The 12 Bureau Members of the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) are seeking the establishment of a permanent secretariat to be hosted by Kenya.
The request was made at a two-day meeting here earlier this month hosted by Morocco's Minister of Housing, Urbanisation and Territorial Planning.
Officials said they also discussed a draft constitution and rules of procedure, a resource mobilization strategy and preparations for the AMCHUD IV session to be held in Nairobi in 2012.
The Bureau members also deliberated on the theme for AMCHUD IV, preparations for the sixth session of the World Urban Forum, and the Rio +20. The examined the monitoring of previous AMCHUD resolutions, collaboration with other relevant African ministerial conferences such as the African Ministerial Council on Water (AMCOW) , the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), and the All Africa Ministerial Conference on Decentralization and Local Development (AMCOD).
Officials said the talks also included contributions to the next African Cities Report, and the implementation by AMCHUD members of the international Guidelines on Decentralization and Access to Basic Services for All.