IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies will host the International Conference "promoting stability and development in africa: fostering cooperation between public and private sectors" on December 1-2 in Turin. The event will be an occasion for discussing guidelines for development and cooperation between Italy and Africa and it will include a focus on the case of Ethiopia, the target country of the ongoing Project WATSAM. The Conference is organized with the patronage of the Municipality of Turin and the partnership of Compagnia di San Paolo, two Associated Members of Hydroaid, and in collaboration with CSA - Center for African Studies. The speakers' list include, among others, an intervention by Dr. Roberto Ronco, Member of the Board of Administration and former President of Hydroaid.
In the framework of the European Project WATSAM, Hydroaid organized the Seminar "Walking with Ethiopia: Four seeds for development" as an occasion for encouraging the open dialogue among local, national and international organizations and institutions on the proposals for achieving sustainable development in the field of water supply and sanitation by promoting training on the most basic element: water,food and energy. The Seminar was also aimed at presenting the results achieved so far by the Project, which reached 2/3 of its implementation period, and the perspectives for future cooperation and partnership development between Italy and Ethiopia.The event was hosted by the Politecnico di Torino and organized in collaboration with the Center for African Studies. The institutional session was introduced by Mr. M.Gilli, Rector of the Politecnico, and representatives from the Municipality of Arba Minch, thePiedmont Region and the Province of Turin. Among the speakers who shared key messages were delegates from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, as well as from the EU Delegation to Ethiopia,Compagnia di San Paolo and the Center for African Studies. One of the most important accomplishments of the WATSAM Seminar was the signature of an agreement of understanding between the Politecnico di Torino and the Arba Minch University aimed at launching a program of bilateral exchanges and research activities. The event proceeded with three focus groups on water supply and sanitation topics with the participation of Italian and Ethiopian experts and the WATSAM Partners.
The Chamber of Commerce of Turin invited companies and stakeholders to the Seminar “Ethiopia: business opportunities in water sector”, event organized in collaboration with Hydroaid and Centro Estero per l’Internazionalizzazione and aimed at favoring dialogue of local, national and international organizations and institutions with companies for the purpose of pursuing sustainable development goals in the field of water resource management. Among the speakers of the event were three delegates participating in the activities of WATSAM Project in Turin: Mr. Nuredin M. Beyan, Ethiopian Ministyr of Water Irrigation and Energy, Mr. Seleshi G. Tesgaye, AWSSE, and Mr. Shimelis T. Tema, Mayor ofArba Minch
The Chamber of Commerce of Turin is pleased to invite companies and stakeholders to the Seminar “Ethiopia: business opportunities in water sector”. The event is organized in collaboration with Hydroaid and Centro Estero per l’Internazionalizzazione and aims at favoring dialogue of local, national and international organizations and institutions with companies for the purpose of pursuing sustainable development goals in the field of water resource management.
The participation to the event if free upon registration.
The deadline for registrations is November 11, 2014.
Availaility: 30 people