The Africities Summit is proudly celebrating its 20th Year. Starting in 1998 in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire this triennial summit has grown significantly at each juncture and is without doubt the largest democratic gathering on the continent

“As Africities celebrates 20 years, Local Africa will be the focal point of a new approach for sustainable development”

In 2018 under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI the 8th edition will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco between the 20th – 24th November 2018. UCLG-Africa is proud to be working in partnership with Moroccan Government’s Ministry of Interior, the City of Marrakech and the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Communal Councils and together we aim to deliver the best Africities yet, with more than 5,000 participants expected to descend on the Morocco’s most famous city where it will become “The Beating Heart of Africa on the Move”.

Africities theme The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, The Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of Africa will focus on the need for Local Africa to learn, promote and present a new approach to sustainable development.

Key Messages

  • A connected #LocalAfrica that starts with the people
  • A proud #LocalAfrica that harnesses the energy of its youth
  • A #LocalAfrica that is inclusive and improves the quality of life for all
  • A #LocalAfrica that can change its future through technology and innovation
  • A confident #LocalAfrica that can drive local economies