The 9th Africities Summit -Kisumu, Kenya
For the first time ever, an intermediary city, Kisumu City – Kenya, will host the 9th Edition of Africities Summit, from the 17th to the 21st of May 2022. The theme for the 9th Edition is, ‘The Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063’.
Africities is a Pan Africa conference that is convened by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s (UCLG-A) and brings together the leadership of cities and sub national governments and their associations for the advancement of decentralization and local governance aimed at improving the living standards of the citizens.
Africities Summits have been held every three years since 1998 when the first meeting was held in Abijan, Ivory Coast. Other Cities to host the summit include Windhoek-Namibia (2000), Yaunde-Cameroon (2003), Nairobi-Kenya (2006), Marrakesh-Morocco (2009), Dakar-Senegal (2012), Johannesburg-South Africa (2015), and Marrakech-Morocco (2018).