UN-Habitat trains Ethiopian mayors on leadership and planned urbanizationAddis Ababa 11 March 2015 - Thirty-five mayors from Ethiopia’s Oromia Region last month benefited from a 5 day training programme organised by UN-Habitat.

The training was part of the “Capacity Building for City Leaders in Ethiopia” programme which comprises broad based training sessions designed to enhance the capacities of cities to support the implementation of the Ethiopian Cities Prosperity Initiative (ECPI), with the ultimate goal of transforming Ethiopia into a middle income economy by 2025.

In the pilot phase, the mayors were immersed in the principles of local governance and leadership and were introduced to the three fundamental principles behind planned urbanization, namely: Urban planning, legislation and economy.

After taking part in different group dynamics ad multi-modal activities, training participants expressed “deep satisfaction” with the content, facilitation and organization of the training.