Local Strategies and Policies Sessions

STS 7 - Local Strategies for mobilizing and engaging the citizens to support and implement the transition

21 Nov

21 November

9:30 to 12:30

Venue: Taza


Environment Development Action in the Third World (ENDA)

Tel: +(221) 33 859 64 11

Email: ecopop@endatiersmonde.org

Web: http://www.endaecopop.org


In several contexts in Africa, citizen participation through bottom-up approaches to the governance of cities and territories has proven to be a key to better addressing the economic, social, cultural and political rights of populations and to ensuring inclusive and secure sustainable cities and territories, built on social cohesion and equity. These inclusive governance options respond to the orientations set out in the African Union's Agenda 2063, but also to the recommendations of the New Programme for Cities, adopted in Quito in October 2016 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Summit in September 2015. It is to exchange on this issue, the advances and challenges facing actors, territories and institutions, that the session on strategies for inclusion, engagement and participation is organized.   The main objectives of the session are as follows:
  1. Capitalize on the progress and challenges of cities, territories and local institutions in addressing the rights of the city.
  2. Share innovative practices and strategies tried in cities and territories for community-based governance, better inclusion, citizen participation and citizen engagement in the governance of cities and territories
  3. Draft guidelines to catalyse the role of cities and territories in the transition.




  1. Opening of the session,
  2. Presentations by mayors, resource persons
  3. Questions and debates with the public
  4. Synthesis and recommendations


Parallel Sessions