Keyword: Urban and Community Way
Organised by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) every three years, Africities is a meeting of local government, ministers, city mayors, bureaucrats and traditional leaders as well as trade unionists, academics, NGOs and CSOs. Africities VI will take place in Dakar Senegal from 4 to 8 December 2012 with over 5000 delegates from across the continent as well as mayors from China, Latin America and Turkey.
Facing forced evictions in Africa (© Amnesty International, March 2012) From 4 to 8 December the IAI will make the voices of Africa’s urban inhabitants heard at Dakar by hosting and participating in a series of events, including the Sixth Africities Summit (no registration charge for anyone to attend the Thematic Session on Associations of Inhabitants) and meetings with local residents organisations in the neighbourhoods. In this way the network is building upon relationships and convergences developed at the last World Assembly of Inhabitants (WAI, WSF Dakar 2011) and encouraging participation in the next WAI which will take place in Tunis (WSF, March 2013). Your signature is needed to support the recognition of inhabitants organisations.
The meetings of African associations of urban citizens at convergences like the WAI 2011, the USF and Africities 2012, have shown the consensus to establish a continental network of organised inhabitants. The IAI has proposed to debate the issue on the occasion of the WAI of Tunis. The interested parties are called to participate and share comments and suggestions ahead of this seminal meeting on the path to an empowered citizenry across the continent.
The roots of the WAI can be traced back to the principles established in the WSF Charter , the Salvador Declaration , the World Assembly of Inhabitants (Mexico, October 2000) and the World Assembly of Citizens for Solidarity and a Responsible World (Lille, October 2001) .
From the 26th to the 30th of March, as part of the World Social Forum, the city of Tunis will host the next World Assembly of Inhabitants (WAI), supported by international networks and inhabitants organisations, such as the IAI, HIC and No-Vox, and in collaboration with local social organisations. Everyone is invited to take part in this key stage in the process of bringing together the various struggles for the right to housing, cities, land and common goods, follow up of WAI Dakar 2011 and of a year filled with opportunities for inhabitants to have their voices heard on a global level.
In this section you can find information about the path and different stages of the Urban and Community Way, which have been set out and are in progress, fuelled by the seeds that are grown by millions of men and women, thanks to solidarity.
The schedule for meetings of the joint steering committees that are in the process of preparing the various events that form the World Assembly of Inhabitants. An invitation to become involved.
"The people united will never be defeated!” was heard in several languages as the approval of the Declaration of the World Assembly of Inhabitants was welcomed, cementing the convergence of struggles of the inhabitants of towns and rural areas for systemic changes, which are essential to overcome the global crisis. This is a call to sign!
... is a global network of associations and social movements of inhabitants, cooperatives, communities, tenants, house owners, homeless, slum dwellers, indigenous populations and people from working class neighbourhoods. The objective is the construction of another possible world starting from the achievement of the housing and city rights ...