Theirfocusisonshapingmoresustainable,safe,inclusiveandresilientcities forall,witha special focusonaddressingsocialandeconomicinequalities,serviceand infrastructurebacklogs, climate changeandecosystem degradationinwaysthatstimulategrowth,jobcreation,genderequity andyouthdevelopment.
TheACCSFmembersconcludedtheirinternalelectionprocessinOctobertoelect theirleaders for thenextthreeyears.Theresultsareasfollows:Incoming President: Her Excellency Roheyatou Malick Lowe, Mayor ofBanjul, The GambiaFirst Vice President:Her Excellency Soham El Wardini, Mayor of Dakar,
SenegalSecond Vice President: His Excellency Mohamed Sadiki, Mayor of Rabat, TheKingdom of Morocco
Together,thisPresidiumiscommittedtostrengtheningthevoiceandadvocacyefforts ofAfrica’scapital cities,andofallcitiesonthecontinent,aspivotalpartnerstonationalgovernments, the private sectorandurbancommunitiestocollectively tackle therapidly increasingandcomplexissuesrelatedto
sustainabledevelopment,asmanifestedintheSDGs(SustainableDevelopmentGoals).Ahead of the United NationsDecadeofAction,focusedontheattainment of the SDGs by2030, and the Decade onEcosystemRestoration,both kickingoffin2021,theACCSFisready andcommitted, underitsnewleadership, toleadbyexample,asacollectiveinAfrica,butalsoeachasacapital,intheirown respective countries.
Adding to the above, the inaugural statement by H. E. Mohamed Sadiki, Mayorof Rabat, focused on the need for locally driven action, his own commitment tothe ACCSF, and a message of thanks to his fellow African Mayors, Governors andother heads of the ACCSF cities:
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