The debut congress, LoCS4Africa 2011, was convened in Cape Town, South Africa, and co-hosted by ICLEI Africa and the City of Cape Town.
The event attracted participants from around the globe, drawing an audience from over 25 West, East, Central and Southern African countries.
LoCS4Africa 2013 was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and had a special focus on the food-water-energy nexus as pivotal pillars in addressing the climate change challenge in Africa. It was attended by over 450 participants from more than 25 countries.
LoCS4Africa 2015, held in Durban, South Africa was attended by over 200 participants from more than 20 countries. The event was focused on identifying pathways to implement the Durban Adaptation Charter within the African context.
LoCS4Africa 2017 took place in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. It provided the first platform for African local, subnational and national government representatives to deliberate and discuss water and climate change issues and challenges with researchers, financiers and civil society. This congress welcomed over 400 participants from 40 different countries around the globe.