As a global alliance that champions decentralization and inclusive development, the Local Public Sector Alliance aims to organize itself in an inclusive and participatory manner, including by supporting platforms for knowledge sharing and policy dialogue at the regional and country level.
As such, the Local Public Sector is pleased to announce the launch of the LPSA Expert Working Group on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The LPSA Expert Working Group on SSA will be coordinated by LPSA Director Astrid Haas, a leading urban economist and decentralization and local governance expert.
LPSA’s newly-formed Expert Working Group on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) aims to bring together government officials, policy practitioners, scholars, civil society organizations, and citizens who share an interest and expertise on decentralization, multilevel governance, intergovernmental relations, local governance and local development in the SSA Region.
The LPSA Expert Working Group on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region aims to meet at least on a quarterly basis. The first public meeting of the SSA Expert Working Group Meeting is scheduled to take place on January 12, 2023, (8:00 am NYC/DC; 13:00 Accra; 15:00 Johannesburg; 16:00 Nairobi). Register now for this open meeting to join the policy dialogue on decentralization and local governance in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Working group purpose and activities. The LPSA Expert Working Group for the SSA Region seeks to assess, advance, and share the state of global knowledge on decentralization, multilevel governance, intergovernmental relations, local governance and local development in the SSA Region.
The working group’s activities will be driven by the interests of its members, and will include quarterly working group meetings; efforts to advance the general state of knowledge on decentralization and localization in Sub-Saharan Africa; explore topics of mutual interest; and knowledge sharing. More information on the Expert Working Group is online at: http://decentralization.net/ewg/ssa/
How do I sign up for future meetings? The LPSA Expert Working Group on Sub-Saharan Africa and its meetings are open to LPSA’s membership and to the general public. You can join the Expert Working Group and receive reminders and updates from the SSA Working Group by opting-in to the working group as part of your free LPSA Membership registration.