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.
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.