Canada/Alberta acquires decision-making power over the province's urban national parks

A bill giving the Alberta government more power over decisions concerning the province's urban national parks passed the Legislative Assembly on Monday.

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Congo-China/Sino-Congolese cooperation: twinning of the cities of Brazzaville and Nanjing

On April 19, the deputy mayor of Brazzaville, Dieudonné Bantsimba, signed a twinning memorandum between Brazzaville and Nanjing, China, with Xia Yan, deputy director-general of the Nanjing Municipal People's Government Foreign Affairs Office.

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France/Twinning committees in Arradon donate €3,100 to Restos du cœur

On Wednesday April 11, the Arradon-Höchenschwand and Arradon-Upton by Chester twinning committees (Clear Up association) presented a cheque for €3,100 to Restos du cœur, in the presence of Nadine Guillon and René Mourlhon. The sum was raised thanks to a quiz organized by Clear Up on January 27, which attracted 108 participants. Added to this was the Soirée solidarité organized by the German committee on March 9, an event enjoyed by 200 participants, not counting the 166 takeaways ordered.

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Cameroon/AfDB inaugurates its Central Africa office in Cameroon, with focus on MDGs

In Cameroon, the embassies and diplomatic institutions in Yaoundé's residential Golf district have a new neighbor: the African Development Bank (AfDB). The financial institution has set up its Central Africa office here in order to boost its operations in the field of sustainable development in the sub-region.

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Canada/Call for innovation projects related to digital technologies in education (measure 15081)

The application period for Innovation projects related to digital technologies in education (measure 15081) is open until May 5. This measure provides funding for projects that stimulate the development of innovative pedagogical practices in preschool education, youth education, adult education and vocational training.

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Vietnam/ Call to launch National Action Month 2024 against domestic violence

National Action Month 2024 on the prevention and control of domestic violence runs from June 1 to 30.

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Burkina Faso/Local inclusive governance: The IGR project trains the special delegations of its partner communes

Opened on April 16, the training workshop for members of the special delegations of the partner communes of the Inclusive Governance for Resilience (IGR) project closed its doors on the evening of April 19, 2024 in Ouagadougou, on a positive note. The closing ceremony was presided over by the Secretary General of the Ministry in charge of Territorial Administration, Edgard Sou Sié, who was joined by USAID representative Siaka Ouédraogo.

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France/Angers. 60th anniversary of twinning with Osnabrück and Haarlem celebrated in the Netherlands

These three European cities have enjoyed close relations since 1964. Their elected representatives met in Haarlem on Saturday to celebrate 60 years of friendship.

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Morocco/Conference in Rabat on "the protection of personal data and the right of access to information in Morocco".

The Commission Nationale de Contrôle de la Protection des Données à Caractère Personnel (CNDP) and the Commission du Droit d'Accès à l'Information (CDAI) organized a conference in Rabat on Friday on the theme of "personal data protection and the right of access to information in Morocco".

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France/Mareuil-sur-Cher: citizen clean-up of the commune

In partnership with Smieeom, some twenty volunteers gathered on Saturday April 13 in front of the municipal hangar to take part in the civic clean-up of the commune launched by the Mareuil town council. They scoured the roadsides and banks of the Cher, collecting several kilos of various types of garbage. This is an important initiative for keeping the commune clean and welcoming to visiting tourists.

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Canada/Redynamizing downtown: La Malbaie adopts a recovery plan

La Malbaie recently enlisted the services of Rues principales to develop a short-term strategy for revitalizing rue Saint-Étienne. As part of this revitalization plan, La Malbaie will be canvassing its residents for their ideas.

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Burkina Faso/Central South Region: UNFPA aims to reduce unemployment among young people and women through non-timber forest products

This Thursday, April 18, 2024, the Governor of the Centre-sud region, Yvette Nacoulma/Sanou, proceeded with the regional launch of the project "Developing the resilience of women and young people to the effects of climate change as part of the Humanitarian - Development - Peace Nexus". Implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), as part of the 8th cooperation program with Burkina Faso, this project is financed by Luxembourg to the tune of 5 million euros, or nearly 3.3 billion CFA francs.

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Canada/Four municipalities join the Manitoba Association of Bilingual Municipalities

The municipalities of Grey, Sainte-Anne, Piney and Lorne will soon become members of the Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (AMBM).

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SENEGAL-HeALTH / Sédhiou: local players and members of the security forces learn about female genital mutilation

Since Thursday morning, journalists, influencers and members of the defense and security forces have been taking part in an orientation session in Sédhiou on the handling of sensitive information relating to female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage.

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France/Locmiquélic. A partnership with Riantec to offer sports activities for teenagers

A partnership is being tested with the Riantec youth center and the Locmiquélic town hall to offer free sports activities for teenagers every Saturday during the school year.

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Benin/Black soldier fly larvae breeding at Lta K-Dk: Learners trained in mass production technology

An educational revolution is taking shape at the Lycée technique agricole (Lta) K-Dk in Parakou, with the introduction of cutting-edge training in maggot production. Led by renowned experts in the production of black soldier flies, this initiative opens up new prospects in the agricultural and livestock sectors.

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France/ Auray communes create their own public energy company

On Friday April 5, 2024, in Crac'h (Morbihan), the communes of the Pays d'Auray signed the articles of association of the local public company Aqta Énergies.

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Togo: Commune Blitta 3 gets a new, modern market

In Togo, the canton of Tchifama in the commune of Blitta 3 (260 Km north of Lomé) will be home to a new modern market, as part of the Programme de soutien aux microprojets d'infrastructures communautaires (PSMICO) piloted by the Agence nationale d'appui au développement à la base (ANADEB). Work on the project began on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

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Congo/Reducing inequalities: towards validation of Congo's "country gender profile

The Ministry for the Advancement of Women and the Integration of Women in Development, in partnership with the African Development Bank (ADB), is organizing a national workshop on April 16 and 17 in Brazzaville to review and validate the Congo's "Country Gender Profile".

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France/Launch of ProBioDev call for projects

As part of the Programme d'appui aux OSC de biodiversité actives dans les pays en développement (ProBioDev), the IUCN French Committee is launching a call for projects to support civil society partnerships in developing countries. This first call is aimed at funding and implementing field projects focusing on biodiversity conservation and/or Nature-based Solutions (NBS) that specifically address the challenges of adapting to and mitigating climate change.

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