July 23, 2024
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Banjul Mayor Lowe engages at Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development in Addis Ababa


Mayor of Banjul, Malick Lowe, is actively participating in the 10th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, currently underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from April 23 to 25, 2024.

The forum commenced with a noteworthy opening session held at the United Nations Conference Center Banquet Hall, chaired by Maizama Abdoulaye, the Minister of Hydraulics, Sanitation, and the Environment of Niger and outgoing Bureau chair.

Distinguished personalities from across Africa and the United Nations delivered statements, setting the tone for discussions on sustainable development.

Elections for a new Bureau were conducted following the opening session, paving the way for substantive dialogues focused on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing challenges on the road to 2030 and beyond.

Keynote addresses, including one by Guy Ryder, the Under Secretary General for Policy at the United Nations, emphasized the critical imperative of leveraging future summits to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.

A pivotal panel discussion centered on the perspectives and priorities of young people regarding the future summit agenda and the reinforcement of both the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063, underscoring the importance of inclusive and youth-centric development strategies.

Mayor Malick Lowe’s engagements extended beyond the forum proceedings, as she also attended an award ceremony organized by UNESCO and took a momentous visit to the African Union headquarters, further enriching his experience and engagement with continental development initiatives.

Looking ahead, Lowe is slated to contribute to a high-level panel discussion on the Volunteer Local Review of Banjul City, highlighting local efforts and commitments towards advancing sustainable development goals within the municipal context.

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