It will examine the impact of the dynamic of urbanization, globalization and democratization with her corollary the decentralization, on the reorganization of the settlement and development of the continent, and her inscription in the world of today and tomorrow.
favored prospect is to approach the challenges of the development and the
governance of the continent with as aim of contributing to the emergence of
Africa of the People, beyond and across Africa of the States, a sine qua non
condition of the successful inscription of Africa in the world.
The Summit architectures comprises three segments: the
thematic sessions during which the theme of the Summit is analyzed and
discussed (December 4th and 5th) ; special sessions organized at the request of
institutions, agencies or networks wishing to work with local governments of
Africa (December 6th) ; the last two days are reserved to political meetings
(December 7th and 8th).
The whole week long, a Local Governments Business
Exhibition (Africities Business Exhibition) contiguous to the space of the
conference will offer the opportunity to public and private sector companies,
public and private institutions, to civil society and international solidarity
organizations, as well as to local governments and their associations to
showcase their products, tools, methods and experiments at the service of local
communities and populations. The AfricitiesBusiness Exhibition will host
between 400 and 500 exhibitors.