Organised by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-A) every three years, Africities is probably the most important continental gathering for people involved in local government in Africa. This year the forum will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 29 November to 3 December, and more than 5000 elected representatives, officials, and activists are expected to participate.
The Inhabitants Associations & Local authorities towards Quito
30 November 2015 - 09:00 AM - Room: Ballroom 1A
The session will bring together representatives of social movements, NGOs, elected officials and local government officials to discuss the promotion of dialogue between the parties as a concrete contribution to shape an agenda for the Future of Africa with the People, as well as a regional contribution to the World Urban Social Forum and Habitat III in Quito, in 2016.
The aim of this worldmap is to give local and national players involved in strugglers for housing rights across national borders, the minimum contextual information needed ti strenghten their action in the field at local and/or transnational level.
The International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) hasorganized the session “The Inhabitants Associations & Local Authorities towards Quito ” (Johannesburg, 30/11/15, 9.00-12.30, Africities VII, Sandton Convention Center, Ballroom 1A) to establish a stepping stone towards the UN’s Habitat III and the parallel World Urban Social Forum which will both be held in Ecuador in October 2016.
SH02 Session of Associations of Inhabitants
30 November 2015
The International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) organized the session “Inhabitants Associations and Local Authorities towards Quito ” (Johannesburg 30/11/15) in order to establish Africities VII as a springboard towards the UN conference Habitat III and, to the World Urban Social Forum, both of which will take place in Ecuador in October 2016. It was a true success both in terms of participation (150 participants from 25 African countries, Europe and Latin America) and in terms of content. The political impact was emphasised by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-A) ’s adoption of the recommendation of establishing follow-up committees. The African Network of Inhabitants is prepared to do its utmost in order to guarantee the implementation of alternative urban and housing policies.