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Decentralization and Localization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is Decentralization a Road to Peace in Africa?
The Local Public Sector Alliance is an alliance of advocates for more inclusive and effective decentralization and local development. One of the Alliance’s objectives is to bring together the global Community of Practice around Decentralization and Local Development in order to share knowledge and ideas in an evolving global context.

As part of its global webinar series on Decentralization and Local Development around the World, the Local Public Sector Alliance—in collaboration with the World Bank (Subnational Governance and Decentralization Global Solutions Group), UNDP, UNCDF, and a number of other global partners—is pleased to announce a series of knowledge sharing events on Decentralization and Local Development in Sub-Saharan Africa starting December 6, 2021.

Is decentralization a road to peace in Africa? What is the role of decentralization and local governance in reducing or preventing conflicts? There are several important and interesting questions to ask in relation to this topic. Decentralization is often put into peace agreements but does it contribute to the stability it is thought to provide and does it promote peace? Where does this assumption come from and is there any evidence that supports the assumption? Are the needs and participation of youth better ensured within a decentralized structure and administration?

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Dec 14, 2021 03:00 PM in Nairobi

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