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Guinea/Decentralization. Mayors in general assembly in Conakry

The extraordinary general assembly of the national association of communes of Guinea (ANCG) began this Thursday in Conakry. During this meeting, the members of the ANCG will examine the statutes and internal regulations of their structure but also renew the members of the current board.

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Canada/Ontario improves snowmobile trails in the North

Investment of over $800,000 will ensure that world-class trails remain safe and enjoyable

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Cameroon: 204 billion F from the World Bank to implement decentralization

On the ground, the allocation will be steered by the Minister of Decentralization and Local Development.

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France/ Major European project, the Seine-Northern Europe Canal takes shape

The 107-kilometer-long Seine-Northern Europe Canal will link northern France to more than 20,000 kilometers of navigable European waterways by 2030. For the economy of Hauts-de-France, this EU-funded project is a breeding ground for opportunities.

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Colombia: territories freed from mines, lives freed from fear

Since 2016, HI has conducted demining operations in the department of Cauca. Today, the region of Inzá is free of mines, the communities resume their activities with peace of mind.

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France/La Gâtinelle, a local currency that encourages local purchases, in the Deux-Sèvres

For nearly five years, a hundred businesses have been accepting the Gâtinelle, a local currency that aims to encourage local purchases, mainly used in the center of the Deux-Sèvres.

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France/Seine-et-Marne: a community of municipalities launches the zero waste challenge

The first edition of the zero waste challenge is open to twenty families living in Plaines et Monts de France. The objective: to encourage people to reduce their waste.

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Burkina/Northern Region: "Boukayamdé", an alternative solution to food insecurity

Faced with increasing food insecurity, farmers in the northern region, particularly in the province of Passoré, have found an alternative solution in this innovation, through the development of this local variety of sorghum, "Boukayamdé", which hides shame in the local language. This variety of sorghum, which is very early and very profitable in terms of production, is a shield against hunger. In Yargo in the commune of Kirsi, farmers have been cultivating it for three winter seasons. Immersion in some fields in Yargo!

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Belgium/Walloon Brabant: a first count of the homeless before the establishment of several shelters

This is a first in Walloon Brabant! In partnership with the Centre d'Action Laïque, the King Baudouin Foundation, the CPAS and universities (including UCLouvain), the Relais social intercommunal du Brabant wallon is going to count the number of homeless and "badly housed" people.

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Togo: Traders and consumers equipped to use conventional measuring instruments

In Togo, the use of bowls and heaps as measuring instruments in the sale of agricultural, fishing and hunting products should disappear in favor of the International System of Units (SI) of measurement.

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France/European Commission at the Salon des Maires & Congress of Mayors

The European Commission will be present through its "Europe of the municipalities" service, dedicated exclusively to local elected officials and decision-makers at the Salon des Maires et des Collectivités locales, which will be held in Paris from 22 to 24 November 2022.

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Niger/Celebration of the International Day of Access to Information: Raising awareness of national institutions and citizens on the importance of access to information

The President of the Superior Council of Communication, Dr. Kabirou Sani, presided yesterday morning in Niamey, the launch of the open day for the organization of the celebration of the World Access to Information Day. The theme of this edition is "artificial intelligence, e-governance and access to information". This event aims to promote the sharing of information and to bring together republican institutions, civil society organizations and citizens.

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DRC/Maniema: Caritas-Development Supports Rice-Fish Farming Project in Kasongo Territory

Caritas-Development's support is part of the reduction of deforestation and the development of lowland areas.

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France/Auray Country. The community of municipalities wants to accelerate its energy sobriety

Auray Quiberon terre atlantique has adopted, this Thursday, September 29, 2022 in community council, in Camors (Morbihan), an intention in favor of the energy mix and sobriety.

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Partnership between the Government of Benin and USADF: A fair of products from beneficiary organizations opened in Cotonou

The Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Employment Promotion and his colleague of Industry and Trade co-presided this Thursday, September 29, 2022 in Cotonou, the launching ceremony of the Fair of the products of the beneficiary organizations of the partnership between the Government of Benin and the United States Foundation for Development in Africa (USADF).

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France/Waste: some municipalities charge their residents according to the number of garbage cans

Since 2016, 14 municipalities have been implementing a new waste collection system. Residents pay based on their number of trash cans per year.

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Benin/Accountability session in the commune of Nikki: The management of the drinking water supply sector for the year 2022 exposed to the population

Mayor Joseph Rolland GOUNOU LAFIA, his Deputies, the Executive Secretary and the executives of the Nikki City Council went from September 22 to 23, 2022 to the chief towns of the commune for the first public accountability hearing of the year. This first accountability session is solely devoted to the management of drinking water supply in the various districts.

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Canada/New equalization formula proposed for NB municipalities

A task force is suggesting significant changes to municipal taxation. The changes will result in reduced provincial transfers for some municipalities, while others will receive more.

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Senegal/Kaolack: the UCG provides a dozen trucks for the collection of garbage before the Gamou

The Solid Waste Management Coordination Unit (UCG) handed over on Wednesday an important batch of cleaning equipment to the sanitation committees of the religious families of Leona Niassène and Medina Baye of Kaolack (center), as a contribution to their sanitation efforts in view of the next Gamou scheduled for October 8.

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France/Côtes-d'Armor. Fleurs en fête promotes the beautification of our communes

As part of the Fleurs en fête festival, from September 30 to October 2, 19 communes in the Côtes-d'Armor department, labeled Cities and Villages in Bloom, will offer visits, activities, walks and workshops.

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Côte d'Ivoire/Second edition of the International Coffee Day

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Moldova/Tender for consulting services in the Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the project "Strengthening the culture of dialogue and ethical open local governance in the Republic of Moldova" in the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova (2021-2024).

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France/Half of the communes in the Dordogne are increasing their property tax

The property tax increased by an average of 1.9% across France in 2022. The base, decided by the State and indexed to inflation, is up 3.4%. In the Dordogne, half of the local authorities are increasing the other part, the tax rate, from 0.5 to almost 10%.

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Morocco/Training on human rights, governance and women's empowerment

Human rights, governance and empowerment of women" were the focus of a training session held Wednesday in Laayoune, at the initiative of the Sahrawi Women's Forum for Democracy and Development.

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France/The new regional policy, soon to be presented to the mayors of Hauts-de-France

With the aim of strengthening the links between the region and the municipalities, Christophe Coulon and Guislain Cambier will meet with mayors and local elected officials from Saturday, October 1, 2022 to Thursday, November 3, 2022. The new regional policy "Aides aux Communes et aux Territoires" (ACTes) will be discussed.

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Senegal: Nearly 29 million euros from the AfDB to develop the road network in 6 communes of the country

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), on 20 September 2022, in Abidjan, gave the green light to a loan of 28.88 million euros to Senegal, to improve the road network and transport in six communes of the country.

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Switzerland/Energy: rescue plan for electricity suppliers approved by Parliament

Electricity providers have a lifeline. Parliament has passed measures worth some 10 billion to secure the country's energy supply.

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Burkina Faso/Terrorism-related sexual violence: Burkina hosts workshop to strengthen investigations

Ouagadougou is hosting a sub-regional workshop on strengthening the investigation of sexual violence crimes related to terrorism from September 27-29, 2022. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender and Family in Burkina Faso.

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France/To save energy, Saint-Brieuc proposes to turn on streetlights with its smartphone

The Breton city is the largest municipality to test a system that has been in development for five years, called "J'allume ma rue".

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Mali/PDAZAM: a triple lever for food and nutritional security, inclusive growth and social protection

The Project for the Development of Agricultural Productivity and Diversification in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Mali (PDAZAM) was officially launched on March 7, 2019. It is part of a strategic vision for rural and agricultural development in Mali: Ensure improved agricultural productivity and resilience of producers and Promote the creation of a social protection floor in Mali, through improved productivity of poor and vulnerable households, food and nutrition security.

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Benin/Safe Spaces: A Framework for the Rebirth and Promotion of Values for Benin's Adolescent Girls

The Minister of Social Affairs and Microfinance was on Monday, September 26, 2022 at the social promotion center of Akpakpa 2, Place Lénine. The objective of this trip was to see for herself the good functioning of the safe space installed at this place within the framework of the implementation of the project of Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel (SWEDD) and to appreciate the level of knowledge of the Adolescents and Young Girls of the first cohort admitted in the said center since a few months.

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France/ 17 communes will benefit from computer equipment to equip schools in Herault

The Hérault is one of the 10 new departments entering the digital education territories scheme. In all, 17 communes will be able to equip their nursery and elementary school, as well as secondary schools and high schools with computer equipment to reduce the digital divide.

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Algeria/Government meeting with walis: Call to provide the body of walis with a Statute

Participants in the first workshop organized as part of the meeting Government-walis, whose work was closed Sunday in Algiers, called to provide the body of walis with a Statute to strengthen its place in the legal arsenal and regulatory state.

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Regional development in Finland and Lithuania: a study visit

Strengthening regional democracy is important for overall good democratic governance at several levels. The Finnish regional development, also under reform and supported by another Council of Europe - EU project, was a source of inspiration for the Lithuanian authorities.

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