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WORKSHOP ART - ISI@MED « The territorial approach for sustainable human development » In the context of the Africités Summit in Dakar 2012 6 December 2012 – 14:30 – 18:30 Room B 06 Conference Center KFP Hotel

Workshop structure The workshop will be structured around three panels and will be complemented by a discussion at ministerial level on the future of the African continent regarding the post-2015 challenges.

Panel 1: Official Opening - The added value of the territorial approach for the post-2015 development vision Regional and local authorities, as decision-making bodies closer to the citizen, are responsible for ensuring access to basic services and to improve the quality of life in their communities. They are also the linkage between the citizen and national governments, thus strategic in promoting democratic decentralization, good governance and local development. Similarly, mutually enriching relationships between and among territories of both the North and South is an innovative approach to development which links the communities and countries on issues of common interest that directly affect the lives of citizens and are at the heart of the decisions of local administrators and national politicians alike. With a territorial approach to development, regional and local actors can play a key role in putting the citizens at the center of the definition and implementation of national plans and strategies for poverty reduction. Thus, the importance of applying a territorial lens to national development policies and global debates is gaining increasing significance, as reflected by the inclusion of the territorial approach to development in global discussions such as the Busan HLF-4 and the 2012 ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum. In this context, the official opening will seek to frame the discussions within the global political debate on the changing context of development. The high-level officials will discuss the importance of the territorial approach and the key role of local governments and actors to go beyond the structural causes of poverty, inequality and exclusion, of the importance of the relationship between local governance, local development and the concept of sustainable human development. They will also debate the need for policy coherence at the global, national and local levels to effectively promote sustainable human development. The debate will be based on the African specificities and will aim to provide strategic contributions on the role of the territorial approach in defining the post-2015 UN Development Agenda.


Panel 1 - Official Opening - The added value of the territorial approach for the post-2015 development vision 0 :50’


Her Excellency Arame Ndoye, Minister of Regional Planning and Local Communities, Government of Senegal


Mr. Michel Despax, Head of External Action of Local and Regional Authorities (DAECT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France


Mr. Mats Karlsson, Director of the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)


Mr. Angelo Baglio, Head of Unit Civil Society and Local Authorities, DG DEVCO, European Commission


Mr. François Albert Amichia, Mayor of Treichville, President of Côte d'Ivoire's Union for Cities and Municipalities (UVICOCI) – Representative of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Moderator: Ms. Fatoumata Bintou Djibo, UN Resident Coordinator / Resident Representative, UNDP Senegal

Introduction - UNDP and the territorial approach in the post-2015 architecture 0:10’

Ms. Najat Rochdi, Deputy Director UNDP Geneva Office

Ministerial Panel – Africa and the post-2015 challenges 0:45’


His Excellency Cheikh Bamba Dieye, Mayor of Saint Louis, Minister of Telecommunications, Communications and the Numeric Economy, Government of Senegal


His Excellency Mohamed Ould Boilil, Minister of Home Affairs and Decentralization, Government of Mauritania


His Excellency Aimé-Popa Ntzoutsi Mouyama, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Home Affairs, Public Security, Immigration and Decentralization, Government of Gabon


His Excellency Jameleddine Gharbi, Minister of Planning and Regional Development, Government of Tunisia

Moderator Ms. Najat Rochdi, Deputy Director UNDP Geneva Office


Joint Press Conference DAECT – CMI – UNDP ART Geneva 0:20’


Joint projects between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP-ART Geneva


Memorandum of Understanding between UNDP and FOGAR


Triangular and South-South Cooperation between Morocco, Mauritania and the Municipality of Málaga, Spain

Coffee-break 20’ Panel 2: – Articulation platforms for local governance and local economic development Local governance is a key mechanism for inclusive representation and participation, developing effective and legitimate state-society relations, poverty reduction, economic development, reducing inequality, strengthening social cohesion and for achieving the MDGs. In support of strong representative agreements, inclusive and responsive local governance, UNDP and its partners focus, among others, in strengthening local governance systems to address key challenges such as environmental sustainability and Local Economic Development (LED). The UNDP ART Initiative (Articulation of Territorial Networks for Sustainable Human Development) promotes, in cooperation with its partners, an integrated territorial approach to human development including the economic, social and environmental components of sustainable development. The panel will provide an opportunity to present concrete experiences of articulation promoted by the ART Initiative and its partners in Africa and the Middle East, as platforms putting into practice the territorial approach to development. National and local government representatives will share their experiences on effective articulation tools of different actors in a common strategy to support sustainable human development. Particular attention will be given to the promotion of sustainable human development through the improvement of territorial economic development, capturing the African experience in LED. The panel will also be a means to advance an African vision on Local Economic Development Agencies (LEDA) and the institutionalization of LED. In this regard, the participants will discuss the role of local authorities in the governance of local development and present best practices and relevant practical instruments.

Panel 2 – Articulation platforms for local governance and locale economic development -

Mr. Antonio Zurita, Executive Manager of the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI)


Ms. Anne Marie Mevel Reingold, Deputy Secretary of the NCCD, DAECT, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France


Mr. Paul Carrasco, Prefect of the Province of Azuay, Ecuador, President of the Organization of Regions United ORU/FOGAR, and president of the Latin



American Organization of Intermediate Governments (OLAGI) -

Mr. Amadou Anta Ndiaye, Regional Advisor, Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Development Commission and Representative of the President of the Regional Council of Louga, Senegal


Mr. Jean-Paul Bachy, President of the Regional Council of Champagne Ardenne, France, Vice-president of the Association of Regions of France


Mr. Jose Elija Guamba – National Director of Rural Development Promotion Ministry of State Administration, Government of Mozambique


Mr. Kodjo Mensah-Abrampa, Policy Advisor – Local Governance, UNDP

Debate and conclusions Moderator: Ms. Coumba Gadio, UN Resident Coordinator / Resident Representative, UNDP Mauritania Panel 3: The impact of the use of ICT in the Dialogue between Territories The dialogue between territories is an innovative approach to development promoting active relationships between countries and communities around issues of common interest such as, among others, migration, health, employment, human security, human rights citizenship, gender, environment and climate change. The panel will present the experience of the ART ISI@MED Initiative (Information Society Initiative for the Mediterranean) as a concrete example of the dialogue between territories around the theme of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for development. Representatives of national and local institutions in the North and South who participated in the first pilot phase of the ISI@MED initiatives will share their views, results and best practices on the use of ICT in capacity building of policy makers and economic actors in planning, implementing and monitoring of public policies for sustainable development at local level. The discussion will aim to assess the potential to develop and share the experience with other cities and regions of the Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa through South-South and triangular (decentralized) cooperation. The ART ISI@MED panel is part of a series of meetings held throughout 2012 to share the results obtained in the two ART ISI@MED pilot countries (Morocco and Lebanon) and to present the ART ISI@MED Handbook which systematizes its practice and results. In fact, UNDP and the Marseille Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) began in 2010 a process of joint consultation by organizing the first ART ISI@MED workshop in Marseille during the Economic Week in the Mediterranean. On one hand, this meeting allowed to establish a dialogue between policy makers of Mediterranean countries and, on the other, to set up mechanisms for knowledge sharing on the role of ICT for development in the local region. Presidents of regions, mayors and government officials from Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, France, Spain, Senegal and Mauritania met for two days, and the conclusions of their discussions served to develop the ART ISI@MED Handbook. As a follow-up, two other workshops were held in Morocco and Lebanon in February and May 2012 respectively, to present the results obtained in these territories and to train the first territorial decision-makers in the use of the Handbook.


Panel 3 – The impact of the use of ITC in the Dialogue between Territories 0:50’


Mr. Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of the Chefchaouen Municipality, Morocco


Mr. Lamine Sagna, Chairman of the Regional Council of Ziguinchor, Senegal


Mr. Philippe Cichowlaz, Director of International Relations, Region ProvenceAlpes-Côte d'Azur, France


Mr. Arturo Rodriguez, Málaga, Spain


Mr. Mohamed Lemine Salihi, Executive Manager Information Technologies and New Technology, Government of Mauritania


Ms. Nicole Béatrice Moussavou, Director of Local Government, Government of Gabon


Mr. Abdelouahed Fikrat, Director of the Territorial Planning department, MHUPV, Government of the Kingdom of Morocco

Head of International Relations, Municipality of

Debate and conclusions Moderator: Mr. Michel Despax, Head of External Action of Local and Regional Authorities (DAECT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

Additional information 5 December 

6 December 

 7 December 

17:30-18:45: Presentation of the Strategic Guidelines for International Cooperation of the regions of Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal, facilitated by the respective UNDP ART programs. 18:45-19:00: Next steps in the implementation of South-South and triangular cooperation between Morocco, Mauritania and the municipality of Malaga

10:30-12:00: Presentation and training on the use of the ART ISI@MED Handbook "Harnessing the potential of Information Technology and Communication for Development" 14:30-18:30: ART session with 3 panels + Ministerial discussion + press conference + Closing Cocktail 10:30-12:00: Presentation and training on the use of the ART ISI@MED Handbook "Harnessing the potential of Information Technology and Communication for Development"