France/New rules for energy performance contracts for local authorities

The energy performance contract (EPC) is a particularly effective tool for controlling energy expenditure and optimising consumption. Although it is quite developed in the private tertiary sector, it is still struggling to find its audience in the tertiary sector managed by local authorities. Since its appearance in the 2000s, the EPC has evolved enormously, effectively reinforcing the energy performance objectives and the structural exchanges between the public contracting authority and the contract holder. It is in this spirit that the Fédération nationale des collectivités concédantes et régies (FNCCR) has led a working group bringing together local authorities and professionals in the sector to produce a standard clause that can be used by all. A look back at this work...

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Benin/Screenings of TV films to raise awareness of sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and young people in Kountori

A series of awareness-raising TV films on sexual and reproductive health were presented to adolescents and young people in the Kountori district, in the town of Cobly, as part of the health week activities organized by the NGO Bupdos in partnership with Plan Benin and the German Ministry of Cooperation and Development for their benefit.

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Togo/The President of the National Assembly spoke with André Reichardt, President of the France-West Africa Friendship Group

A delegation of the France-West Africa Friendship Group, led by its chairman, Mr. André Reichardt, had a meeting on Friday 24 September with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Yawa Djigbodi Tségan. The strengthening of friendship between the French and Togolese peoples, the health and security situation in Togo and cultural relations between the two countries were the main points on the agenda of the discussions. This audience was followed by a working session between the delegation and the Togo-France friendship group of the National Assembly. The same subjects were discussed during the meeting.

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Belgium/Navy makes eyes at young people

The navy intends to recruit more than 200 sailors this year. To attract new recruits, the defence organised a "job-day" this weekend in Marchienne-au-Pont.

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Côte d'Ivoire/Aries Development: Three-year programme 2022-2024 adopted

In accordance with the will of the President of the Regional Council of Aries to relocate the sessions in the various departments that make up Aries, the 4th ordinary session of the council was held in Djékanou, Friday, September 24, 2021. At the meeting room of the prefecture, the councillors worked on various issues whose highlight was the review and adoption of the three-year program 2022-2024.

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France/In the Yonne, the 3rd interministerial committee for rural areas has delivered its conclusions

Mr Jean CASTEX, Prime Minister, accompanied by Mrs Jacqueline GOURAULT, Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Territorial Communities, and Mr Joël GIRAUD, Secretary of State to the Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Territorial Communities, in charge of Rurality, chaired the 3rd Inter-ministerial Committee for Ruralities (CIR) in Épineau-les-Voves in the Yonne region, on Friday 24 September 2021.

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Algeria/Rapidly reform local taxation to ensure "stable" financing of local authorities

The Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Aimene Benabderrahmane stressed, Saturday, the need to open the reform of local taxation "as soon as possible" to ensure a "stable" funding of local communities.

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Morocco/Rabat-Salé tramway: partnership for the implementation of energy performance solutions

Transdev, which operates the Rabat-Salé Tramway network, has signed a partnership agreement with the Société d'ingénierie énergétique (SIE) in its capacity as Super Esco, for the implementation of energy performance solutions for the Tramway project.

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France/Saint-Gaudens : Citizens' meeting

On Wednesday 22 September, at the initiative of Crédit Agricole, a citizens' meeting was held in Saint-Gaudens to discuss the subject of property investment.

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MCA-Benin II/24th Ordinary Session of the Board of Directors: Encouraging results for a good end of execution

On September 23, 2021, MCA-Benin II held the 24th ordinary session of its Governing Board. The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Programme, under the chairmanship of the Minister of State Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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France/Seine-et-Marne. Digital: the Chamber of Commerce supports the traders of Montereau

The association of the tradesmen of Montereau signed a partnership with the CCI. Objective: to help small businesses in their digital development.

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Benin/ANCB FP PROJECT REVIEW WORKSHOP Two days of reflection, recommendations and advocacy for a better consideration of family planning at the local level

The various actors involved in the implementation of the Project for the Promotion of Family Planning in Benin's cities met on 22 and 23 September 2021 in Cotonou to review the activities of the said project and to launch a plea for a better consideration of sexual and reproductive health issues at the local level.

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Cameroon - Cooperation: Cameroon and France renew their military conventions

They were renewed on 23 September 2021 in Yaounde by the Minister of Defence, Joseph Beti Assomo, and the French Ambassador to Cameroon, Christophe Guilhou.

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Central African Republic/Association des Jeunes Ressortissants de la Basse-Kotto pour la Paix et le Développement, in partnership with Mislog France, offers school kits to the pupils of Mobaye

The Association des Jeunes Ressortissants de la Basse-Kotto pour la Paix et le Développement, in partnership with the French military of the MISLOG carried out a ceremony of distribution of school kits for the benefit of the pupils of Mobaye, chief town of the prefecture of Basse-Kotto this Thursday, September 23, 2021.

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France/First successful canvassing operation in Cormes, in partnership with QNSCNT

In Cormes (Sarthe), the elected officials organized their first eco-citizen day with canvassing, in partnership with the association Who cleans if not you of La Ferté-Bernard.

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Burkina Faso: The capacities of 35 communes strengthened in the practice of citizen control and accountability

The project to support social accountability for access to basic social services (PReSS), which is being implemented in 35 communes in Burkina Faso, is coming to an end. For 38 months, the Laboratoire citoyennetés, which is leading the project, has been working with the beneficiary communes to make citizen control and accountability practices more systematic in the education, health, drinking water and sanitation sectors. In order to make a participatory evaluation of the achievements and shortcomings and to identify the prospects for perpetuating the achievements, a closing seminar of the project is being held on 24 September 2021 in Ouagadougou.

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Switzerland/Federal budget: Federal Council requests an additional 1.6 billion

In order to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government is asking for an additional 1.6 billion, in particular to cover the costs of screening tests.

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Congo/120 billion CFA francs mobilized by AFD to improve access to water and electricity in Congo-Brazzaville

120 billion CFA francs have been mobilised by the French Development Agency (AFD) for the energy sector in order to improve the transport, distribution and information system of the company Energie électrique du Congo (E2C).

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France/Ploërmel. AGM of Polen: balance sheet and projects

The members of the Polen association met for a general assembly on Friday evening, September 24, on the first floor of the village hall in Ploërmel.

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Haiti - Taiwan: 12 tons of humanitarian aid

Thursday, September 23, the Embassy of Taiwan (Republic of China) in Haiti informs that a batch of 12 tons of humanitarian aid from the Taiwanese Red Cross was handed over the same day by Ambassador Wen-Jiann Ku to the Republic of Haiti, to the President of the Haitian Red Cross Guiteau Jean-Pierre in the presence of Pierrot Delienne, Advisor to the Minister of Planning and External Cooperation.

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