Africities 2, in Windhoek, in May 2000, was held on the theme “Funding African local governments to ensure the sustainable development of the continent”. This summit marked the beginning of the structuring of the African local authorities movement and the Pan-African dialogue on decentralization and local development. It prepared the setting up of an All-Africa Conference on Decentralization and Local Development (AMCOD) with the aim to include decentralization among priorities of the African political agenda; and a Council of Cities and Regions of Africa (CCRA), with a view to building and representing the unified voice of the African local governments.