SPO 6 - Tripartite Dialogue (Ministers, Mayors, Development Partners)
PRESENTATION OF THE SESSION
The tripartite dialogue between African leaders of local and subnational governments, African ministers, and representatives of development partners closes the political segment of the Africities Summit on 24th November 2018. This discussion will consist of a panel of around 15 people with five representative per constituency. The panel will be chaired and facilitated by Right Honourable Clare Short. This panel will interact with all present delegates and their deliberations will be streamed live.
This meeting will be informed by a statement, recommendations and questions drawn from a subsequent meeting of each of the three constituencies (Local and Regional Governments, Ministers and Development Partners). The three constituencies will have reviewed reports on the state of local governments in Africa, the City Enabling Environment in Africa (CEE) 2018 Edition and an assessment of local governance cooperation agenda in Africa. In addition to these reports, a summary of recommendations deriving from the various substantive sessions during the conference will be tabled. Based on this evidence, the constituencies will have formulated five questions to be sent to other constituencies and to be discussed in the tripartite dialogue.
The tripartite dialogue provides therefore the venue to combine the deliberations of each of the constituencies to formulate jointly an action agenda to improve the implementation of decentralization policies on the continent and to speed up the realization of the transition to sustainable and resilient cities and territories in Africa. The session will have three parts:
- After an introduction by the Chair, the leader of each constituency will be firstly asked to make a statement on the group’s appreciation of the Africities 2018 and its sessions, particularly with regards to the theme of the Summit (“THE TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND TERRITORIES”).
- Secondly, there will be a Q&A session between the three groups of stakeholders facilitated by the chair around the five questions that each constituency has tabled to the others.
- Lastly, the tripartite dialogue will discuss and agree on a roadmap of priority actions to endeavour and the outcomes to deliver within the three years ahead and to be reviewed by the next Africities Summit in 2021.
The tripartite dialogue will be followed by a press release which will present the main conclusions of the session.