the end of last year.