Democracy and Decentralization: The Implementation of the 2010 Angolan Constitution
Hon Dr Bornito de Sousa, Minister for Territorial Administration, Angola
Chair: Elisabete Azevedo-Harman, Research Associate, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Angola's 2010 constitution allows for local government in Angola, with municipal elections scheduled for 2015. Local government can play a key role in democratic transitions, and can provide more effective local public policies and bolster private sector growth.
Hon Minister Bornito de Sousa will discuss his government's vision for decentralization and plans for implementation.
Presentations will be held in Portuguese with consecutive interpretation.