Mr Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG-Africa.
He's since 2007 the Secretary General of UCLG Africa. He was the Chairman of the Interim Cities Alliance Management Board until April 2016. He is also Co-Chair of the World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA), and Secretary Deputy General of the Sino-African Forum of Local Authorities. Mr. Elong Mbassi is the man behind the Africites Summits, the largest event of cities, regions and local communities in Africa, which he oversees since the first edition in 1998. Mr. Elong Mbassi has nearly 40 years of experience in urban development and land use planning, urban services, local economic development, local government governance, housing, and slum restructuring.