The panel will introduce the context of multi-level governance in Sub-Saharan Africa, the essential role of national associations in driving a vertically integrated climate and energy action at local level with the aim of understanding what is happening in different countries in order to share experiences and identify good practices.
Moderator: Frédéric Vallier, Council of European Municipalities and Regions
- Opening remarks – Felice Zaccheo, DG DEVCO, European Commission
- Multi-level governance in the management of climate change impacts in Africa – Ministry of Sustainable Development and Better Living Conditions for the population, Benin
- Coordinating the vertical integration of climate action – Adji François, Directorate General of Decentralisation, Ministry of Interior, Côte d’Ivoire
- The intermediary role of national associations in local climate and energy action – Gertrude Rose Gamwera, Local Government Association of Uganda
- Supporting local authorities in driving multilevel climate action: a European example – Serafin Pazos-Vidal, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
- The importance of multi-level governance for climate and energy action plans: lessons learnt from Clima-Med – Naguib Amin, Clima-Med
- Boosting the role of national associations and networks through Innovate4Cities – Elise Abbes, Global Covenant of Mayors
Coffee break – 15 minutes
World Café – 50 minutes
The third session will be dedicated to identifying recommendations for policy and good practices. Participants will be invited to exchange on the role of national associations in driving climate and energy actions through a series of questions.
Conclusions and wrap-up – 40 minutes
- Feedback from the group discussions
- Support to CoM SSA from national associations – Juliet Mekone Sale, UCLG West Africa
- Conclusions and recommendations