Training of 28 Mayors, Local Elected Officials and Local Managers on Decentralized Cooperation and International Action of Local Governments

Within the framework of the Partnership between the African Local Government Academy (ALGA) of UCLG-Africa and the National Capacity Building Programme for Cities Management (PNFMV), signed at the Africities 8 Summit in Marrakech in November 2018, an International Training Session on Decentralized Cooperation and International Action of Local governments was organized from 1st to 5th July 2019 in the Room of acts of the Urban Community of Yaounde, in Cameroon. The official opening of the Session was marked by the welcome speech of the Honorable Emile ANDZE ANDZE, National President of the Communes and United Cities of Cameroon (CVUC), speech by Dr Najat ZARROUK, Director of ALGA of UCLG-Africa, as well as the speech of Mrs. Lydie ESSISSIMA, Representative of H.E. the Minister of Decentralization and Local Development (MINDDEVEL) and Mrs. Marguerite FOUDA OWOUNDI, Representative of H.E. the Minister of Housing and Urban Development (MINHDU).
They each in turn stressed the importance and relevance of this theme and the need to support local governments to make decentralized cooperation a real lever for sustainable development. They also welcomed the partnership between UCLG Africa / ALGA and the PNFMV which allowed the realization of the Session.
This first Training Session aimed to strengthen Local governments staff on the issues, concepts, mechanisms and procedures of Decentralized Cooperation and the development of mutually beneficial international partnerships.
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