The National Association of Municipalities of Cabo Verde (ANMCV) has signed two cooperation agreements with partner associations from Brazil, the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM), and Andalusia, the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), in the framework of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development.
Among several objectives, the agreements aim at institutional strengthening among municipalities, promotion of capacity building actions, sharing of experiences and implementation of projects in several areas.
“These agreements are important for Cabo Verdean municipalities because they help to foster local development, share best practices and support the design of projects,” said the ANMCV President, Mr. Manuel de Pina.
“Brazil has more than five thousand municipalities, this agreement promotes exchanges between these Brazilian municipalities and the Cabo Verdeans. Cabo Verde has a lot to gain. Brazil has a lot to gain” said Glademir Aroldi, the Vice-president of CNM.
Many participants from various countries joined the ceremony, attended also by the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and SIDS, Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Cabo Verde, Ms. Ulrika Richardson and the President of the National Organizing Committee of the Forum, Ms. Francisca dos Santos.
“One of the objectives of the 2030 agenda is partnerships. Therefore, this agreement signature meets the objectives of the agenda. This partnership will help associations of municipalities improve the living conditions of the population” said Ms. Santos.
For the next few days, the municipal associations intend to meet and discuss the details of the agreements for their future implementation.
In should be also noted that on the same day, the National Association of Municipalities of Cabo Verde signed another agreement of cooperation with Felcos Umbria, the Fund of Local Authorities for Decentralized Cooperation and Sustainable Human Development (Italy), and the National Association of Italian Municipalities – Umbria Delegation (ANCI – Umbria).
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