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Supporting the African Energy Cities Network. Ms. Gertrude Ngenda Director, Africa Secretariat Mr. Bob Price Senior Project Manager. About ICLEI. A membership organization of local governments and their associations dedicated to a sustainable urban environment 440 members worldwide

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supporting the african energy cities network

Supporting theAfrican Energy Cities Network

Ms. Gertrude NgendaDirector, Africa Secretariat

Mr. Bob PriceSenior Project Manager

about iclei
  • A membership organization of local governments and their associations dedicated to a sustainable urban environment
    • 440 members worldwide
    • 40 members from 10 countries in Africa
  • A voice for local government at national and international policy forums
our role
Our Role
  • Build capacity of municipal officials and staff, political leaders, community decision makers
    • information exchange through city network
    • training and tools for policy evaluation
  • Promote multi-stakeholder decision making
  • Advocate Local Governments’ perspective at international for a (i.e., the WSSD and COP)
  • Assist cities gain recognition for taking action
strategic relationships

International Union of Local Authorities


UN Commission on Sustainable Development

United Nations Centre for Human SettlementsHABITAT

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

United NationsDevelopment Programme

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Strategic Relationships


African Union of Local Authorities

iclei support to cities
ICLEI Support to Cities
  • Technical assistance
  • Software (with training and support)
  • Case studies, fact sheet and other publications
  • Exchange opportunities within ICLEI’s network of cities from around the world
  • Assistance in securing project financing
our activities
Our Activities
  • Local Agenda 21
  • Cities for Climate Protection™
  • Water Campaign
  • Eco-Procura
  • Eco-Efficient Cities
  • Eco-Budget
iclei s networks
ICLEI’s Networks
  • Africa
    • 25+ cities participating in ICLEI’s LA21 work
    • 30+ cities in African Sustainable Cities Network
      • African Mayors Forum is the political wing
      • met twice in lead-up to WSSD to caucus African position
      • will collaborate closely with NEPAD & UN Habitat
      • next meeting in February/March 2004
    • SADC Local Government Forum & Info Center
  • Others
    • MAPES (50+ cities), Kitakyusho (20+ cities)
iclei s networks ccp south africa
Inaugurated in 2001

8 inaugural cities

Buffalo City

Cape Town




Saldanha Bay

Sol Plaatje


Expanding in 2003/04

adding 3 more South African cities

looking to expand in Southern Africa to truly become…CCP Africa

ICLEI’s Networks:CCP South Africa

A Project Of

Funded By

Department of Environmental Affairsand Tourism

advice support
Advice / Support
  • Advice
    • latch onto existing networks
    • run joint projects to bring cities together
    • determine if you want to be inclusive (i.e., SALGA) or exclusive (i.e., SA Cities Network)
    • use organizations already involved in Africa
  • Support
    • can co-present outputs of workshop in Cameroon
    • can serve as Secretariat for AECN if so requested