ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was the center stage for a meeting of several African cities Mayors including four four cities in Ethiopia, senior experts and other VIP guests in an African Mayors Leadership Initiative (AMALI). The Initiative which started in Capetown South Africa in January offers participating Mayors from African cities access to resources, experts in different fields and technical support to assist them in improving outcomes in their areas of jurisdiction.
H.E. Mayor Adanech Abiebie received the international dignitaries including other African Cities Mayors, High level government delegations, International organizations and other high level visitors and welcomed them to Addis Ababa.
The Addis Ababa Mayor held an opening ceremony including giving a speech and a presentation to introduce and update the local and international dignitaries with her administration’s Legacy Goals.
“The main purpose of this coverage is to promote the goodwill of the program partners including Big Win philanthropy, African Center for Cities, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the collaboration of African Mayors, and highlighting the trajectory and responsibility that African Mayors are undertaking to meet the goals of African cities,” said a communique from the Addis Ababa Mayo’s office.
“This morning, we gave a warmest welcome to the Mayors of African cities, leaders of international organizations and philanthropies, who came to participate in African Mayoral Leadership Initiative AMALI reunion: an initiative for promoting mutual learning and devising African solutions for African problems,” said Mayor Adanech noted in a post on X after according a warm welcome to the guests of the forum.
“We shared our success stories. Making Addis the best city to raise children and visited our showcases. They will also visit our city more. Happy to have fellow African mayors in their second home,” said the Mayor, stressing that “AMALI is a plus to our Pan-Africanism commitment.”
“The capital will host the African Mayoral Leadership Initiative (AMALI) on October 5 & 6. On October 9 & 10 an international consultation forum to help establish a center of excellence for the Early Childhood Development Program will be held in Addis Ababa. Similarly, from October 9 to 12, 2023, Addis Ababa will host experience exchange forums for government officials,” said a statement from the the head of the Addis Ababa Communication Bureau, Ms Enatalem Meles.
The forum provides a networking forum for African mayors and allows them a platform to share knowledge, experiences and best practices.
Edited by Virginia Van Zandt and Newsdesk Manager