In the framework of the ‘Objectives 2015’ Conferences cycle, two meetings took place on the 5th and 6th December 2014, in the French National Assembly, in Palais Bourbon, in Paris.
«Cercle Humaniste d’Engagement et de Réflexion Pour l’Avenir de l’Afrique » (CHERPAA) has organized, with the support of UCLG Africa, the Bridge Tank and the « Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie », a colloquium on the theme of « Decentralized Cooperation, voice of the Civil Society and Economic Diplomacy ».
These two conferences are the last of the “Objectives 2015 Cycle” that CHERPAA had launched in December 2013 in the fringes of the Africa-France Summit. This Summit constituted the first stage towards the elaboration of a white paper as a contribution to the efforts around the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. This colloquium allowed bringing together diverse African and European actors around the stakes in Africa of today.
In this perspective both conferences which took place on December 5th and 6th, 2014, gathered representatives of international institutions as the European Parliament, ILO (International Labor Organization), OECD, UCLG Africa, AUF, as well as Secretaries and ambassadors of African governments. Indeed, the Secretary General of UCLG Africa, Mr. Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, was among the prestigious guests called upon to this colloquium inside the French National Assembly.
FYI, the CHERPAA association is a young Think Thank established in Europe, which aims at committing a new generation of the African Diaspora.