Report on the Coordination and Harmonization Seminar of the pedagogical content of the Executive Master in City Management (EMCM)
Human resources of African Local Governments are facing multiple multidimensional challenges, particularly regarding the intense and accelerated urban development that knows the African continent as a whole.
The African Local Government Academy (ALGA) of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG-Africa) has the role to train, strengthen skills, qualifications and capacities, and thus professionalize the human resources of the Territorial Governments to make them able to drive change and specially to guide the process of decentralization towards sustainable development.
On this basis, among the offers of training and capacity building proposed, ALGA has developed a training offer for members of UCLG-Africa and its Networks, including an Executive Master in City Management (EMCM) targeting three (3) strategic fields at the local level, namely City Managers or Administrative Directors for Administrative Management, City Financial Managers for Financial Management and City Technical Managers for Technical Management.
With the support of the European Commission, the Executive Master in City Management is expected to be deployed in 2018 at the level of ALGA’s anchoring Institutes.