Title: Interview Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi - Secretary General UCLG Africa
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Categories: Interview
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Date Published: July 26, 2017, 9:47 p.m.


bout UCLG: United Cities and Local Governments is the main global network of cities and local, metropolitan and regional governments. Its mission is to represent their interest on the world stage and promote the goals of democratic, local self-government through cooperation between local and regional governments and with the wider international community. It has 7 regional sections, including UCLG Africa.

1. How have African cities been using SMART technologies to positively impact municipal finances?

2. In your opinion, what are the main risks, difficulties and challenges that local governments in the region face when developing SMART projects to improve municipal finances?

3. Based on your experience, what advice and recommendations would you give to African cities wishing to engage in SMART projects to improve municipal finances?

4. What are the main activities of UCLG in Africa regarding the use of SMART technologies to improve municipal revenue and reduce expenses?