Africa

The African Charter for Local Gender Equality unveiled

A brand-new tool was introduced to achieve gender equality in Africa’s towns and regions at Africi...
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Africities Summit | Youngest Mayor of Portugal: “Young people should be seen as change leaders”

It is essential to better involve young people in politics and decision-making, according to João F...
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No people-centred partnership with Africa without local governments

Local and regional leaders from Africa and Europe discussed on Tuesday (15 February) the future of t...
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Local governments are organising their forum during the Africa-Europe Week

[updated on 16/02/2022 with names of speakers and link to final Declaration] PLATFORMA, together wit...
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Discover how Cités Unies France and UCLG used the Module 4 on the ground in Ghana & Mali

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Cités Unies France (CUF) has identified the most impacted local co...
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Cités Unies France participates at the World Water Forum

On the occasion of the World Water Forum (21-26 March in Dakar, Senegal), Cités Unies France and th...
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The Belgian city of Kortrijk wants to exchange on environment & climate with an African partner municipality

The city of Kortrijk in Belgium is looking for a partner to start up its new international cooperati...
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One more step towards the Charter for Gender Equality in Africa

On 14 and 15 July 2021, a broad consultation workshop was held online in the framework of the drafti...
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Presentan prácticas de 11 países africanos para hacer frente al cambio climático

Con el apoyo de eLankidetza-Agencia Vasca de Cooperación para el Desarrollo, el Instituto Africano ...
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Building bridges between African and European young local leaders to tackle common challenges

“Three quarters of the African population is below 35 years old, yet they are often excluded from ...
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Africa-Europe partnership: Connecting young local leaders!

Europe and Africa face more and more common challenges, there is a growing need for greater cooperat...
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[EXPIRED] Call for a consultant to develop the text for the “Local Authorities Charter for Gender Equality in Africa”

Are you interested in a mission to provide guidance and support to gender equality work by local gov...
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Radio-shows promote accountable service delivery in Ethiopia during the pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the World Bank’s largest social accountability progra...
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Local and regional governments stay mobilised ahead of the European Union-African Union Summit

Despite the postponement of the European Union-African Union Summit to 2021, PLATFORMA and CEMR, tog...
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African and European leaders take steps towards an African Charter for local gender equality

Nearly 60 local leaders from Africa and Europe gathered online on Tuesday (28 July) to discuss the c...
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Discover VNG International toolkit to promote local economic development

There are many ways to promote local economic development (LED). Not necessarily better or worse way...
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VNG International is taking action on COVID-19 in partner countries

The COVID-19 crisis is having a deep effect on local governance around the world. In the countries w...
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Cités Unies France launches a special solidarity fund for African countries facing the COVID-19 crisis

As elsewhere in the world, African local governments are on the front line to face the COVID-19 cri...
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Opinion article | Coronavirus: «We, local elected representatives of France, are particularly worried about the African continent»

This op-ed by local and regional elected officials members of Cités Unies France, was originally ...
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Project 7/12: Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy) – Pemba Municipality (Mozambique)

For the second time, PLATFORMA has decided to reward the best city-to-city and region-to-region inte...
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