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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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Morocco/Personal data: CMR joins CNDP's "Data Tika" program

Rabat - On Thursday in Rabat, the National Commission for the Supervision of Personal Data Protection (CNDP) and the Moroccan Pension Fund (CMR) signed a partnership agreement to join the "Data Tika" program.

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France/Echanges. Greven-Montargis twinning gets a facelift thanks to high school students

As part of an ambitious and innovative Youth Parliament, high school students from Montargis and Greven discussed Europe. Round-table discussions were held on Tuesday April 16 at Montargis town hall.

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Vietnam - Italy: boosting trade and investment cooperation

On March 28, the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade, Nguyên Hông Diên, held a working session in Hanoi with Marco Della Seta, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam, and Regina Corradini D'Airenzo, CEO of SIMEST, which is responsible for promoting foreign investment by Italian companies and providing technical and financial support for investment projects.

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Canada/Pilot project for regular garbage collection in Winnipeg's homeless camps

Winnipeg's homeless encampments may get regular garbage pickup this summer.

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Algeria/ National prevention campaign - Eastern wilayas: rich awareness program

The national prevention week organized by the Ministry of Health from April 15 to 21, under the slogan "For a healthy lifestyle for all", kicked off on Monday in the country's eastern wilayas, with a range of events and activities to promote health, combat pathogenic factors and encourage healthy eating.

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Réunion/New cooperation between the Region, Saint-Paul and Mozambique

On Friday April 5, 2024, the framework agreement for decentralized cooperation was signed between the city of Quélimane in Mozambique, the city of Saint-Paul and Région Réunion. The signing comes ahead of the "7 soleils, 7 lunes" festival organized in conjunction with Léspas Leconte de Lisle, highlighting Portuguese-speaking culture. This year, the network's international meetings will welcome delegations from Cape Verde and Mozambique to La Réunion. We publish the press release below

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CAMEROON / The Bamoun Kings Museum opens in Foumban: A journey through history and culture

The Museum of the Bamoun Kings, located in Foumban in Cameroon's West region, officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday April 13, 2024, after two days of festivities. The event, held under the patronage of the President of the Republic, marked the culmination of a long project to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of the Bamoun people.

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Belgium/Pavement markings to encourage cyclists to keep to a walking pace on busy streets in the center of Louvain-la-Neuve

How can we improve cohabitation between cyclists and pedestrians in the center of Louvain-la-Neuve? The city wasn't designed with bicycles in mind, but there are a lot of them, not just during the 24-hour period. And even if the situation is far from chaotic, their presence is not always well-received, especially when they're riding fast on the busiest streets.

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France/ Ploumagoar. After 29 years, twinning forges new links

From Thursday to Sunday, the town and twinning committee welcomed a group from the senior citizens' university in Mogadouro, Portugal, and a delegation from Groslay, a town in the Val-d'Oise also twinned with Mogadouro.

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Chad: UNDP launches a project to support the socio-economic recovery of flood victims in Ndjamena

On April 16, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in collaboration with the government and Green Wall, launched a project to support the socio-economic recovery of flood victims in the peri-urban area of N'Djamena. The initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of local communities to cope with recurrent flooding in the Chadian capital.

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France/ Hangest-sur-Somme commune to offer 1 euro canteen at the start of the new school year

The commune of Hangest-sur-Somme, west of Amiens near Flixecourt, will be offering a 1 euro canteen for less well-off families from the start of the new school year in September. The town council voted in favor of the scheme on Monday evening, and determined the price brackets according to family income.

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Congo/Social and economic integration: kits for disabled women

On April 16, women and girls with disabilities received kits to create income-generating activities with a view to their empowerment. The gesture came at the end of a training course on financial management tools organized by the town hall of Brazzaville's seventh arrondissement, Mfilou, in partnership with the US embassy.

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Canada/Drummondville launches subsidy program for the purchase of eco-responsible products

The City of Drummondville wants to help its citizens do more for the environment. To this end, it is launching a subsidy program for the purchase of eco-responsible products.

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SENEGAL-FRANCE-COOPERATION / Louga: a partnership agreement signed to improve access to water for the people of Gandé

The departmental council of Louga and the French urban community of Limoge Métropole have signed a partnership agreement paving the way for improved access to water for the people of Gandé, a commune in this department in northern Senegal.

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France/ Manche. "Consommons local": an operation to offer gift vouchers to employees

The West Normandy Chamber of Commerce and Industry is relaunching its gift voucher scheme to promote local retailers.

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Côte d'Ivoire/ Young people in Sépikaha sensitized to drugs, illegal gold panning and road incivism

On Friday, April 12, 2024, Eugène Coffy, Chief Warrant Officer of the Niakara national gendarmerie brigade, went to meet young people in his district to raise awareness against drugs, illicit gold panning and road incivism.

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Togo/Grand Lomé: INAM organizes a campaign of free medical consultations

The Institut National d'Assurance Maladie (INAM) has launched a campaign of free medical consultations in Greater Lomé, running until May 27, 2024. The initiative, which aims to provide medical care to the population, began on April 8 in the communes of Golfe 5 and Agoè-Nyivé 6, says INAM.

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