Thursday, 31 October 2013

ICLEI Congress in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The scheduled biennial LOCS Congress series that is taking place in Dar es Salaam Tanzania for the 1st time but a second time in Africa. 
As per our article on ICLEI scheduled for Tanzania

General images from event
"The Pan-African Local Climate Solutions for Africa Congress 2013 was opened today by Vice President of Tanzania, Dr Mohamed Ghalib Bilal, in Dar es Salaam. Hosted by the City of Dar es Salaam and 'ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - Africa', the Vice President proudly welcomed over 400 delegates from across the African continent, local government and city Mayors, Governors and leaders, national government ministries, development partners, NGOs and the private sector to this prestigious event. In his opening speech, he "sincerely applauded the members of ICLEI for their continued commitment in providing the necessary leadership platform to ensure Africa's effective participation in finding practical solutions in combating climate change"; "

It is proudly hosted by the Dar es Salaam City Council in association of Association of Local Authorities Tanzania (ALAT). It is scheduled for 30th October - 1st November,2013 at Kunduchi Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam.

The congress provides a unique and accessible platform for companies 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 the daily programme overview by here: Daily programme