A new framework cooperation agreement has been recently concluded by Hydroaid with the University “Cheikh Anta Diop” in Dakar, Senegal. This agreement aims at fostering general collaboration in training, research and dissemination initiatives in the field of water-related issues.
In particular, within this general framework, a specific covenant with the Institut de la Gouvernance Territoriale (IGT) has also been concluded as the result of a mission recently conducted in Senegal by Hydroaid during which the development of common synergies and expertise were envisaged. The agreement with the IGT has the main objective of enhancing capacity in the field of territorial governance and water resources through the organization of joint training activities.
In the second half of 2017, a first distance training program aimed at strengthening local capacity to manage water governance models, which combines the need to ensure effective services, coherent systems of relationships respectful of individuals, environment and peculiarities of the territories, with technical and economical sustainable management models.
The program will address African countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Rwanda and of course Senegal.
Hydroaid was among the invited organizations to take part to thehigh level conference on the European Union development cooperation which took place in Rome, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Thursday 27 April.
The initiative, organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the framework of the celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, aimed at outlining the historical perspectives of the development cooperation in the European Union and giving visibility to what the Union achieved since the signing of the Rome Treaties.
The conference was opened by Angelino Alfano, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and by Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.
The debates marked out the current reform momentum of the EU in this field by tackling some crucial issues such as the updating of the European Consensus on Development, the “post-Cotonou” framework for EU’s relations with the ACP countries and the implementation of Agenda 2030.
Among the high-level speakers who contributes to the success of this initiative there were: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ivory Coast Marcel Amon Tanoh; the Minister for Development and Francophonie of France Jean-Marie Le Guen; the Director General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission Stefano Manservisi and the former EU Commissioner Emma Bonino. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Mario Giro made the closing remarks of the conference.