Answer from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs: From a legal point of view, although local authorities cannot conclude international treaties or agreements, they can nevertheless be actors in international relations through territorial diplomacy.
Travel, digital use, teleworking, heating of public buildings... Rather than closing certain public services and penalizing users, the think tank Le Sens du Service Public recommends transforming daily life and adopting a sobriety plan in seven measures.
For several years, all political parties have included decentralization, in one form or another, in their list of electoral promises.
Announced for last March 31 and then postponed, by joint decision of the Ministers of External Relations and Decentralization and Local Development, the launch in Cameroon of the series of the said diplomatic meetings of the territories, a new program of promotion of good practices in local development through decentralized cooperation at the initiative of your international online media www.jumelages-partenariats.com again envisaged on June 30 and July 1 in the department of Moungo
With funding from the European Union in Benin, Le Municipal Foundation initiated and implemented the Communes+ Project, which provides specific answers to the challenges of citizen participation in Benin in general and in three communes in particular. Launched at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Decentralization and Local Governance in Cotonou, on July 26, 2019, by Minister Alassane SEIDOU in person, DigInfos looks back at this innovative digital solution, easily accessible and capable of solving in a revolutionary way, in a single investment the four (4) problems that undermine local governance. Communes+ has just been shortlisted for the 2022 "Good Practice in Citizen Participation" Award of the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (IOPD).
Local strategies and policies session at the Africities Summit 9
Faced with the need to organize the massive, strategic and sustainable deployment of the African city, it appears necessary to densify communal capacities in the field of urban planning, so that the mark of the local permeates urban development.
It was once considered an experiment, or at least an emerging mode of governance. Today, it has reached cruising speed. In four decades, decentralization has imposed itself on the French local political landscape. A reminder of the origins of the reform for the younger generations who may not have known about its beginnings, an assessment and ... prospects for the future: The Courrier du Parlement tells you everything about the new mode of governance that has marked the last quarter century.
The creation of true political regions has often been proposed over the past fifty years. By François Hulbert, geographer, university professor (*)
What are the challenges, advantages and opportunities of digital technology in local development? How can Beninese communes make themselves attractive and mobilize their own resources? What is the strategy to achieve this? Who are the actors involved? To answer all these concerns, DigInfos spoke with Mr. Omer THOMAS. He is a lecturer at the CAMES University in Geography and Planning. In parallel to his courses at the University of Abomey Calavi from 1981 to 2018, he participated in the implementation of several projects on decentralization and local development in Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo between 1983 and 2016. Upon his retirement in 2018, he created the Institute of Cartography and Territorial Engineering to spatialize local issues, promote local economy and capitalize on local good practices.
On Wednesday, March 16, the Mayotte Departmental Council hosted the international roundtable "Emergence of new centralities and resilience of the Mauritanian space". The objective of the event? To bring together the island's actors in order to think together about the future of the 101st department.
The government of Benin, in the era of the rupture, does not intend to spit on the benefits and opportunities related to digital. By dedicating an entire ministry to the digital economy and digitization, Patrice Talon has decided to make the digital sector a flagship.
Many Canadian communities have taken steps to become more resilient in the face of the growing threat of extreme weather events.
Japan, with its aging population, wants to revitalize and make depopulated areas attractive again. With its Digital Garden City program and its know-how in digital and technology, Japan proposes particularly interesting solutions to revitalize its small towns.
By 2050, about 60 percent of Africa's population will live in cities. Governing the rapid growth of Africa's capital and intermediate cities is a priority for the international community.
Growing instability in the drylands of the African continent, fueled by deep poverty, threatens the livelihoods of millions of people. It is driving increasing migration within the Sahel and partly to Europe, and threatening the survival of some countries.
In Côte d'Ivoire, the northeastern region bordering Burkina Faso has been battling jihadists for almost two years. The army is heavily deployed in the area, but the government also intends to focus on local development to cut the ground from under the jihadists' feet. Prime Minister Patrick Achi is expected in the area, and in particular in Kafolo this Saturday morning, to announce a funding plan for the region's youth. An economically depressed region.
The High Council of Public Order of Reunion, which brings together 450 local actors, wants to help VSEs and SMEs to better master the digital and strengthen the training of buyers, to maximize the leverage of public ordering in the context of the recovery.
The SSE has demonstrated its capacity for experimentation and innovation in sectors neglected by the private and public sectors. Local authorities now rely on SSE to create jobs in several sectors: short circuits, circular economy, food.