15 June 2017
Mayors from Capital Cities in Africa acknowledge the importance of local action, leadership and collaborative efforts for sustainability
The Mayors agreed to explore the establishment of a formalised forum for Africa’s Capital Cities, evolving from the current ACCSF platform, which has met annually over the least three years in the City of Tshwane. This Forum will now be properly constitutionalised and governed by these leading cities, and supported by a dedicated, permanent Secretariat. They have committed to endeavour to continue to meet annually and assess and share their individual and collective progress on a regular, ongoing basis on an ambitious path towards urban sustainability.
African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum 2017 has been the best yet with 32 African Capital Cities in attendance. The group has worked tirelessly over the past three days to reach consensus on a clear direction for the leadership network and its goal of advancing sustainability in African cities, culminating in the formulation and signing the ACCSF 2017 Tshwane Declaration. The real work starts now as the City of Tshwane, mandated by the network, sets about formalizing a secretariat that will provide an ongoing platform for the network to continue sharing ideas, experiences and solutions as we work together towards African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum 2018.
- Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou
Central African Republic, Bangui
Sahwari, Bir Lahlou
São Tomé & Principé, São Tomé
South Africa, Tshwane
South Sudan, Juba