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France/Grenade. The partnership between the association and the community: it works for the Social and Solidarity Grocery!

Since the beginning of July, the project of the Epicerie Sociale (social grocery store) carried by the Municipality of Grenada and its CCAS, has become a reality. Indeed, the Epicerie Sociale has finally opened its doors and this beautiful realization has been possible thanks to the will of the Municipality of Grenada to develop the action of food aid for the inhabitants, and the know-how of the association "Inservices", which now has 3 social and solidarity grocery stores, including the one of Grenada.

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Benin/Table egg sector: The Government provides poultry farmers with 38,000 imported laying chicks

The Government of Benin, in its agricultural policy, has planned to support a certain number of agricultural sectors, including the consumer egg sector. On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, the officials of the Territorial Agency of Agricultural Development of the pole 7 received at the Cardinal Bernardin GANTIN International Airport, a first wave of 38.000 day-old laying chicks, imported under the second campaign of support in day-old laying chicks to the laying hen breeders installed in the Republic of Benin

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Canada/Charlevoix transportation network: the Corporation is satisfied

It was quite a challenge to implement the new transportation network in Charlevoix. We had to constantly work at communicating with clients and suppliers. After more than a month of service, the Corporation de mobilité collective de Charlevoix team is proud of the work accomplished.

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France/ Sustainable development: oil-fired boilers now banned, and soon gas boilers

Since July 1, 2022, no oil-fired boiler can be purchased or installed in a dwelling. From 2025, gas boilers will be affected: they will no longer be sold or replaced in housing subject to the RE 2020. In addition to this announcement, there are uncertainties related to the current geopolitical context, particularly the supply of gas, 40% of which comes from Russia. It is an understatement to say that it is becoming urgent to rethink the way we heat our homes by turning to reliable, less polluting and more economical energy sources!

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France/Villegly City Council: new Sustainable Development Plan approved

Last meeting of the City Council before the summer break during which the following files were examined:

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Vietnam/PetroVietnam plays a central role in local development

As a large state-owned enterprise, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam - PVN) has a mission to support economic development in disadvantaged regions and localities. The group has always prioritized projects in poor localities that can serve as an engine for local economic growth.

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Canada/Call for projects for the Bas-Saint-Laurent territorial partnership program

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in partnership with the various MRCs of the Bas-Saint-Laurent territory, the Collectif régional de développement du Bas-Saint-Laurent and Culture Bas-Saint-Laurent have launched the first call for projects under the Entente de partenariat territorial en lien avec la collectivité du Bas-Saint-Laurent 2022-2025.

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Morocco/Al Hoceima Province: agricultural development projects are making great strides

The Minister inaugurated a unit of recovery and drying of figs and dried fruit in the province of Al Hoceima. He also ensured the progress of construction sites of rural roads in the region, as well as the project of raising dairy goats and valorization of production.

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France/Participatory budget in Brest: soon fridges of solidarity for the difficult end of the month

Solidarity fridges will soon be installed in Brest, at the initiative of Mikael Le Borgne. A help that he thinks is precious for many inhabitants.

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Togo/Ambitious local development

Golfe 2, one of the communes of Lomé, will invest 4 billion CFA francs in community infrastructure over the next 5 years.

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Japan/Okayama: a city united for education for sustainable development

Okayama City, with a population of 720,000, is located in Okayama Prefecture, about 700 kilometers west of Tokyo.

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France/The Departmental Council in action!

Michel PELIEU, President of the Hautes-Pyrénées Department, met with the elected members of the Permanent Commission on July 29 to vote on a series of aids and measures within his competence.

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Côte d'Ivoire/ Traders invited to boost their sector to contribute to the development of the Nawa region

The president of the regional council of Nawa, Minister Alain Richard Donwahi, invites the traders of Nawa to boost their sector in order to contribute to the development of the region, during the meeting of presentation of the office of their association, Tuesday, August 2, 2022, in Soubré.

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France/Far from the cities, an autonomous shuttle tries its luck in rural areas

An autonomous vehicle improving mobility in the countryside: several municipalities in the Indre region are experimenting until the end of 2022 with an automatic shuttle service presented as a world first.

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Côte d'Ivoire/ Fight against poverty: A forum to ensure the emergence of a development dynamic at the local level

"Gradually lift the Ivorian population out of poverty and increase the competitiveness of the national economy ..., and give the opportunity to all citizens of cities and towns to participate in the influence of the regions. This is the meaning of the first edition of the Strategic Forum held this Thursday, August 4, 2022, in the premises of the Ivorian employers' association, in Abidjan-Plateau.

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Canada/150th of Saint-Magloire: a lot of action and a participation beyond expectations

After Saint-Léon recently, it was Saint-Magloire's turn to celebrate its 150th anniversary this past weekend. An impressive program was offered to the public during this intensive weekend which, according to the president of the organizing committee, Mélanye Gendreau, attracted large crowds.

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Uneca and Betacube launch the "tech african women" program

Uneca (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), in partnership with betacube, is launching the call for applications for the tech african women program. Over the past five years, the number of startups founded and led by women has increased significantly in Africa. To support them, women startups in the ideation phase from Ethiopia, Senegal, Tanzania and Tunisia are invited to apply for the Tech African women (TAW) program.

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Belgium/Chaudfontaine: the "trailers" operation helped the victims to evacuate their waste

In Chaudfontaine, the municipality organized on Thursday, a "trailer" day for the victims. More than a year after the floods, many inhabitants are still in their renovation works.

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French Polynesia/Moorea: a priority development zone and sustainable development project on several sites

On the proposal of the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, the Council of Ministers has validated today the draft decree creating the strategic orientation committee (COS) for the elaboration of the project of priority development area and sustainable development of the commune of Moorea-Maiao.

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Burkina: Plan International Burkina prepares projects for the year 2022

Plan International Burkina held this Thursday, August 4, 2022 at the Tanghin room of the Hotel Silmandé, a workshop to report on the level of achievement of the objectives of the country strategy and draw lessons to improve the implementation of the strategy during the fiscal year 2022.

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Vietnam/UNDP supports Vietnam in its green and sustainable development

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) declared on Thursday 28 July in Hanoi its readiness to support and accompany Vietnam in its recovery and its green, sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.

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France/Drinking water: the vigilance phase is lifted

The Water Management Authority and the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development have lifted the vigilance phase for the use of drinking water, but still recommend reasonable use of this resource.

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Asphalting in Benin. The government's response to requests from the communes

The Presidency of the Republic announced on Wednesday 3 August 2022 the cities selected for the second phase of the asphalt project. These are the cities of Cotonou, Abomey Calavi, Parakou, Porto Novo, Kandi and Djougou.

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Palestine/Türkiye: Qalqilya and Çorum sign a twinning agreement

The Palestinian municipality of Qalqilya and the municipality of Çorum in Turkey signed on Tuesday a twinning agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two cities.

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Burkina Faso/International Committee of the Red Cross: More than a dozen journalists sensitized on international humanitarian law

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized this Tuesday, August 2, 2022, an information and awareness day on international humanitarian law (IHL) for men and women of the media. This awareness-raising day is part of its activities to disseminate and promote international humanitarian law (IHL). The ICRC also officially launched the third edition of the humanitarian reporting competition.

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Strengthening Vietnam-Japan decentralized cooperation

On the afternoon of August 3, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh received the governor of the Japanese prefecture of Gunma, Yamamoto Ichita, who is visiting Vietnam.

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Mauritania/ Opening in Nouakchott of the 27th session of the Executive Committee of UCLG Africa with the participation of Morocco

The 27th session of the Executive Committee of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG) opened on Monday in Nouakchott, with the participation of Morocco.

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France/The "Fair Tourism" label awarded for the first time to a tourist office

The Guingamp - Baie de Paimpol tourist office in the Côtes-d'Armor region has chosen to develop tourism without compromising social and environmental criteria.

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China/Gansu: photovoltaic energy development in Jiayuguan, in the Gobi desert

The solar power plant of Jiaxi Photovoltaic Industrial Park in Jiayuguan City, northwest China's Gansu Province, is located on the vast Gobi Desert, turning "light" into electricity, lighting thousands of homes, July 31, 2022.

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Canada/Compost bins in Témiscouata are well received

Composting bins have been distributed throughout the Temiscouata region over the past few months to manage organic materials. Many citizens have already started using them and others are planning to make a habit of it.

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Benin/Improving the performance of the public water service in Tchaourou: GSAT-Ong initiates a public accountability session

A public accountability session in the water sector was organized in the commune of Tchaourou this Wednesday, August 3, 2022, more precisely in the district of Sanson. Initiated and promoted by the Food Security Group for All (GSAT-NGO), this public accountability session is part of the activities of the Project to support the improvement of the performance of the public water service in the communes of Parakou and Tchaourou, with the technical and financial support of GFA Consulting Group.

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Belgium/A summer to better prepare future teachers to take charge of their classrooms

For the past nine years, Teach for Belgium has been organizing a summer institute that brings together some 40 future teachers in Brussels and Antwerp. During 4 weeks, they will be supervised and coached to succeed in their future classroom. The training will be "in situ", since at the same time, it will allow 400 young secondary school students to be given remedial courses. In Brussels, the courses are given at the Mateo Ricci College, near the Midi train station.

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France/ Professional integration. K'Fête 95 now managed by the state

The eponymous association, which managed the application and integration restaurant for young people under judicial protection, having ceased its activity, the State took over.

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France/Bessan: greening the heart of the city

The commune of Bessan has set up a participative vegetation approach to bring greenery to its neighborhoods.

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