Kinshasa, May 17, 2022 (ACP).– The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister in charge of the Homeland, Security, Decentralization and Customary Affairs, Daniel Aselo Okito wa Koy, has been staying in Kenya since Monday, where he is taking part, from 17 to 21 current May, at the 9th edition of the Africities Summit which is being held in Kisumu, Kenya’s third largest city. This pan-African forum of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) takes place every three years in one of the five regions of the African continent. It mobilizes more than 3,500 mayors and local elected officials, local communities, financial institutions, civil society organizations and development partners, with the aim of advancing governance, decentralization and reflecting on the urbanization of large conurbations on the continent. The participants in this summit will, for this purpose, define appropriate common strategies in order to improve the living conditions of the populations at the local level and to contribute to the integration, peace and unity of Africa. from its territories. This 9th edition of the Africities Summit is placed under the theme: « The implementation of the 2030 agenda of the UN and the 2063 agenda of the African Union, the role of intermediary cities ». It should be noted that, by intermediate cities, we mean agglomerations with a population of between 50,000 and 1 million inhabitants. Africa has 1,348. These cities contribute 40% OF GDP and could occupy a strategic place in the process of urbanization and climate adaptation on the continent.