LoCS4Africa online congress


Financing for Change

The purpose of the Local Climate Solutions for Africa (LoCS4Africa) congress series is to strengthen cooperation that will lead to significant climate action. To achieve this, improved cooperation between local, regional and national governments is essential, as well as with the private sector, community based organisations, academia and researchers. Each congress provides space to exchange new visions and strategies for climate action in Africa.

LoCS4Africa 2020: A curated, online meeting place

The LoCS4Africa 2020 programme has been expertly curated to enable the important conversations necessary for real action. We will create neutral platforms where open and transparent conversations will occur between groups that rarely engage directly. Young entrepreneurs could brainstorm innovative ideas with national government ministers, and a private sector CEO could meet with an African Mayor to discuss business ideas for her city. We will create fertile ground for the necessary relationships to form and deepen; relationships that lead to a real understanding of the opportunities for unlocking local climate finance. Relationships between diverse stakeholders – built on good rapport and trust – are vital for new and cutting-edge solutions to be trialed and ultimately up-scaled. We will balance the need for urgent action with the time needed for relationship building, by hosting conversations that matter.

ICLEI Africa’s LoCS4Africa 2020, in partnership with the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA), co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda, City of Kigali and The Rwandan Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA).

CoM SSA is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ).
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