Africa Day of Decentralisation and Local Development

AFRICA DAY OF DECENTRALISATION AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT BANNER

The first ever Africa Day of Decentralisation and Local Development was celebrated on Friday, 10 August 2012, under the theme Financing decentralisation, public service delivery and local development.

The Africa Day of Decentralisation and Local Development was adopted by the Africa Union (AU) at the January 2012 Summit of Heads of State and Government following a recommendation made by the All Africa Ministerial Conference on Decentralisation and Local Development (AMCOD) at its second ordinary session held in Maputo, Mozambique, from 8 to 10 August 2010.

This is a remarkable milestone towards the effective recognition of local governments as important stakeholders in development on the African continent. We should seize this opportunity, as organised local government at national, regional and continental level, to push forward the process of the recognition of local government as a key player and partner in development by other stakeholders. The platform provided by the annual comemmoration of the Africa Day of Decentralisation and Local Development should also be used by organised by UCLGA-SARO to strengthen relations with the SADC Local Government Ministers Forum and AMCOD, and contribute meaningfully to finding lasting solutions to the development challenges facing our continent.

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ENGLISH VERSION OF AU MESSAGE FOR THE AFRICA DAY OF DECENTRALIZATION AND LOCAL_.pdf48.09 KB
ENGLISH VERSION OF THE AU PRESS RELEASE ON THE AFRICA DAY OF DECENTRALIZATION _.pdf46.83 KB
Press_release_AMCOD_chair-1.pdf436.94 KB
The AU Executive Council Decision on the AMCOD Report.pdf43.33 KB