The Pan-African Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is organising the 9th Africities Summit (Africities 9). The theme of the summit is the "Role of Intermediary Cities of Africa in the Implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063". The two main objectives of the summit are:
- Defining appropriate shared strategies in order to improve the living conditions of people at the local level, and
- Contributing to the integration, peace and unity of Africa starting from the grassroots.