From 17 to 20 October, members of the Repaoc Network participated in the 4th World Forum for Local Economic Development in Praia (Cape Verde). In its vision to fight poverty and promote human rights, REPAOC through its members has exchanged with the different actors for a better collaboration in development. During the event the members exchanged with the Former President of Cape Verde Mr. Pedro PIRES, the Commissioner of ECOWAS Mr. Mamadou Traore and the Minister of the Interior of Burkina-Faso Mr. Simeon SAWADOGO. Under the theme “Local Economic Development as a Global Framework for Locating Sustainable Development Goals: Responding to Growing Inequalities”, this forum is an open working process, started in 2011, that promotes international dialogue and shared knowledge. experiences on local economic development (LED). It offers the opportunity to transform a global alliance of actors engaged in concrete partnerships at national and local level. The meeting is co-organized by the Government of Cape Verde, the United Cities and Local Governments Network (UCLG), the UNDP, the ILO, the Andalusian Fund for Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI) ‘Support to SMEs (SEBRAE) as well as the municipality and the metropolitan city of Turin.
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