Africa

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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Presentation of practices from 11 African countries to combat climate change

With the help of eLankidetza-Basque Agency for Development Cooperation, the African Institute for Ec...
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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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[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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