The 8th edition of the Africities Summit will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 20 -24, 2018. This year’s theme is “The Transition to Sustainable Cities and Territories, The Role of Local and Sub-National Governments of Africa.” The Summit is the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa’s flagship pan-African event. It is held every three years in one of the five regions of Africa. The event will host over 5000 participants representing communities and local authorities in African countries, as well as financial institutions, civil society groups and development partners at continental and international level.
The Africities 8 Exhibition will host over 400 exhibitors including private and public sector stakeholders in sectors such as planning, water, sanitation, infrastructure and energy. The Climate Initiative Awards 2018 will be held in the framework of the Africities Summit to reward African Local and Sub-national governments implementing initiatives to tackle the negative effects of climate change in Africa.