JEICOM23: The meeting of councils on June 1st in Yaoundé focused on food security

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JEICOM23: The meeting of councils on June 1st in Yaoundé focused on food security© UCCC

From 1 to 3 June 2023, Cameroon's municipalities will meet in Yaoundé, the capital, for the second edition of the International Economic Days of Municipalities (JEICOM23). AFRIK 21 is a partner of this event where local elected officials, academics, start-ups and investors from Africa and Europe are expected.

The implementation of the second sustainable development goal (SDG2) of the United Nations has never been so urgent in Africa. And as proof, the theme of the International Economic Days of Municipalities (JEICOM23) will be “territories facing the imperative of food security”. For its second edition, which opens on 1 June 2023 in Yaoundé, Cameroon, the meeting will focus on the current economic and climate challenges on the continent.

Global warming and the war in Ukraine are affecting the livelihoods of populations, particularly in Africa, with the result that prices are rising, if not the scarcity of certain foodstuffs. Faced with this situation coupled with population growth, the United Councils and Cities of Cameroon (UCCC), which is co-organising the event with the Special Council Support Fund (FEICOM), is proposing exhibitions, the signing of agreements for the financing of sustainable projects and conferences.

To this end, agro-ecology, green transition, ecotourism and technological innovation will be discussed at the Yaoundé Convention Centre, which will serve as the setting for Jeicom23. Our ambition is to promote the harmonious and inclusive development of territories, taking advantage of international cooperation and initiating strategic partnerships for the implementation of social and solidarity economy projects in the 360 Councils and 14 urban communities of Cameroon,” says the team led by Augustin Tamba, president of UCCC.

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Among the participants announced at this meeting of the sustainable city are Pierre Baillet, the president of the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF), André Flahaut, Minister of State and Federal Deputy of the Kingdom of Belgium, Arnaud Ngatcha, the deputy mayor of Paris (France) in charge of Europe, International Relations and the Francophonie, Ahmed Ould Dellahi, the mayor of the city of Atar in Mauritania, as well as Philippe Gautier, the director general of Medef International (the international department of the French employers’ association).

For more information on the event, click here.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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