Open Sessions

SOU 84 - Partnering to last: the challenge of the commitment pact between the players of the Territory

21 Nov

21 November

9:30 to 12:30

Venue: Dakhla


Association Marocaine des Présidents des Conseils Municipaux (AMPCC)

Tel: 05 37 20 59 03




Association des Régions du Maroc (ARM)





Multiform phenomenon, constantly reinvented, and enjoying a large margin of creativity, cooperation between local and regional governments and / or between local and regional governments and stakeholders in their territory, is a new manifestation and a good indicator of the growing role of local and regional governments in the articulation of local players around the ‘territorial project’. The internationalization of local and regional governments through decentralized cooperation is diversifying geographically and sectorally. Local partnerships are proliferating to invent new ways of implementing public policies and to have increased coverage and impact.   What types of partnerships today? With whom ? With what tools and means? The session offers an overview of the experiences developed in Africa.   This session will involve a multitude of cooperation actors, including decentralized, with civil society or the private sector.   Innovative procedures, new local stakeholder engagement pacts for sustainable and resilient communities and territories will be addressed to demonstrate the importance of renewing practices, renegotiating mandates and prerogatives, sharing responsibilities for ‘acting better by acting together’.
  1. Agreement between Régions de France and the Association of Regions of Morocco for the development of the capacities of elected officials and executives of Moroccan regional councils
  2. Collaborative platforms around Participatory Budgeting and other participative processes
  3. Food sovereignty and rural-urban cohesion on food production and sustainable consumption chains
  4. The place of women through the collaborative experiences of WECF
This Session aims to:
  1. Define existing tools and means of cooperation (decentralized, territorial and multi-stakeholder);
  2. Propose inspiring examples of legal and institutional frameworks enabling the affirmation of decentralized cooperation as a vector of development and international solidarity;
  3. Promote exchanges between continents at the level of decentralized cooperation.





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