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The UN-Habitat in partnership with the Ministry of Decentralization, Housing and Territorial Administration, and the ANMCV

The UN-Habitat in partnership with the Ministry of Decentralization, Housing and Territorial Administration, and the ANMCV (National Association of the Municipal Districts of Cape Verde) organized, in June 22nd to July 2nd, a training course for Local Leadership Trainers for all the cities of Cape Verde. The objective is to create training modules for the Local Leadership to support the process of strengthening capabilities in Strategic Planning for municipalities of Cape Verde.

This action is in the scope of implementation of the One Programme, signed between the different UN agencies and the Government, whose specific activities are included in subprogram 3 - the promotion of citizen participation for the preservation of urban development - and subprogram 4 – the strengthening of municipalities for strategic planning and local economic development.

The Resident Coordinator of the UN System in Cape Verde, Mrs. Narjess Saidani, recognizing the importance of the meeting, stressed at the time, that the UN would continue to cooperate with the Government in the decentralization process, with the aim to support efforts for steady improvement in the lives of people around the country. According to Mrs. Saidani, this establishes priorities and resources at the local level to respond effectively to the needs for a uniform development.

The Minister of Decentralization, Housing and Territorial Administration, Dr. Sara Lopes, pointed out that this training course and the participation of all municipalities, attest to their engagement to develop a culture of valuing human resources, in order to establish the decentralization process in Cape Verde. In addition, the Minister also mentioned, that the Ministry will continue to count on the support from the UN Habitat as well as other UN agencies.