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ALDA is attending in Foligno (Italy) the “International Forum on Aid Effectiveness at the Local Level TERRITORIES NETWORKING FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT Innovative Tools and Practices for Decentralised Cooperation” (from 15th to 17th June 2011). The forum is organised by the Fund of Local Entities for Descentralised Cooperation and Sustainable Human Development (FELCOS Umbria) and the United Nations Development Programme’s ART Initiative (UNDP), and it is sponsored by the Umbria Region.


Development Cooperation is going through a crucial phase of transformation, with new perspectives and challenges ahead. Among these are the need to combine the implementation of innovative practices and principles related to the management and effectiveness of official development assistance (in the direction defined in the road map from Paris to Busan), even despite the constraints imposed by the global economic crisis. Mindful of the increasing interdependence and complementarity between the local and global realms, one of the new elements in this scenario is the continued and dynamic growth of the role played by the territories as protagonists of local development processes. In the last decade, the decentralised cooperation has gradually increased its role and it is steadily acquiring the profile of "territorial cooperation”, which from the political and institutional role played by local governments, it involves different territorial actors as active and leading players in the context of the territorial approach to development.

The main objective of the Forum is to provide an opportunity to analyze, discuss and debate on the situation and prospects for Territorial Cooperation and its articulation with the regions, national governments, the European Union and international agencies.

ALDA will play an active role in this event presenting the innovative experience of the LDAs and their methodology of multilateral decentralized cooperation. Mr. Alfonso Aliberti, Project Manager of ALDA in charge of the development of the LDAs partnership, will present ALDA’s experiences in this renard.

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