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Tunisia/Regional conference in Sousse: Cultural governance in the Arab region at the heart of the debate

The city of Sousse hosted on May 12, 13 and 14, a regional conference on governance in the cultural sector in the Arab region, placed on the theme "Arab experiences in cultural governance.

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France/Meaux. The city celebrated the anniversary of the twinning with Heiligenhaus and Basildon

The anniversary of the twinning of Meaux with the German town of Heiligenhaus (52 years) and the English town of Basildon (32 years) was celebrated on Saturday, May 7, at the Great War Museum.

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Benin/Women's land rights in Benin: KAS and CAO raise awareness in Zagnanado, Ouinhi, Covè and Zakpota

Since Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) through its project "One World Without Hunger in West Africa" is on an awareness-raising tour of the 8 communes of the Zou department.

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Algeria/Solar 1000, the project of all hopes

Solar 1000 MW is designed to create no less than 5000 direct jobs. The project will develop a specialized local industry.

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France/ A forum on climate change for elected officials in the Lot

This Thursday, May 12, Nicolas Regny, secretary general of the Lot prefecture, opened, with Jean-Marie Courtin, mayor of Gourdon, the forum "Climate change, I act by planning my territory", organized by the Departmental Directorate of Territories.

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Morocco/Casablanca-Settat: Huawei Morocco signs an agreement with six universities in the region

Huawei Morocco has proceeded, last Tuesday, to the signing of a memorandum of understanding with six universities in the region of Casablanca-Settat. These are Hassan II University of Casablanca, Hassan I University of Settat, Chouaïb Doukkali University of El Jadida, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences, Mundiapolis University and the International University of Casablanca.

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Canada/First Water Master Plan for Lac Laperrière Watershed

A first Water Master Plan for the Lac Laperrière watershed will be presented to residents on June 2 by the Organisme de bassin versant du Témiscamingue (OBVT).

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Benin/Prevention of youth unemployment: Anpe raises awareness among parents in Porto-Novo

The National Agency for the Promotion of Employment (Anpe) that Urbain Amégbédji has been directing since 2016 has decided to prevent youth unemployment. This is what justifies the awareness session for parents and local elected officials of the city of Porto-Novo which took place at the Youth House of Djègan Kpèvi on Friday, May 13, 2022. The event was placed under the authority of Marie Akpotrossou, Prefect of the Department of Ouémé, who was accompanied by Charlemagne Yankoti, Mayor of the city of Porto-Novo.

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France/Amiens Court of Appeal holds its first Equality Forum

"This year, the Court of Appeal of Amiens has developed a program of actions, awareness-raising and training around social representation and stereotypes, professional equality and violence against women. In this context, on May 5, the Palais de Justice hosted the first Equality Forum.

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Niger/The president of the city council of Niamey gives the general state of the city to the population

The President of the City Council of Niamey, Mr. Oumarou Dogari Moumouni presented, this Saturday, May 14, 2022 in the premises of the House of Youth and Culture (MJC) Djado Sékou of Niamey, the report on the general state of the city of Niamey on April 30, 2022.

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Belgium/Verviers: 250 million euros from Europe to guarantee drinking water supply

Europe is investing in Wallonia to guarantee the supply of drinking water. The sums involved are considerable, since a total of 725 million will enable SWDE (the Walloon water company) to improve its infrastructure.

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Gabon/Drinking water: Launch of the 100 wells program

Initiated by the Société équatoriale des mines (SEM) as part of its CSR commitments, the 100 boreholes project was launched on May 12 by the Minister of Mines. Its objective is to provide the population with 100 water stations, thanks to the exploitation of underground water.

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France/Sustainable development: Sorbiers uses all available means

As part of the Design 2022 International Biennial, the Fibois42 interprofessional network and the town of Sorbiers have come up with a "microarchitecture" made of local wood, officially presented on Thursday.

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Côte d'Ivoire/ Tchologo Regional Council hands over three buildings to elementary school in Ferkessédougou

On Friday 13 May 2022, the Tchologo regional council handed over three buildings with three classrooms, an office and latrines, at a cost of 70 million CFA francs, to the public elementary school of the Lanviara district, Saint Paul and Residential 2 of Ferkessédougou.

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Tunisia/Smart City Casablanca Symposium, May 25-26

The local development company Casablanca Events and Animations is organizing the "Smart City Casablanca Symposium" on May 25 and 26.

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France/Saint-Fulgent. Actions for sustainable development

For the 3rd consecutive year, the community of municipalities of the Saint-Fulgent - Les Essarts area is organizing a sustainable development week and is proposing different actions and animations for all the actors of the area: inhabitants, companies, schools, elected officials...

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UCLG Africa names Johannesburg Mayor Dr. Mpho Phalatse Mayor of the Month: Outstanding leadership determined to bring Johannesburg back to life

Elected in November 2021 as the first female mayor of the municipality of Johannesburg (South Africa), Mpho Phalatse has taken the time to make her mark and to give the city a new dynamic. In office for a five-year term, she is the first black woman to head the Johannesburg City Council and the first woman since 1946.

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Belgium/The Brussels government will encourage the reuse of equipment and materials

This Thursday, May 12, the Brussels government has marked out its action in favor of prevention and reuse of equipment and materials by 2025.

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Vietnam calls for cooperation for a sustainable ocean economy

Representatives from 70 riparian countries participated in an international conference on sustainable ocean economy and climate change adaptation, held on May 12-13 in Hanoi in face-to-face and online sessions.

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France/Bohars. A survey to know the needs of the inhabitants

This is a first in the commune. The realization of an analysis of the social needs of the inhabitants has been entrusted to Estelle Lucas, who is finishing her master 2 in management of territories and local development, at the faculty of Brest.

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Burkina Faso/North Central: A project on endogenous reconciliation practices as a mode of governance for Burkinabè launched in Kaya

The Institute of Society Sciences (INSS) of the National Center for Scientific and Technological Research (CNRST) and its partners organized a workshop to launch the research and development project on "endogenous reconciliation practices in the North-Central region as a mode of governance for Burkinabè" on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Kaya. The ceremony was chaired by Laurent Kontogom, representing the Governor of the Centre-North region.

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Congo/Effervescence in Pointe-Noire: the Congolese economic capital celebrates its centenary

The Congolese economic capital has totaled this Wednesday, May 11, 100 years of existence after its creation on May 11, 1922. On the occasion of this event, celebrations are planned in several stages between May and December with the holding of a symposium and the restructuring of this city among others.

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Canada/Sustainability Resource for Entrepreneurs

In partnership with the City of Shawinigan, the Shawinigan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS) is announcing the hiring of a new sustainable development resource to assist businesses.

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Benin/Elaboration of the Urban Master Plan (PDU) and the Third Generation Communal Development Plan (PDC3): Cotonou City Council installs and equips the members of the steering committee

The first deputy mayor of the city of Cotonou Randyx Romain AHOUANDJINOU, representing the Mayor Luc Sètondji ATROKPO, proceeded this Tuesday May 10, 2022 to the official installation and the opening of the training of the members of the steering committee of the Master Plan of Urbanism (PDU) and of the Plan of Communal Development third generation (PDC3) of the commune of Cotonou

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CAMEROON/INTERVIEW WITH MRS. EKOSSO, MAYOR OF MANJO

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France/Measures to promote training for rural elected officials in Cher

A partnership agreement has been signed between the Association of Rural Mayors of Cher and Le Tremplin to promote training for elected officials.

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Morocco-EU: modernizing the economic partnership at the heart of the Business Dialogue

The first edition of the Business Dialogue, organized by the CGEM, BusinessEurope and EuroCham, was held today in Marrakech in the presence of the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis. Morocco and the EU expressed their common desire to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation.

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Belgium/The municipality of Neufchâteau offers a shared car service

After Arlon, Neufchâteau is now the second Luxembourg municipality to offer a car-sharing service. The municipality has been thinking about it for some time.

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Senegal/9th World Water Forum: African Mayors establish Action Plan for Water Security

On the occasion of the Day of Cities and Local and Regional Governments, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and UCLG Africa launched the African Mayors' Roundtable for Water Security on 23 March 2022, bringing together 80 mayors, local and regional elected officials in Dakar last March. The roundtable aims to support dialogues and reforms on water policies towards the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular MDG 6 on access to safe drinking water and sanitation for all.

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France/Vertou. Anti-waste and solidarity at Bethel association

Bethel, a Verteva-based association, fights against food waste and provides material aid in France and in the Republic of Congo.

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Chad: Youth Associations Donate Books to CLAC in Mao

In partnership with the youth platform of Kanem, youth associations have offered a donation of books to the Center for Reading and Cultural Animation (CLAC) of Mao, during a ceremony held this May 12, 2022 within the institution. It was in the presence of representatives of youth associations and the director of the CLAC of Mao, Adam Ngoua.

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DRC/Chronic malnutrition control: third phase of project launched in South Kivu

The third phase of the project to combat chronic malnutrition, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, will contribute to significantly reducing the prevalence of this scourge among children under five in the province of South Kivu by 2025.

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Saint-André/ Economic development: the community of municipalities Albères - Côte Vermeille - Illibéris (CCACVI) closer to the companies of the territory

This week, the Economic Development Commission was held outside the walls. Nathalie Regond-Planas (mayor of Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines) and Bruno Galan (mayor of Palau-del-Vidre), vice-presidents and co-delegates of the commission, accompanied by the elected officials in charge of this competence and in the presence of Samuel Moli (mayor of Saint-André), member of the commission and mayor of the commune, went to the premises of two companies, Aquaforage and Perez Nettoyage, newly established in Saint-André on the Pyrénées-Méditerranée business park.

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Benin/Cooperation. Signature of the Aide-Memoire on the Regional Compact

A bilateral meeting between the Government of Benin and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was held this Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

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