Posted by: APO | 22 October 2012

Sixth Africities Summit: Dakar, the meeting of the People’s Africa


Sixth Africities Summit: Dakar, the Rallying Venue of the Africa of the People

The sixth Africities Summit will be held in Dakar, Senegal from 4th to 8th December, 2012

DAKAR, Sénégal, October 22, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), the city of Dakar and the Association of Mayors of Senegal (AMS) are organising the sixth Africities Summit (http://www.africites.org) in Dakar, Senegal from 4th to 8th December, 2012.

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Regarded as the most important platform for dialogue and exchange on decentralisation and local governance in Africa, over the course of its successive summits, the Africities Summit has become the meeting point for stakeholders and decision-makers of local life in Africa. Nearly 5000 participants from Africa, China, Turkey, Brazil and other regions of the world are expected to attend.

Among the participants are former heads of State, ministers, mayors and local authorities, officials of the national associations of local authorities, representatives of international organisations, delegates of partnership and funding agencies, representatives of civil society organisations as well as the professional, academic and university world, players from the economic world and private companies. All will be meeting in Dakar for five days of discussion, reflection and exchanges on the theme of the Summit: “Building Africa from its territories: what challenges for local governments”?

In parallel with the work of the Africities Summit, the International Exhibition of Cities and Local Governments will be held from 4 to December 7, 2012. This 5000 m² exhibition space will allow some 200 providers of goods and services to local communities to show-case their products and share their experiences and their expertise in the African market.

Distributed by the African Press Organization on behalf Africities Summit 2012.

For further information, please visit the Africities websites:
http://www.Africities.org and http://www.AfricitesExhibition.org

Venue:

Conference centre at the King Fahd Palace Hotel (formerly the Hotel Méridien Président)

Pointe des Almadies

BP: 8181

Dakar – Senegal

Contacts :

Mrs Zineb Benchekchou

zineb.b@uclga.org

+212 537 260 062

Mr Gautier Brygo

gb@echoscommunication.org

+212 661 300 829

SOURCE

Sixth Africities Summit


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