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SENEGAL-FRANCE-COOPERATION / Louga: a partnership agreement signed to improve access to water for the people of Gandé

The departmental council of Louga and the French urban community of Limoge Métropole have signed a partnership agreement paving the way for improved access to water for the people of Gandé, a commune in this department in northern Senegal.

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France/ Manche. "Consommons local": an operation to offer gift vouchers to employees

The West Normandy Chamber of Commerce and Industry is relaunching its gift voucher scheme to promote local retailers.

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Côte d'Ivoire/ Young people in Sépikaha sensitized to drugs, illegal gold panning and road incivism

On Friday, April 12, 2024, Eugène Coffy, Chief Warrant Officer of the Niakara national gendarmerie brigade, went to meet young people in his district to raise awareness against drugs, illicit gold panning and road incivism.

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Togo/Grand Lomé: INAM organizes a campaign of free medical consultations

The Institut National d'Assurance Maladie (INAM) has launched a campaign of free medical consultations in Greater Lomé, running until May 27, 2024. The initiative, which aims to provide medical care to the population, began on April 8 in the communes of Golfe 5 and Agoè-Nyivé 6, says INAM.

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France/ Pheasant plan in 13 Breton communes bears fruit

It all began in 2015-2016, when 2,500 common pheasants were released in the Groupement d'intérêt cynégétique (GIG) de Montmuran (Ille-et-Vilaine), covering 13 communes and 13,500 ha. In February 2023, technician Nicolas Haigron will fit 29 hens and twelve roosters with beacons to help locate the birds.

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Morocco/Launch in Fez of "Kiliati", the first platform dedicated to kidney failure patients in Morocco

Fez - "Kiliati" (my kidney), the first digital platform entirely dedicated to chronic renal failure patients in Morocco, was launched on Tuesday in Fez.

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France-Canada/Paris-Toronto partnership launches first call for joint research projects

Université Paris Cité and the University of Toronto have joined forces to launch a first joint call for projects to support collaborative research initiatives.

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Vietnam/Eight coastal towns receive support to modernize forestry sector

More than 4,000 ha of coastal forests continue to be maintained and restored to ensure that the plants grow well and are resilient, which is one of the important objectives of the World Bank (WB) funded project entitled "Forest Sector Modernization and Coastal Resilience Enhancement" (FMCR).

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Canada/ The Table immigration de la MRC de D'Autray launches a call for intercultural projects

The Immigration Table of the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of D'Autray has announced the launch of a call for projects to support initiatives that contribute to increasing the territory's inclusiveness, as part of the implementation of its immigration action plan.

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Burkina Faso/Sanitation in Ouagadougou's Silmiyiri district: Residents clean up the arteries leading to the cemetery

On the occasion of the National Days of Patriotic Commitment and Citizen Participation, the Silmiyiri Residents' Association, in collaboration with the neighborhood's youth, organized a clean-up evening. The areas cleaned were the stretches leading to the Kamboinsin cemetery. For these actors, the objective of this activity is to make their environment clean.

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France/How this Vienne town came to be twinned with 27 European communes

With 27 foreign twinned towns, Cissé, in the Vienne department, holds the French record for the town with the most twinnings. Mayor Annette Savin explains the origins and advantages of this unusual feature.

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DRC: cultural operators from 7 towns team up with banks for win-win projects

Artists from Kalemie, Uvira, Bukavu, Bunia, Kisangani, Isiro and Goma met in the volcanic city on Thursday April 4 as part of the Pasart project, implemented by the Foyer Culturel de Goma and the Érudits Compagnie, to validate the first three projects that will benefit from bank loans. Of the 40 projects submitted, 10 were selected to receive funds to enable them to run bankable projects.

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Belgium/Brussels Region creates a legal inventory of its real estate assets

More than 40,000 properties - including over 4,000 from the 1939-1999 inventory of architectural heritage - and 3,000 trees are now listed in the Brussels-Capital Region's inventory of immovable heritage, announced Ans Persoons, Secretary of State for Heritage, on Monday, following the adoption of various decrees by the regional government.

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France/ Vitré: USA, Poland, England, Quebec... 6 trips organized in 2024

Vitré (Ille-et-Vilaine) is twinned with eight cities around the world. We are looking for families to host certain groups.

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Morocco/Addictology: In Tetouan, INDH strengthens prevention for vulnerable populations

Tétouan - The National Initiative for Human Development (INDH) is stepping up its prevention and support initiatives for vulnerable populations affected by drug and addiction problems. These actions include support for civil society, such as the national harm reduction association (RdR - Tétouan), which manages the social pole of the Tétouan Addictology Center.

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Canada/Call for projects to support cultural cafés

The MRC de L'Islet is launching a 3rd phase of its call for projects for the Fonds de soutien aux cafés culturels. This support is part of its Signature innovation approach, which focuses on artistic creation as a development niche for the entire territory. Municipal organization committees, businesses or organizations interested in registering their project in the cultural café network can apply for financial assistance between now and May 15, 2024.

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Kenya - Colombia: unveiling of the COP16 logo, a symbol of hope for biodiversity

At an event held on February 28, 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya, Colombia unveiled the official logo for COP16 on biodiversity at the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. The logo, inspired by the Inírida flower, embodies the spirit of the conference and underlines the country's commitment to biodiversity conservation.

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France/With Bulle à Brac, the student scene shines in Reims

The second edition of the Bulles à Brac student theater festival promises a vibrant celebration of creativity and emerging talent on the theater scene.

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Burkina Faso/Bobo-Dioulasso: Launch of additional activities for the PEA and ProSol projects

German Cooperation has received funding from the European Union to finance additional activities in the Soil Protection and Rehabilitation to Improve Food Security project and the Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Program. These two projects, respectively abbreviated to ProSol and PEA, aim to contribute to the country's development policies in a context marked by the security challenge. The ceremony marking the joint launch of these two projects took place this Friday, April 12, 2024 in Bobo-Dioulasso.

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Joint venture to invest in waste-to-energy in Africa

Astra Energy and Powertron Global announce the launch of a joint venture to invest in energy recovery in Africa. Astra already has a portfolio of projects, notably in the autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar in Tanzania and in Lesotho.

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Canada/Efforts to break the isolation of seniors in Tracadie

In Tracadie, a committee dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors is getting a new lease on life. Municipalité amies des aînés (MADA) aims to redouble its efforts to break isolation.

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Congo-Azerbaijan: a protocol of intent signed to promote biodiversity

On April 4 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Arlette Soudan-Nonault, Minister of the Environment, Sustainable Development and the Congo Basin, and Mukhtar Babayev, Azerbaijan's Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, signed a protocol of intent between the two governments in the fields of the environment and sustainable development.

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France/In Saint-Nazaire, a visit from the mayor of Avilés, a Spanish twinned town since 2003

Mariví Monteserín, the mayor of Avilés (Spain), spent three days visiting her twin town in Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique).

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Benin/Municipality of Parakou: The collective budget for fiscal year 2024 is adopted

The municipal councillors of the commune of Parakou are in municipal session for 3 days. The second ordinary session of 2024 was opened by Mayor Inoussa Chabi Zimé. Several items are on the agenda for this session, which adopted the collective budget for fiscal year 2024.

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Canada/Senneterre achieves Relay Village status

Senneterre becomes the 3rd Village-relais in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, after La Sarre and Témiscaming.

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Togo/WACA ResIP: new stage reached for the flood control sub-project in localities bordering Lac-Togo

In the coastal south of Togo, the flood control sub-project for localities bordering Lac-Togo, initiated by the WACA ResIP-Togo coastal resilience program, is taking shape. At the end of last week, stakeholders met in Aného to validate the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report and the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for this sub-project.

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Switzerland/International Cooperation Forum Viola Amherd opens peace forum in Basel

Swiss President Viola Amherd opened the 3rd International Cooperation Forum in Basel on Thursday, with peace as its central theme. To promote peace, we need to think beyond the actions of states and administrative services," she declared.

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France/Scaër. An agreement between the twinning committee and the town

On Wednesday afternoon, mayor Jean-Yves Le Goff welcomed Didier Le Duc, president of the twinning committee, to sign the agreement linking the commune and the committee. The aim of this agreement is to formalize the partnership that has been in place for several years now, for the management of past and recently established twinning arrangements," explains Jean-Yves Le Goff.

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Morocco/INDH in Oujda-Angad: Strong support for addiction victims

Oujda - The National Initiative for Human Development (INDH), with its various programs, plays a major role in supporting the health sector in the Oujda-Angad prefecture, particularly when it comes to helping people suffering from addiction.

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France/L'association franco-somalienne du Relecq-Kerhuon wants to help install containers

The general meeting of the association Solidarité franco-somalienne, chaired by Abdi Tahir, himself born in Somalia, was held on Saturday April 6, 2024 in Le Relecq-Kerhuon. The aim of this association is to help fishermen in this African country: the project for which the volunteers are mobilizing is to support the installation of two solar-powered refrigeration containers, in partnership with the association Electriciens sans frontière. This is the association's first project on Somali soil in its forty-year history.

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Guinea/Local development: 30 years on, regional development plans are back in force

From March 28 to 29, 2024, the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATD) hosted the first session of the year of the Steering Committee for the PAGL 1, PAGL 2 and PANAFIC projects. Chaired by the Secretary General of the MATD, the meeting aimed to validate the strategic and operational documents crucial to guiding the actions of the Agence Nationale de Financement des Collectivités Locales (ANAFIC) throughout the year.

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Canada/Hearst offers money to encourage housing creation

The Town of Hearst will soon be offering financial assistance to people who will create more housing in the community.

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Morocco-Mexico/Partnership agreement between the Open University of Dakhla and the Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico City - A partnership agreement was signed on Tuesday in Mexico City between the Open University of Dakhla (UOD) and the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico (UAM), with the aim of consolidating cooperation in the fields of scientific research and academic training.

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France/Gruissan: several associations join forces to raise awareness of autism

To mark World Autism Awareness Day, the Tous Solidaires Avançons (TSA) association organized its first "Tous en bleu" event, in partnership with several local associations.

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