Africa

[NEW DEADLINE] 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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No Comprehensive Strategy with Africa without local and regional governments

“Decentralised cooperation between Africa and Europe – city-to-city and region-to-region exchang...
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Promising meeting with Commissioner Urpilainen’s cabinet

Mid-January, our team met Commissioner Urpilainen’s cabinet member Renaud Savignat. The discussion...
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CoM SSA is looking for a film producer

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is inviting consultant videographers with ...
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Study: Local and Regional Government and the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

The Cotonou Partnership Agreement will expire in a year (29 February 2020). In a study written by M...
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Moroccan municipalities strengthen links with their African and European peers

At the Africities Summit in Marrakech (Morocco), the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Municipal...
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Signature of the Africa-Europe Marrakesh Pact for local equality

A draft “Africa-Europe Pact for local equality” was signed at the 8th Africities Summit in Marra...
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McAvan: «We often underestimate the importance of local government in economic development»

“Local government is close to people. It can make real change at low cost and quickly,” said DEV...
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Andalusia is promoting development projects in Central America and Africa

The Andalusian Regional Government and the Andalusian Fund of Andalusian Local Governments for Inter...
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Abidjan hosts the 1st Africa-Europe Forum of Local and Regional Governments

The Forum will discuss key issues such as economic development and employment, investment in youth, ...
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¿Cómo pueden las ciudades africanas mitigar el impacto climático? La respuesta está en Nairobi

Se espera que África sea uno de los continentes más afectados por el cambio climático. Teniendo e...
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How does your city address energy and climate? A survey for Sub-saharan cities

By 2050, the urban population in Africa is expected to grow from 400 million to 1.26 billion –...
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