ICLEI Africa’s main events

ICLEI Africa hosts events throughout Africa to connect our leaders and create dialogues that inspire action for sustainable African cities

LoCS4Africa virtual congress

ICLEI Africa’s LoCS4Africa 2020 virtual congress, in partnership with The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa and co-hosted by The Government of Rwanda and The City of Kigali, will strengthen cooperation that will lead to significant climate action. The LoCS4Africa 2020 theme, Financing for Change, aims to respond to the growing acknowledgement worldwide that, to tackle climate change, city-scale finance must be mobilised. Local finance will give subnational actors access to the resources they need to respond effectively to climate change impacts that manifest at the local level, and harness the emission reduction potential in cities.

Next event: November 2020

RISE Africa

RISE Africa is ICLEI Africa’s new annual event that will inspire impactful actions for enhanced sustainability and resilience in Africa’s urban areas. Exposure to forward-thinking ideas from different disciplines through a range of curated interactions will provide an antidote to outdated “silo” thinking that is well recognised to inhibit innovation.

Instead of being another ‘talk shop’ amongst like-minded individuals, RISE Africa will bring a diversity of city role players together in innovative sessions to identify new opportunities for collaborative action.

Next event: 25 – 26 May 2020