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Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi (UCLG-Africa) and Wolfgang Benedek (ETC Graz)

Capacity Building for Local and Regional Authorities UCLG/ALGA


The ETC agreed with the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa), the representative umbrella Panafrican Organization of Local Authorities from the five African regions, to cooperate in the framework of the African Local Government Academy (ALGA).

The framework for cooperation and partnerships, as settled in a Memorandum of Understanding,  comprises setting up jointly a curriculum for the ALGA Master and the ALGA College dedicated to promoting human rights, democracy and diversity at local level, organizing joint events, such as panels on human rights, democracy and diversity during the Africities Conference, exchanging expertise, modules, tools, best practices, and documentation, mobilizing experts from Europe and Africa, developing E-learning course and organizing study tours for local elected officials and managers.