African Local Governments to examine the informal economy and climate change
The City of Praia (Cape Verde) will host the 4th World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED), October 17-20, 2017.
Over 1,500 participants from 120 countries are expected to attend the meeting organized by UNDP (United Nations Development Program); UCLG (United Cities and Local Government); ILO (International Labor Organization); FAMSI (The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity); and ORU-FOGAR. UCLG Africa, the umbrella organization of local governments on the continent, will participate in the event with a delegation led by the Secretary General, Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi.
The Forum will be a venue for exchange on local economic development. The theme of the 4th edition is, “The contributions of local economic development to the implementation of the 2030 development program.” It aims to provide guidance and principles for action to implement SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals.
The organizing committee's presentation sheet specifies that a special emphasis will be placed on the reduction of inequalities through local economic development.