International Union of Architects

8th Edition Africities Summit 2018, UCLG Africa

20 Nov - 24 Nov Marrakech, Morocco

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.

General Secretariat

The UIA General Secretariat, placed under the responsibility of the Secretary General, is the Union's executive body and the administrative centre for the coordination of relations between the UIA Member Sections and their activities.

The General Secretariat assists architects and architecture students in getting into contact with professional colleagues throughout the world, from professional organisations and architectural schools to museums and media.

The General Secretariat helps architects to keep up to date with UIA activities, its partners and Member Sections.

General Secretariat of the International Union of Architects

Tour Maine Montparnasse
33, avenue du Maine - B.P. 158
75755 PARIS Cedex 15 – France

Tel: +33 (0)1 45 24 36 88