The three-day meeting is also aimed at providing a unique opportunity to over 120 policymakers and practitioners in the East African region.
EAST AFRICA DEVELOPMENT UNEMPLOYMENT
KAMPALA - The East African Community (EAC) city mayors are meeting in Kampala to discuss the challenges of the rapid increase in unemployment and urbanization.
The three-day meeting is also aimed at providing a unique opportunity to over 120 policymakers and practitioners in the East African region to build a common understanding and advance development.
The mayors come from the cities of Kisumu and Nairobi in Kenya, Arusha, and Mwanza in Tanzania, Kigali in Rwanda, Bujumbura in Burundi, Juba in South Sudan, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and municipal mayors.
The meeting organized by the Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF) is a global network that currently brings together 15 local governments and networks of local governments and 38 organizations and networks of social economy.
The meeting will also serve as a platform for local and regional practitioners to meet with policymakers and representatives of international organizations.
According to KCCA, the coordinators of the event, the meeting will equip participants with the knowledge to better sustain and improve the economic and social conditions of their communities and for social entrepreneurs to develop their competitiveness and contribution to local economic development.