The 2018 Africities summit held in Marrakech from November 20-24 has named Morocco’s Chefchaouen as the best intermediate city in Africa.
Rabat – Chefchaouen, dubbed as the blue pearl, won on Saturday the award of “Climate Initiatives 2018 African communities” in the category of the best intermediate city in Africa.
The Secretary-General of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, presented the award to Chefchaouen Municipal Council President Mohamed Sefiani at the closing ceremony of the symposium.
The award ceremony was held on the sidelines of Africities. The Climate Initiative Awards reward three categories of cities: the category of the best small town, the best intermediate city and the best big city.
According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the awards recognize the initiative of the most innovative cities in adapting to climate change.
Located in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco, the city’s buildings appear to be washed in different shades of blue.
In a statement to MAP, Sefiani said that the 8th africities summit “was a great success.”
The summit of Cities and Territorial Communities of Africa witnessed a record of nearly 7,000 participants. Participants discussed strategies to improve living conditions and integration in Africa.
The ninth edition of the annual summit will take place in Kisumu, Kenya In 2021