Municipalities in African partner countries possess extensive experience with the local implementation of global agreements. In the past they made their contributions towards implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDSs), and placed their local development strategies and projects within this context. German municipalities have valuable experience to contribute in the field of sustainability, which they gained from the Local Agenda 21 processes, amongst others.
The new project 'The 2030 Agenda – Local governance exchange with African partners' involves expert exchange on local governance between municipal actors in Germany and Africa. The Service Agency is implementing it on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).