5th Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LoCS4Africa) Congress

Date(s) - 03 Nov '20 - 12 Nov '20


First virtual congress for African city leaders and finance institutions to focus on unlocking finance for transformative and climate-resilient urban development

The 5th Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LoCS4Africa) Congress, ICLEI Africa’s flagship climate change event for cities, will take place online from 3 to 12 November 2020. This free-to-attend solution catalyst is the only pan-African event focused on African cities and finance to happen in 2020. It will contribute significantly to raising local climate action momentum on the African continent, while dealing with the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers that have been secured for the event include:

– Her Excellency Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Environment, Rwanda
– Mayor Pudence Rubingisa, City of Kigali, Rwanda
– Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Executive Director of UNEP
– Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat
– Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
– Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Accra, Ghana
– Mayor Soham El Wardini, City of Dakar, Senegal
– Mayor Roheyatou Malick Lowe, Banjul City Council, The Gambia
– Mayor Mohamed Sefiani of Chefchaouen, Morocco
– Mayor Manuel de Araújo, Quelimane City, Mozambique
– Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the GEF (Global Environmental Facility)
– Christiana Figueres, co-founder of Global Optimism and former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
– Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of WRI
– Nigel Topping, High Level Champion for Climate Action for the COP26 Presidency
– Dr Debra Roberts, Co-Chair Working Group II of the IPCC
– Prof. Edgar Pieterse, South African Research Chair in Urban Policy and Director of African Centre for Cities (UCT)

Taking place on a tailor-made digital platform allowing for high-level sessions, training hubs, exclusive networking rooms and a social lounge, LoCS4Africa 2020 will facilitate open and transparent conversations between diverse groups, balancing the need for urgent action with the time it takes to build relationships. Lunch time sessions will allow attendees to immerse themselves in the continent’s rich culture through music, poetry and art.

The full LoCS4Africa programme: https://locs4africa.iclei.org/programme/
LoCS4Africa website:   https://locs4africa.iclei.org
Registration link: https://locs4africa.iclei.org/registration/