UCLG Africa and the Seoul Human Resources Development Center (SHRDC, South Korea) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), On 5 October 2019 in Rabat (Morocco). The signing ceremony was held at UCLG Africa headquarters.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary General of UCLG Africa and Mr. Yong Mok Shin, President of Seoul Human Resource Development Center (SHRDC) in Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG),
This MoU formalizes the basis upon which both parties will cooperate on Human Resources Development and International Training Programmes related to sustainable urban development and targeting the human resources in African Local and Regional Governments, with the goal of building capacity for urban development, improving effectiveness in urban governance and enhancing the benefits of the Training Programme of SHRDC and the Africa Local Government Academy (AGLA) of UCLG Africa.
Mr. Yong Mok Shin expressed his willing to rely from now on UCKG-Africa to build a strong partnership between the two Institutions, through training programs focusing on HR development and urban development. The SHRDC has indeed development a strong program based on the Metropole of Seoul’s policies and best practices.
Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi expect the MoU would materialize a fruitful collaboration between the two institutions through joint activities, the sharing of expertise and visits, because “only human contact can build solid partnerships”.
The SHRDC President was accompanied by Mr. LEE Jong Hyuk, Head of the International Training Team and Mr. KIM Nam Chul, Programme Manager.
The ceremony was also attended on behalf of UCLG Africa by:
Dr. Najat ZARROUK, Director of ALGA, Mr. Charles PATSIKA, Director of the Membership and Public Relations Department, Mr. Mohamed NBOU, Special Advisor to the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force, Mr. Brygo GAUTIER, Director of the Territorial Coaching Programme.