Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Conference in Tanzania

Vision Investments through its Marketing Consultancy wing has been tasked by ICLEI to secure partners for the scheduled LOCS 2013. The LOCS2013 provides a unique opportunity for your company   to engage directly with relevant local leaders in East Africa in the context of building urban climate resilience.
Leanne Raymond - ICLEI rep having a light moment with Ally Nchahaga - Vision MD during her recent visit to Tanzania

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability – Africa announces the 2013 Local Climate Solutions (LOCS) Congress to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 30 October – 1 November, 2013. This milestone event, is hosted by ICLEI Africa in partnership with the City of Dar es Salaam.

Ms Leanne (L) chatting with Kunduchi Beach Hotel Banquet Manager and GM on venue survey
This event will build on the remarkable successes achieved at the inaugural LOCS event (http://locs4africa.iclei.org/), which saw the participation of over 50 African cities, as well as high level dignitaries from national government, research agencies, business and other organisations. A key outcome of the event, the African Mayors Climate Change Declaration, has fed into various international climate advocacy forums.

Eng. Mussa Natty - Kindoni Municipal Director (L) meeting with Ms Leanne Raymond and Ally Nchahaga  (not on picture) preparations review meeting.
The biennial LOCS Congress series provides a unique and accessible platform for your company to engage directly with African local leaders, their associations, national governments, scientists, technical experts, development partners, business, industry and civil society. These bodies meet at LOCS to engage on the complex issues and innovative solutions related to urbanisation in Africa through the broad context of climate change. Congress themes include a strong emphasis on local leadership, financing and accelerated integrated action at the local and subnational level, underpinned by a special focus on the water-food-energy nexus as pivotal pillars towards climate resilience in Africa.

Visit: www.locs4africa.org  or  www.iclei.org/africa