CONNECT is looking for municipal experts in waste management and water supply
The municipality of Ziniaré (Burkina Faso) and the Moroto District (Uganda) need short-term assistance, for water supply and waste management issues respectively. Interested European local and regional governments can apply as soon as possible.
The CONNECT team presents two new opportunities to exchange expertise among colleagues. Based on their concrete requests for assistance, CONNECT has selected the municipality of Ziniaré (Burkina Faso) and the Moroto District (Uganda) to receive a one-time, short-term interventions from a European local or regional authority in Spring 2018.
How can you help?
This package includes an invitation for European local and regional governments, plus the specific requests for assistance from the local/regional governments in Uganda (LED/agriculture and water supply) and in Burkina Faso (waste management). The exchange in Uganda will be in English, and the exchange in Burkina Faso in French.
CONNECT acts as a catalyst for change by bringing demand together with supply. The colleague-to-colleague approach generates immediate trust and understanding – and great results. For a short introduction to the CONNECT mechanism, please watch this video and check www.connectfordevelopment.eu
“You get a different perspective on how to address and tackle issues in service delivery for local governments” – Sigrún Arnadóttir, Mayor of Sandgerdi, Iceland
CONNECT’s added value
The PLATFORMA network has years of experience with exchanges among municipal colleagues, and with great success. CONNECT complements existing forms of decentralised cooperation. The short-term exchanges are a good entry point into decentralised cooperation – and a first step towards new partnerships. They are also great learning experiences for the European participants, as demonstrated by last years’ exchanges in Colombia, Cambodia and Ghana.
Keep in mind
An application by a municipality does not guarantee a CONNECT exchange. Municipalities must respond with a feasible approach, aligned with the needs and context of the municipalities in Uganda and Burkina Faso. CONNECT’s selection committee will then try to create a good match with the requesting municipalities.
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