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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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Chad and Senegal reach key milestones in Beams of Hope and cancer control planning

Chad and Senegal are two of eight pioneer countries participating in the IAEA's Rays of Hope initiative, which aims to increase access to radiation therapy for cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries. Nine months after the initiative was launched, Chad is preparing to establish its first cancer therapy center in N'Djamena and plans to launch its National Cancer Control Plan (NCCP) in early 2023, while Senegal recently completed its NCCP, which details an ambitious national goal to increase cancer care outside of Dakar, particularly by increasing access to care in Diamniadio.

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France/Thouaré-sur-Loire. Colors and flavors with the twinning committee

The twinning committee of Thouaré proposed, on Saturday, a workshop of Advent wreath making in the spirit of German Christmas.

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Congo/Violence against women: Congo continues the fight

In order to raise public awareness of the concrete advances in the protection of women against all types of violence in Congo, several actors specializing in the issue held a conference-debate on November 25 at the French Institute of Congo.

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Belgium/Cooperation at the heart of the new urban cleanliness strategy in Brussels

Brussels Minister of Public Hygiene Alain Maron presented on Tuesday the new urban cleanliness strategy, clean.brussels, which aims to make the Region cleaner by setting up a sustainable cooperation between the different levels of power, private actors and the citizen.

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Niger: National Press Freedom Day under the theme, accountability in governance, role and responsibility of the media

Niger celebrated, this Wednesday November 30, 2022 at the Maison de la Presse, the 9th edition of the national day of press freedom, under the theme: accountability in governance, role and responsibility of the media.

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France/Trélazé. They want to "reinvent" the Trélazé-Ketsch twinning

On Saturday, Timo Wangler, mayor of the German twin city of Ketsch, was present in Trélazé. He met for the second time with his French counterpart, Lamine Naham, after a first meeting, which took place in July, on the other side of the Rhine. The two elected officials exchanged on the new directions to give to this twinning, born in 2010.

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France/Local democracy. Amiens hosts the National Meetings on Participatory Budgets

Seven years after the launch of the first participatory budget in Grenoble, 400 local authorities have used this local democracy tool by 2022. In order to better support this growth, the pioneer cities decided to create the association of the National Network of Participatory Budgets during the National Meeting held in Amiens at the beginning of November.

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Tunisia/Inclusive municipal leadership: Creation of projects in different municipalities across the country (CILG)

Within the framework of the Program for Inclusive Municipal Leadership (PLMI), projects have been carried out in different municipalities across the country, said Tuesday, Neila Akrimi, Director General of the International Development Center for Innovative Local Governance (CILG).

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Canada/Investments of $68.3 million in Saguenay for 2023

The City of Saguenay unanimously adopted its three-year plan for 2023-2025 at a special meeting on Tuesday.

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Senegal/Economic development of Casamance: A 26 billion project to "build inclusive local governance systems

The Minister of Local Government, Mamadou Talla, chaired this morning the work of the steering committee launching the Economic Development Project of Casamance. Estimated at 26 billion CFA francs, this project follows on from the first project for the development of economic poles in Casamance.

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France/Morbihan Gendarmerie Group and Soroptimist International join forces to improve reception of victims

The result of a partnership initiated a year ago between the Morbihan Gendarmerie Group and the Soroptimist International association of Vannes, a hearing room for women and minors who are victims of violence, within the premises of the Family Protection Unit in Pontivy, was inaugurated this Friday, November 25, the national day against violence against women. Other facilities will be opened in the coming weeks in Muzillac and Auray.

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Morocco/INDH: delivery of school buses for the benefit of some communes in the province of Tiznit

The keys of 03 buses of school transport have been handed over, recently, to the benefit of some communes of the province of Tiznit.

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Switzerland/Agreement reached on a national agreement in the construction industry

An agreement has been reached for the renewal of the National Agreement for the main construction sector. It must now be submitted to the decision-making bodies of both parties.

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Cameroon/Douala: 3.5 billion to improve drinking water supply

This is the purpose of a partnership agreement without counterpart signed on November 15, 2022 in Yaoundé by the General Manager of the Cameroon water utilities corporation (Camwater), the concessionaire of the production of drinking water in Cameroon and the Danish company Delphi/Gruffen.

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France/Agglo Chauny-Tergnier-La Fère: zero waste food challenge in secondary schools

The students of the Marie-de-Luxembourg secondary school in La Fère, winners of the first edition of the zero food waste challenge organized by the Chauny-Tergnier-La Fère Agglo and the Aisne Department, have put their trophy back into play.

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France-Germany/Pléneuf-Val-André. The twinning committee has arrived in Florstadt

Since the creation of the twinning with the German town of Florstadt, a delegation from Pleneuve goes every year to the Christmas market of its twin town, to hold a stand. After two years of interruption due to the health crisis, the tradition is renewed this year.

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Cameroon-Morocco/The 10 presidents of the regional councils of Cameroon in prospection in Morocco

Within the framework of the Cameroon Decentralization and Local Development Support Facility project, these decentralization actors are conducting a 5-day economic mission to the Port of Tangier-Med, among others.

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