Conference REsolutions Africa / Marrakesh 2014

Financing African Cities: agenda, alliances and solutions

Objectives of the conference

The objective of the Conference in Marrakesh is to stimulate exchanges between the diverse stakeholders, in order to go beyond the existing findings and wishes, in order to move towards principles and proposals for actions, as well as commitments. 

It will lay a great emphasis on the sharing of questionings and experiences, and on the development of concrete, consistent and adapted responses to African cities, in accordance with the diversity of local contexts.

For the conference organizers (FMDV, Marrakesh City Council and UCLG Africa), the meeting should achieve outstanding progress by:

Promoting a shared vision of the diagnosis concerning both structure and conditions associated to the financing of African cities?

?Encouraging the emergence of strategic alliances in order to offer adequate and sustainable solutions for the financing of African cities, consistently with the socio-political and economic context of the continent, and with due consideration to the international financial environment evolution

Suggesting a realistic continental strategy based on the different stakeholders’ commitments to work together implementing the necessary partnerships able to mobilize financing for the African cities; considering the challenges linked to the continent’s rapid urbanization.

Presenting examples of solutions and best practices in order to inspire other stakeholders;

Providing a meeting space dedicated to policy makers, provider of operational solutions, and economic/financial leaders, in order to conclude business and financial partnerships.