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Training on communication for Tunisian municipalities



Within ALDA’s cooperation with Financial Service Volunteer Corps, the Head of ALDA’s Communication department Irene Zanetti delivered two two-days training on communication to around sixty representatives of Tunisian municipality. The trainings were held in Tunis and in Kairouan, from 22 to 25 February 2016.

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The project, organized by FSVC with the collaboration of the Federation of Tunisian Municipalities and of the Tunisian Association of Public Auditors, aimed at providing staff of the municipalities with elements to build a communication strategy in order to reach out to citizens and stakeholders, while supporting the involvement and trust of citizens and local authorities.
 
The training was an excellent opportunity for building capacities and share best practices among participants, as well as for learning more about foreign cases, in particular related to the multi annual experience of ALDA. “The enthusiastic participation and high interaction during the trainings is the sign that municipal staff are committed to strengthen transparency, communication, and trust with their counterparts” said Irene Zanetti, one of the two volunteer experts involved in the project. “In the framework of the process of decentralization and of a vivid civil society demanding good local governance, we cannot but support the efforts of local administrators to get closer to their citizens”.
 
On 26 February, ALDA’s activities in Kairouan continued with the meeting of the Med Coordinator Anne-Laure Joedicke and Irene Zanetti with the Mayor, the First Counselor of the Gouvernorat of Kairouan, and the representative of the local PASC office, Afaf Zaddem. The meeting was followed by a working session with representatives of the local organized civil society, and both events were instrumental to paving the way to the upcoming first Local Democracy Agency in the EuroMed area, possibly in the city.


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