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African Day of Decentralisation and Local Development

Each year on 10 August, the African Day of Decentralisation and Local Development (JADDL) is celebrated. This day was declared by the African Union under Article 20 of the African Charter on the Values and Principles of Decentralisation, Local Governance and Local Development, as adopted at the Ordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government, held June 26 -27, 2014 in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea).

The African Day of Decentralisation and Local Development 2018 will be held under the theme ‘Fighting corruption at the local level, a sustainable way to transform Africa from its territories’. This theme, communicated by the Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, encompasses two sub-themes:
‘Sub-theme 1: Corruption and conflict of interest in the management of local authorities: an impediment to the basic services to local populations, social justice, and peace to local populations;
Sub-theme 2: Good local governance and promotion of the role of civil society and the media: guarantee for success in curbing corruption in these areas.’

Various events will be organised, for example by UCLG Africa and the Kingdom of Morocco who will celebrate the African Day of Decentralisation and Local Development by holding a conference. The conference will address the issue of fighting corruption at the local level, with the aim to promote and celebrate the values and principles of the African Charter of Decentralisation, Local Governance and Local Development.

For more information, please visit the webiste of UCLG Africa.

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