The President of the National Organizing Commission of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED) received at WAI, July 19, 2017


IMG 3187In the frame of the holding of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED), that will take place in the Republic of Cabo Verde, from 17 to 20 October 2017, a delegation led by the President of the Forum Organizing Committee, was received by the Director General of the West Africa Institute (WAI), Prof. Djénéba Traoré on June 19th, 2017.

The delegation was composed as follows:

Mrs. Francisca Ines dos Santos, Director of the Local Development Unit / Advisor to the Prime Minister and President of the National Organizing Commission of the 4th World Forum for Local Economic Development;

Mr. Marco António da Cruz Silva, Executive Secretary of the Forum;

Mr. Augusto Veiga, Technical Officer at the Executive Secretariat of the Forum.

The President of the National Organizing Commission of the Forum, Mrs. dos Santos, explained that the meeting was part of the partnership to be implemented, further to the meeting, on May 12 between His Excellency the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde and the members of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organizations accredited in Cabo Verde. HE Dr. José Ulisses Correia e Silva brought their attention to the major challenges, the objectives and the expectations of the Government regarding this important international event which 4th edition will take place for the first time in a country of the African continent.

Indeed, the previous three editions of the Forum took successively place in Seville, Spain in 2011, in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil in 2013 and in Turin, Italy in 2015. The Forum is a key platform for the stakeholders of a sustainable local development. It offers them the opportunity to dialogue and to develop strategic partnerships.

At the end of the exchanges, the two sides agreed on the following regarding the Forum partnership:

-In closer collaboration with the Organizing Commission, WAI will take action in order to inform the Governments, institutions and civil society organizations of West Africa on the holding of the Forum;

- WAI will help to identify potential actors of local economic development in West Africa;

- WAI can propose additional relevant themes to the Forum;

- WAI will contribute to the logistical preparation of the event.

WAI Director General assured the President of the National Organizing Commission of the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development of the Institute's full availability to contribute to the success of this unprecedented international meeting in Africa.

For more information on the Forum, see the following links:

http://ledworldforum.org/

https://www.facebook.com/worldforumonLED/

 

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