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ICLEI in action at Africa Climate Week

18 - 22 March 2019 • Accra, Ghana • Accra International Conference Centre


 Offering tangible solutions and promoting climate action being

taken by cities on the continent


ICLEI Africa key engagements at Africa Climate Week:

Side event:
Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Africa

Session 1: ICLEI Africa will facilitate a session on cities and local action in the implementation of the NDCs.

18th of March, 16:00 - 17:30

Session 2: ICLEI Africa will discuss the role of local governments in NDC governance and tracking.

19th of March, 9:00 - 10:45

Stepping up action to build climate resilient agriculture and food systems in Africa

Includes presentation of ICLEI’s urban food systems activities and the CITYFOOD Network project by Hon. Mayor Dr. Prince Sodoke Amuzu, Akatsi North District, Ghana.

18th of March, 9:00 - 19:00

Marrakesh Partnership event

ICLEI Africa involved in a breakout session on cities and local action: how involving subnational actors will enhance the objectives of the Marrakesh Partnership.

19th of March, 9:00 - 13:00

UCLGA Climate Task Force Meeting

ICLEI Africa will participate in this meeting within its role as the Technical Lead of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force.

20th of March, 10:00 - 12:00, Room 3

Smart City innovation: Thematic Block Technology | Cities and Local Action

During this event, ICLEI Africa will share cutting edge practices related to collaboration between diverse stakeholders operating at subnational and national levels, and within different sectors. Good practice case studies relating to researcher and local government engagements will be shared. Furthermore, a session on mobility will showcase some of the innovative technologies that are improving informal transport in Africa, and introduce the African TUMI network.

21st of March, 08:30 - 10:55, Committee Hall 2

Towards an agreement between States and local authorities for the territorialisation of the NDCs: Policy 2 | Cities and Local Action

ICLEI Africa will share lessons learnt when facilitating multi-level governance activities, with a special focus on the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues that ICLEI conducted during 2018.

21st of March, 11:00 - 13:30, Committee Hall 1

Financing Cities and Local Action for NDC Implementation: Finance 3 | Cities and Local Action

ICLEI Africa will present their climate finance activities such as the Transformative Action Program (TAP), and the Hon. Mayor Manual de Araujo, Quelimane, Mozambique will speak about the challenges of financing non-motorised transport.

21st of March, 15:30 - 18:00, Main Hall


ICLEI Africa would like to thank our partners and funders for making our participation possible. In particular, we would like to acknowledge two European Commission funded projects that have facilitated our attendance at the event:

We would also like to acknowledge the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for funding our attendance at mobility-related events, as part of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI).

During our interventions we will draw lessons from the two projects listed above, as well as:

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