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Democratic local governance development programme in MENA region starts.

TUNIS (TAP) - A partnership convention was signed, on Wednesday, between the Interior Ministry and the International Co-operation Agency of the Dutch Municipalities Association for the implementation of the development programme of democratic local governance in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.

Funded by the Netherlands Foreign Ministry, this programme aims to promote democratic local governance and guarantee social stability in Tunisia, through strengthening the role of municipalities and management of crises, creation of local democracy mechanisms, preparation of the next municipal elections and boosting dialogue between the local authorities and civil society.

It also aims to encourage women and youth's integration in the local democracy system, support of municipal projects and intensify co-operation between municipalities.

Eleven Tunisian underprivileged cities, at a first stage, are to benefit from this programme in matters of municipal projects.

A training session in planning, management and urban projects managing will be organised for the benefit of directors of the municipal projects.

An office had been opened in February 2012 in Tunis for the achievement of this programme with Tunisian partners, such as the General Management of Local Communities, the Training and Support to Decentralisation Centre and the National Tunisian Cities Decentralisation.

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