WORKSHOP ART - ISI@MED
In the context of the Africités Summit 2012
"The territorial approach for sustainable human development"
Event date: 6 December 2012 - 14H30 - Room B 06 Conference Center KFP Hotel
International cooperation is going through profound changes, with an evolving landscape at the international level, in the Mediterranean and in Africa countries. Local authorities and civil society have strengthened their role and are becoming key players in local development. This is very clear based on the increasing role of local and regional governments in development and the expansion of decentralized cooperation interventions. UNDP's ART Initiative (Articulation of Territorial Networks for Sustainable Development) aims at promoting and strengthening territorial partnerships for sustainable human development and to enable the territories and their populations to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
As such, the challenges for sustainable human development will be the focus of the discussions of the ART workshop "The territorial approach to sustainable human development" to be held in Dakar, Senegal on December 6th, 2012 as part of the Africitiés Summit and co-organized by the Delegation for the External Action of Local Authorities (DAECT) of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Marseille Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), and UNDP ART
The workshop will have three panels: the first panel will discuss "The added value of the territorial approach to face development challenges", and its role in the post-2015 architecture. This institutional opening panel of Senior representatives will bring the territorial approach and the importance of the dialogue between the territories of the North and the South at the heart of the post-2015 process. The second panel will discuss "articulation platforms for local governance and local economic development" and will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange the existing best practices regarding the articulation of actor s in sustainable local development and local governance. The third panel will share experiences on "the impact of the use of ICT in the dialogue between territories - the ART ISI@MED (Information Society for the Mediterranean) experience".
During the workshop you will also be able to listen, interact and debate with several senior officials and experts on different topics, with the participation of African Ministers, Senior Officials from the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, CMI, UNDP as well as representatives of Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal and decentralized cooperation partners from Spain, France, Italy, etc.
I hope to welcome you in Dakar, in the meantime, you will find attached for your easy reference, the concept note and draft programme of the event. For more info, you can visit the Africités Summit website: http://www.africites.org.
For any further information and to confirm your participation, please contact Claudia Micciche at Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Kelly Papadaki at Kelly.email@example.com
Posted on: November 14, 2012