ICLEI Africa connects leaders, accelerates action and provides a gateway to solutions through capacity building, projects on the ground and policy influence. Our staff are experts on the ground, working alongside local and regional governments to anticipate and respond to complex challenges. We lead knowledge exchange for peer-to-peer learning and knowledge co-creation.   We push for robust policies that reflect the interests of local and regional governments and align with national and global sustainable urban development strategies. We bring together international organisations, national governments, academic and financial institutions, civil society and the private sector, creating space for innovation and reflection.