City Diplomacy in Africa – The role of municipal actors in global policies and geopolitics

The French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), UN-Habitat and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Africa co-organize the annual conference of the 3-years research program “Governing Africa’s Urban Transitions”, coordinated by Ifri. The event, which is implemented with the support of the French Institute of Research in Africa (IFRA) in Nairobi, aims at creating a better understanding of the in-vogue concept of “city diplomacy”, by discussing concrete cases of city-to-city collaboration and their impacts on policies and diplomacy, with a focus on the Eastern African region. The two days conference will bring together experts from academia, municipal and public institutions, as well as the private sector to share and discuss experiences and data but also to assess needs of municipal and decentralized stakeholders to enhance collaboration and exchange among each other.

The conference will take place on 18 and 19 June 2024 in the conference room of IFRA Nairobi (Laikipia Road, Kileleswha).

The conference aims promoting new research on concrete case studies by young scholars based in Eastern African universities assessing different forms of city diplomacy and decentralized cooperation. Three candidates will be chosen based on the evaluation of short research abstracts.

Paper submissions are to be sent to the organizers by 6 May 2024.

The selected candidates will be informed about the results of the selection process by 15 May, 2024.

For more information, see the call here:

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