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9 December 2009

Connect people around the culture in development cooperation debate

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Christoph Pelzer posted Information 9 December 2009

Culture is a crucial factor for development. That was the clear message of the event "Culture in Action" during the European Development Days in Stockholm.

Christoph Pelzer posted Information 26 January 2010

On the basis of a new study on the issue undertaken by the European Commission, participants from EC headquarters and delegations, Permanent Representations of the Member States to the EU and cultural actors from other organisations discussed the political framework and strategies as well as exam

Christoph Pelzer posted Information 26 February 2010

This is the question raised by a recent article that Stefano Manservisi, Director General for Development of the European Commission, published in "Africa e Mediterraneo", an interdisciplinary quarterly on economic, historical and cultural issues in the African context. It is a strong plea for "c

Christoph Pelzer posted Information 10 March 2010

The current Spanish EU presidency is preparing, together with the European Commission, an important event on culture and development.

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Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 20 April 2010
To strengthen local governments across Africa, donors would be advised to spend more time and resources in researching and understanding local systems, according to Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi a key expert from the region. Mr Mbassi, from Cameroon, is a well known expert in decentralisation and has worked for years to promote decentralisation and local governance in Africa. He is currently the Secretary General of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, a gathering of 15,000 local authorities from the continent.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 22 July 2010
The roaming farming practices of nomadic pastoralists may appear to have altered little in hundreds of years, but in today’s unpredictable age of climate change these ancient practices may hold the key to flexible farming in hostile environments and donors should do more to support them, say experts.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 4 August 2010
Funneling money into the coffers of partner countries is not the only way donors like the European Commission should offer their support. Finances should also be directed towards smaller bodies, like farmers groups, according to Mamadou Cissokho, a farmer’s representative from Senegal.
Christoph Pelzer posted Information 20 September 2010

The European Voice has published an article on cultural cooperation under the title "Development's hidden component" on its website:

Christoph Pelzer posted Information 2 February 2011

A Workshop organised by EuropeAid on "Cultural Heritage and Socio-Economic Development" will take place in the Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA, School of African Heritage) in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin from February 7 to 10, 2011.