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Benin/Pèrèrè. The Communal Council of Pèrèrè is holding its first ordinary session for the year 2023 this Tuesday, January 31.

It is the deliberation room of the City Hall that serves as a framework for this conclave of elected officials of which 15 are physically present and 4 have given proxies. Several items are on the agenda including among others:

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France/Organic plan 2023-2027: a renewed ambition in Hauts-de-France

The 2017-2021 organic plan has borne fruit: the Hauts-de-France has achieved a double-digit conversion of land cultivated in organic farming, a figure higher than the national average. Building on its achievements, the Region is relaunching an ambitious plan for the period 2023-2027, which will mark new advances in connection with the Rev3 dynamic.

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Burkina Faso/Water and Sanitation: The regional thematic group reports on the implementation of the five programs in the Centre-West

The Regional Directorate of Water and Sanitation of the Centre-West held its first ordinary session of the Regional Thematic Group Water and Sanitation (RWG-WS) 2023 of the Centre-West. Chaired by the Secretary General of the Centre-West region, this meeting held on January 30, 2023, aims to review the implementation of five programs in the region.

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Morocco/Casablanca: 260 magistrates, lawyers and police officers benefit from the program "Strengthening Morocco's capacity to fight human trafficking

Some 260 prosecutors, lawyers, members of national security, and representatives of civil society in Casablanca, Beni Mellal, and Tangier have benefited from the "Strengthening Morocco's Capacity to Combat Trafficking in Persons" program.

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France/Castelnau-le-Lez: come and participate in the first citizen forum!

Do you want to be informed about Castelnauvian public decisions and even give your opinion? Meet us at the Palais des Sports this Saturday, February 4, starting at 9:30 am.

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France/Champagne. The city medal to a volunteer

During the ceremony of the new year in Champagné, Patrick Desmazières, the mayor, saluted the work of the associations of the commune. In particular, he gave the city medal to Jean Pineau, who has been the head of Générations mouvement for eleven years.

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Côte d'Ivoire/Environment: Official launch of the project "Abidjan, green city of Africa, city without pollution

The effective start of the pilot project "Abidjan, green city of Africa, city without pollution" took place on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the traffic circle of Siporex in the town of Yopougon, west of Abidjan.

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Belgium/School dropout: a mobile school to give back the taste for learning

Breaking the codes of traditional education and giving young people a taste for learning is the challenge of the Lycée Voyageur launched in September 2022 in Wallonia.

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Morocco/Hungary: signing of a memorandum of understanding to support student mobility

The Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Abdellatif Miraoui and the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjarto, signed on Monday in Budapest, a memorandum of understanding mainly on measures to support student mobility.

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France/Ploufragan. De Ouip En Ouap always transmits the oral heritage

On Sunday, the association De Ouip En Ouap held its general assembly at Telenn (federation of Breton cultural associations of the Pays de Saint-Brieuc), in Saint-Brieuc. About fifteen people were present.

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Vietnam/They want to give a good education to the children of Lai Châu

Despite many difficulties imposed on them on a daily basis, two teachers Ngô Thi Hà and Dinh Thi Thai decided to work in Pa U, the most deprived commune of Muong Tè district, northern province of Lai Châu, with a sacred mission: to bring better education to local children.

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Cameroon: AFD provides 36.4 billion euros to boost agricultural production in the North

The signing of the relevant acts took place on January 30, 2023 in Garoua. The main beneficiary of these is Sodecoton with an envelope of 26.4 billion, it will use this money to boost its activities.

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France/Near Nantes, a workshop to act on its energy bill

In partnership with the Alisée association, the municipality of Saint-Aignan-de-Grand-Lieu (Loire-Atlantique) is organizing a workshop for residents who want to understand their energy bills.

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France/Investment support: the European program InvestEU launched in France

Mobilizing more than 370 billion euros of investment in the European Union by 2027. This is the objective of the InvestEU program, whose French version was presented on January 27 at a launch event at the Ministry of the Economy.

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Chad: The African Beauty Association launches a project for the empowerment of women

N'Djamena - The African Beauty Association has officially launched its project to set up a craft production unit for the empowerment of women. This non-profit structure was created following a report of lack of presence of craft structures instituted for the empowerment of women.

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Canada/Solutions to avoid throwing away coffee cups

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim wants to eliminate the 25-cent fee per single-use cup. According to the City, approximately 82 million single-use cups were thrown in the trash in Vancouver in 2018.

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Senegal/Local taxes - Dematerialization of collection procedures: constraints to be removed for Ytax

The experimentation of the dematerialization of local tax collection procedures called "Yelen Taxe" (Ytax) in the four test communes of Koumpentoum (Tamba), Kédougou, Bagadadji (Kolda) and Tanaff (Sédhiou), has produced results that are considered satisfactory. However, many constraints were noted in its implementation.

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France/ Local authorities: two billion euros of green funds for the ecological transition

The fund to accelerate the ecological transition in the territories (green fund) has been deployed since the beginning of January 2023. This fund is intended for local authorities. This fund aims to subsidize local investments that promote adaptation to climate change.

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Morocco/Rabat: Focus on the link between religions and personal data protection

A panel of Moroccan and foreign experts and researchers shed light on the link between religions and the protection of personal data during a panel organized on Saturday at the headquarters of the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, in Rabat.

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Belgium/ A citizen wind turbine project in Oupeye

Five 150-meter high wind turbines on the border between the communes of Oupeye and Juprelle, that's what Engie wants to build. There would be two on Juprelle and three on Oupeye, all at least 600 meters from the houses. The procedure of unique permit has just been launched. The five wind turbines could produce the equivalent of the consumption of 15.000 households.

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Algeria/National solidarity: The care of homeless people aims at their family and social reintegration

The Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women's Affairs, Kaouthar Krikou, said Monday in Algiers that the program of the sector in the field of care for the homeless aimed to reintegrate this category in its family and social environment.

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France/Poilley. The municipality obtains the Atelier des territoires aid

Numerous projects are underway for the year 2023, including the development of the town and the creation of a road linking Poilley to Ducey.

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France/Plescop. The project of twinning with Schonach becomes a reality

As part of the 60th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty, the twinning committee organized a video exchange with the inhabitants of Schonach (Germany) at the town hall on Thursday. As a reminder, the committee is planning a twinning with the German city.

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Senegal/ONDDL extension phase launched in Ziguinchor

The Director General of the Agency for Local Development (ADL), Abdoulaye Ndao, presided Friday in Ziguinchor, the official launching ceremony of the extension phase of the National Observatory of Decentralization and Local Development (ONDDL).

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Canada/ A community cab project in the Basques

Community and health care stakeholders have decided to work together to implement a community cab service.

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Morocco/Rabat: Experts discuss new models of data governance

A host of Moroccan and foreign experts discussed Saturday in Rabat, the new models of data governance and the problem of sharing data protection. Gathered at a meeting organized by the National Commission for the Supervision of Personal Data Protection (CNDP), in partnership with the Rabita Mohammadia Ulemas, under the theme "personal data, civilization of sharing and respect for privacy", participants discussed a number of topics related, in particular, with the Open Data and Data altruism.

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France/Saint-Hilaire-Peyroux. The twinning committee is relaunched

Saint-Hilaire-Peyroux. The Twinning Committee relaunches its activities. The general assembly of the twinning committee Favars - Saint-Hilaire-Peyroux - Schopfloch was held recently in order to: recompose the board of directors after two years of inactivity; then to relaunch its activities.

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Switzerland/Table Suisse saved 17.5 million meals from the trash in 2022

The Swiss Table Foundation fights against waste and poverty by recovering good quality food and products that can no longer be sold.

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Burkina Faso/Higher Institute of Population Sciences: Health workers trained on gender issues

As part of the implementation of the project "Capacity building, production and dissemination of knowledge on the Burkinabe population", the Higher Institute of Population Sciences (ISSP) of Joseph-Ki-Zerbo University organized a gender training course from January 16 to 27, 2023 in Ouagadougou for health workers.

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France/Sèvremoine. The twinning committee will go to Portugal at the end of April

Friday evening, in the Prosper-Amiot room of Le Longeron, Michel Fortin, president of the twinning committee, led the general assembly. After an assessment of the past year, a return to the fundamentals is announced.

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Congo/Brazzaville: Healthy environment rewards the most sanitized neighborhoods

On January 27, the non-governmental organization (NGO) awarded prizes to three districts of Brazzaville for their tireless efforts in large-scale public sanitation actions during the "Bopeto bwa ekolo" campaign conducted over a month and a half.

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France/Haut-Rhin: the town of Bernwiller saves energy by heating with a plant

Miscanthus, an Asian plant that resembles a reed and is used as a fuel, is making the city's mayor, Patrick Baur, and local farmers happy.

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Switzerland/Mandatory solar panels on new buildings

A National Committee wants to boost photovoltaics in Switzerland, and not only for new buildings.

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France/The new common agricultural policy presented to the vegetable farmers of Paimpol

Since January 1, 2023, for farmers, the conditions for obtaining aid from the Pac (Common Agricultural Policy) have changed. The Chamber of Agriculture took stock of the situation with about twenty producers from the Paimpol region (Côtes-d'Armor) on Thursday, January 26, 2023, in Pleumeur-Gautier.

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