African Regional Partners
Global Twinning creates opportunities for ideas-sharing, exchange of best practices, and economic and community development between the U.S. and cities abroad. The African Regional Partners initiative seeks to lay the foundation for a greater number if sister city partnerships between U.S. cities and Africa, as well as partnerships between cities within Africa. The Eastern Africa Sister Cities (EASC) and the Africa Global Sister Cities Foundation (AGSCF) help spread the sister partnership concept, supporting existing and new relationships by providing connections, expertise, and program support.
Eastern Africa Sister Cities
Eastern Africa Sister Cities' (EASC) main goals are to develop, coordinate, incubate, and support new and existing city, town and municipality links worldwide with emphasis to promote a south to south city twinning and strengthen Sister Cities in Eastern Africa. Sister city relationships between Eastern Africa and United States of America cities include partnerships in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda. EASC looks forward to creating new partnerships and supporting existing relationships throughout the twelve countries of Eastern Africa. Read more about EASC here.
African Global Sister Cities Foundation
The mission of the African Global Cities Foundation (AGSCF), based in Accra, Ghana, is to create, strengthen and promote sister cities partnerships among African communities. Sister Cities International works closely with AGSCF to build its organizational capacity to serve sister city programs throughout West Africa. More information on their work can be found here.
Sister Cities Africa
One of Sister Cities International’s partners in this work is Sister Cities Africa, based out of Casablanca, Morocco and serving North Africa and the Middle East. Sister Cities Africa aims to connect cities in North Africa and the Middle East not only with communities in the U.S., but cities around the world. More information on their work can be found here.