Webinar: Decentralization and localization in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends in Francophone Africa


Decentralization in many countries in Francophone Africa find their roots in the French administrative system. However, France itself has evolved considerably over the past fifty years towards a more decentralized system based on devolution. How does this compare to the trend in Francophone Africa? (This webinar session is co-hosted by UNDP).

(This webinar was conducted in French. English subtitles are provided for the webinar videos.)

Décentralisation et localisation en Afrique subsaharienne: tendances en Afrique francophone

La décentralisation dans de nombreux pays d’Afrique francophone trouve ses racines dans le système administratif français. Cependant, la France elle-même a considérablement évolué au cours des cinquante dernières années vers un système plus décentralisé basé sur la déconcentration. Comment cela se compare-t-il à la tendance en Afrique francophone?

Wednesday December 8, 3 pm NBO (7 am NYC/DC)

Session introductionArmand-Michel Broux, UNDP (moderator)
Decentralization in France: Implications for Africa [Watch on YouTube] Guy Gilbert, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS)
Discussant [Watch on YouTube] Francois Paul Yatta, UCLG-Africa
Case study: Guinée [Watch on YouTube] Carlos Barry, UNCDF-Guinée
Case study: Sénégal [Watch on YouTube] Médoune Gueye, PNUD Sénégal
Case study: Mali [Watch on YouTube] Daouda Coulibaly, PNUD Mali
Discussant [Watch on YouTube] Francois Vaillancourt, University of Montreal
Discussion / Q&AModerator, panelists and audience

This webinar is part of the Local Public Sector Alliance Knowledge Week on Decentralization and Local Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.