ICLEI Africa

Organization's name: ICLEI Africa
Organization's acronym: ZAP
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: Unit 1, 2nd floor, South Tower, Sable Park, 14 Bridge way
Century City
Cape Town
South Africa
Phone: +27 21 202 0381
Fax: None
Email: iclei-africa@iclei.org
Web site: www.iclei.org/africa
Organization type: Local government
  • English
  • French


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water

Sustainable Development:
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Disaster management and vulnerability
  • Energy
  • Human settlements
  • Integrated decision-making
  • Major Groups
  • Partnerships
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Sanitation
  • Sustainable development for Africa
Geographic scope: Regional
  • Africa
Country of activity:
  • Benin
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Gambia
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Mozambique
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • Côte D'Ivoire
  • Morocco
  • Mauritius
  • Rwanda
  • Togo
  • Malawi
  • Senegal
  • Nigeria
  • Zambia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Ethiopia
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2002
Year of registration (YYYY): 2002
Organizational structure: Section 21 Company/NGO
Number and type of members: The are 6 Members of the organization and 3 directors. Local governments and local government associations in Africa - 56 members in Africa
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
Funding structure other: Non-profit funding structure, mainly project based

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Local authorities
Involvement in UN Partnerships: Yes
If yes, explain in detail: ICLEI Africa works in close partnership with a number of UN Agencies on a range of projects in Africa. These include UN-Habitat (mostly in the field of climate change) and UNEP. Most notably ICLEI partners with UN-Habitat on a Five City Adaptation in Africa project in Mozambique, Tanzania, Namibia, Mauritius and South Africa. ICLEI Africa also partners with UN-Agencies on a number of sustainable development advocacy forums, representing local governments. ICLEI Africa also partners with the African office of UNISDR on a number of disaster risk reduction initiatives in Africa.
Affiliation with other organizations: ICLEI Africa works closely with United Cities and Local Governments for Africa (UCLGA), UN-Habitat, UNEP, African Centre for Cities, Water Research Commission, national governments and local government assosciations, development banks and the ICLEI global network (ICLEI Regional and Global offices).