Africities 4, in Nairobi, in September 2006, has the subject “Building coalitions to attain the Millennium Development Goals within African local governments”. This summit brought together the major stakeholders at the level of local governments so as to enable them to discuss the best way to work together to attain the MDGs within the African local governments. It confirmed the alliance between the African local governments and the institutions of the United Nations system. It mobilized, around the African local governments, the different social movements and citizens in Africa.
SUMMARY OF THE PREPARATORY DOCUMENT-TRIPARTITE DIALOGUE MEETING
In 2006, the IVth Africities Summit in Nairobi focused on the contribution of African Local Governments to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The preparatory document of the Tripartite Dialogue Meeting in 2006 underlined that it was indispensable to increase the dynamics of decentralisation and strengthen Local Government as part of reaching these goals, and succeeding in permanently reducing poverty in Africa. The programmes of Public Development Aid (PDA) were aimed at contributing to those targets.