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Kisumu poised to host 9th Africities summit

APA-Kisumu (Kenya)

The Kenyan city of Kisumu is preparing to host the 9th edition of the Africities Summit scheduled to take place on May 17 to 21, 2022 with a record 170 sessions, APA can report on Thursday.

The theme for the summit is: “The role of intermediary cities in Africa in the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and of the African Union´s Agenda 2063”.

Held every three years over a five-day period, alternately in the different regions of Africa, the Africities Summit is the largest democratic gathering organized on the African continent. 

This flagship  event of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)  organized in partnership with the government of Kenya, the Council of  Governors of Kenya (CoG), and the County of Kisumu will for the very first time be held in an intermediary city.

Distinguished personalities are expected to attend the gathering in Kisumu among them President Macky Sall of Senegal in his capacity as the current chair of the African Union.

The summit brings together African local government ministers as well as mayors, leaders and elected representatives of local authorities, civil society organizations, traditional authorities, representatives of the African Diaspora, actors from the world of economics, experts, researchers and academics, financial institutions, as well as development partners.

Africities 9 also consists of specific days organized on the major topics that mobilize the attention of mayors and leaders of local  governments on the continent, namely Climate Day; Diaspora and Afro- descendants Day; Digital Day; Culture Day; Urban Planning Day; Housing  Day; Women's Day; Youth Day; as well as the Africities Trade and  Investment Forum. 


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