France/Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe. A twinning café for European projects

Twenty-seven twinning committees of Calvados were gathered last Saturday at the Ardenna space to exchange on the European projects of welcoming young volunteers. "The departmental twinning committee presented the European Solidarity Corps," underlined Guy Gondouin, deputy mayor who is very active in local twinning. "It is about ensuring the administrative and financial coordination of projects for hosting European volunteers carried out by other actors in Calvados. "

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Congo/Local development: a rapprochement envisaged between Congolese and Turkish cities

Received in audience on December 1 by the Minister Delegate in charge of Decentralization and Local Development, Juste Désiré Mondelé, the Turkish ambassador to the Republic of Congo, Serhan Ali Yigit, expressed the wish to see the cities of the two countries get closer.

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Canada/Laval's budget will exceed $1 billion for the first time

Mayor Stéphane Boyer's administration will limit the increase in general taxation to 2.9% next year, despite an increase in the City of Laval's budget that will push it into the single digits for the first time in its history.

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Egypt: ICT development agency and 500 Global collaborate to develop local tech industry

In recent years, the Egyptian start-up sector has really flourished. In order to achieve better results, the government is committed to supporting this ecosystem, which is leading investors to show increasing interest in these companies.

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France/La Haye-Pesnel. The twinning committee prepares the coming of the Bavarians

On hiatus since 2019, due to a health crisis, the twinning with the city of Pöttmès in Bavaria (Germany) has resumed this summer with the trip to Germany of 113 Haylands.

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Congo/Local development: UNDP to support Congo in implementing decentralization

The resident representative of the United Nations Program in Congo (UNDP), Opia Mensah Kumah, said on November 29 in Brazzaville, following a meeting with the Minister Delegate for Decentralization and Local Development, Juste Désiré Mondélé, that this UN agency will support the country in the implementation of its decentralization project.

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Belgium/Floods in Rochefort: the Region puts 2 million on the table to demolish damaged houses

It is known that Wallonia will help the 9 municipalities most affected by the floods of July 2021 to acquire damaged properties, whether they are in ruins or impede the proper flow of water, with a view to demolishing them.

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Chad: ANVOL-T advocates development through volunteerism

The world celebrates Volunteer Day on December 5. The 2022 edition is placed under the sign of solidarity with the slogan "together, let's act now". The National Agency for Volunteerism in Chad (ANVOL-T) will celebrate the day on December 9 under the theme "solidarity through volunteering".

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France/Social and solidarity economy. Brittany is the French champion

In Brittany, 164,000 people work in a social and solidarity economy enterprise, that is 13.8% of employees. This places Brittany in first place in France for the share of this other economy in local employment.

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Côte d'Ivoire/ Local development: towards the perpetuation and popularization of the PCN-CI model

The human resources development project to strengthen local administration in the central and northern zones of Côte d'Ivoire (PCN-CI), financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), aims to work towards its sustainability and popularization throughout the national territory.

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Canada/Saskatchewan introduces legislation for better gun control

A new bill to regulate the use of firearms was introduced Thursday by the provincial government.

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Benin/Fight against corruption: The platform of denunciations finally operational

The operationalization of complaints and denunciations of corruption cases is now in place. It is now sufficient to call the freephone number 155 or to visit the platform https://denonciation.bj to be heard or to denounce corruption and bad governance.

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France/The town of Sarzeau aims for a second twinning

On the occasion of its general assembly on Friday, November 25, 2022, the twinning committee of Sarzeau (Morbihan) presented a twinning project with the town of Pasaia, located in the Spanish Basque country, near San Sebastián.

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Togo and UNFPA working on new 2023-2026 cooperation program

Togolese authorities and officials of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are working on the new bases of intervention of the UN branch in Togo. The two parties opened Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Lome, a meeting to prepare the cooperation program 2023-2026.

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Senegal/Kolda: 450 beneficiaries of the "Initiative 4R" project accompanied by WFP

Some 450 people have received financial support from the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of the "4R Initiative" project for rural resilience, which targets rural populations in the Kolda region.

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France/Grenoble: CEA launches nearly ten start-ups a year

The CEA in Grenoble has a policy of supporting the creation and development of startups. More than 200 of them have been created thanks to the CEA's support. Jean-Philippe Bourgoin is the deputy director of technological research at the CEA. He is the guest on "La nouvelle éco".

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Burkina Faso/Moringa sector: A workshop to officially launch the start of activities of the Moringa and natural ingredients project in Burkina Faso

This Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in Ouagadougou was held the workshop to officially launch the activities of the Moringa and natural ingredients project in Burkina Faso. The main objective of this workshop is to facilitate the adhesion and involvement of local and international partners for the success of the project. The workshop will include informative presentations, plenary discussions and online interventions by the project team and international experts. A total of 37 participants representing companies, non-governmental organizations, financial institutions, etc. took part in the workshop.

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Ireland-Ukraine/Start of the twinning process between Dublin and Kiev

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Caroline Conroy, today signed an agreement to begin a twinning process with the Ukrainian city of Kiev.

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Morocco-Vietnam/Kenitra hosts Vietnam Gateway, a symbol of history

La Porte du Vietnam is located in the village of Douar Sfari, province of Kenitra. A village which shelters a Moroccan community whose maternal origin is Vietnamese.

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Canada/Major Projects: Montreal to streamline its merchant assistance program

Faced with the program's lack of popularity and the high number of rejected claims, Montreal is promising to simplify access to its assistance program for merchants affected by major work, which has been in existence since 2018, but for which less than a quarter of the budget has been distributed.

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