A roundtable of elected officials will welcome the 18th IOPD Conference

On Sunday, 25th November, a roundtable of elected officials moderated by Emilia Saiz, UCLG General Secretary, will take place. There, speakers will talk about the role of cities in the worl and the importance of participatory democracy at local level.

The four confirmed elected officials are Rutger Groot Wassink, Deputy Mayor of Amsterdam (Netherlands); Jillian Johnson, Mayor of Durham (USA); Maria Helena Langa, Mayor of Mandlakazi (Mozambique); and Pedro Vicente Obando, Mayor of Pasto (Colombia).