The objectives of this conference are to:
i. Discuss the Karoo Regional Spatial Development Framework and its implications for the municipalities;
ii. Discuss the National Small Town Regeneration Strategy;
iii. Discuss the Karoo region’s governance and institutional arrangements;
iv. Discuss the progress in implementing the District Development Model/Joint District and Metro Approach in the Karoo;
v. Present progress in implementing the outcomes of the 2021 Conference Declaration;
vi. Strengthen resource mobilisation and relevant research for the Karoo, including support from private, academic, civil society, non-governmental and community-based organisations within the Karoo region;
vii. Foster investment attraction and retention; and
viii. Encourage cooperation and knowledge sharing amongst municipalities in the Karoo.
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