Cities are not just a geographical phenomena. The challenges related to accelerated growth processes and the complexity of urban systems very often exceed the capacities and skills of the political and technical teams to managing them. It is therefore fundamental to invest both funds and efforts into supporting local leaders who work to improve the quality of life in cities on a daily basis.
United Cities and Local Government members are committed to decentralized, and have a long history of supporting solidarity and learning among local and regional governments the world round. With the City Future project initiated in 2007 with support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cities Alliance, UCLG renewed opportunities to develop South-South and triangular peer to peer that has become stronger throughout the years.
The project has particularly impacted on cooperation between Brazilian and Mozambican cities. UCLG, the Association of local authorities Mozambique ANAMM and the Front of Mayors Brazil FNP developed various initiatives by means of political coordination between municipalities and by identifying the significant needs of the cooperation.