Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Time: 2:00 p. m. to 2:00 p. m.
Conference room: Room 9
Title of event: Promoting local governance and the good practices of African Local Authorities
Organizer (s): FEICOM - Cameroon
Background: In order to show that decentralization is a sine qua non condition for the sustainable and inclusive development of Africa, FEICOM - Cameroon, has set up a national contest for Cameroonian local authorities dubbed FEICOM National Award for Councils’ Local Development Best Practices. This competition aims at identifying, evaluating, rewarding and promoting development practices of Cameroonian Councils that have contributed significantly to improving the living environment of their population.
Relevance to the GC26 theme: This event is in line with the implementation of the « International guidelines on decentralization and access to basic services for all » highlighted in point 85 of the New Urban Agenda. It is in this light that FEICOM and UN-HABITAT have been organizing FEICOM National Award in partnership and signed in 2015 a MoU to promote planned, inclusive, productive, ecological, resilient, sane and safe human settlements in Cameroon.
Objective(s): - To present the good practices of Cameroonian Councils, winners of the 2nd edition of FEICOM National Award;
- To create synergies between FEICOM National Award and similar competitions in Africa;
- To promote ‘‘best practices’’ approach as a tool to foster local good governance and strengthen decentralization policies in Africa
Name of contact person: Daniel NTYE NTYE