Africa Urban Infrastructure and Real Estate Summit, 16th to 17th October 2012

Building the cities of tomorrow

Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, 
Secretary General of UCLG Africa

I have been very pleased with the opportunity you offered to me to participate actively in this important event which is the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit.  UCLG Africa, as the Panafrican organization, is very  happy to be associated in the inaugural edition and in the forthcoming editions of this summit relevant to the African cities growth and development.    

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