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2 Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Subsecretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto República Argentina sitio web: correo electrónico: Esmeralda 1212 Piso 12°, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (C1007ABR) tel: (54-11) fax: Octubre 2008

3 Fondo Argentino de Cooperación Horizontal

4 The Argentine Fund for Horizontal Cooperation (FO-AR) is the instrument of Foreign Policy trough which the Argentine Republic executes since 1992, the activities of South-South Cooperation, enhancing joint South-South Cooperation initiatives with other countries through association, collaboration and mutual support cooperation mechanisms. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

5 GOALS FONDO ARGENTINO DE COOPERACION HORIZONTAL CREATING PARTNERSHIPS FOR DEVELOPMENT EXCHANGING KNOW-HOW, TECHNOLOGIES AND BEST PRACTICES – STRENGTHENING LOCAL CAPABILITIES DEVELOP METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS TO DYNNAMIZE PROCESSES OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

6 Characteristics Horizontal Bilateral Technical (Non financial ) Non refundable FONDO ARGENTINO DE COOPERACION HORIZONTAL Visits of Argentine consultants and experts to foreign countries Training courses for foreign professionals in Argentina Regional Seminars Cooperation Fora Types of Cooperation

7 How does it contribute ? Managing Cooperation activities Covering travel expenses living costs Providing Medical Insurance Supporting the project Formulation, follow up and assessment. Human Resources Allowing public sector experts to be absent for performing the missions Hosting foreign professionals during their stages. FO-AR Ministry of Foreign Affairs ARGENTINE INSTITUTIONS FONDO ARGENTINO DE COOPERACION HORIZONTAL

8 FO-AR Application Process Requesting Institution National Cooperation Authority Requesting Country’s Min. of Foreign Affairs Arg. Embassy in Requesting Country Arg. Ministry of Foreign Affairs DGCIN Argentine Host Institutions Requesting Country evaluates the priority of its request

9 Technical Assistance missions according to geographic distribution FONDO ARGENTINO DE COOPERACION HORIZONTAL

10 FO-ARCONTRIBUTIONTO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MDG – FO-AR CONTRIBUTION TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE MDG –

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14 Triangular Cooperation Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

15 Triangular Cooperation It implies providing technical cooperation to a third country or region, through the association of medium development country or International Organization. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

16 Triangular Cooperation Medium development countries share cultural processes and common problems, thus generates a much more favorable working environment in order to: u Deploy local capacities and resources; u Create a more favorable background for exchanging know-how, knowledge, technologies, etc. u To further the chances of strengthening the national development strategies Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

17 Triangular Cooperation Quantitatively: u Increases and optimizes the resource allocation. u Enables the expansion of technical cooperation to other countries or regions. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

18 Cooperación Triangular Qualitatively : u Significantly improves the projects’ sustaintability. u Enables the implementation of larger projects. u Longer term projects. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

19 Triangular Cooperation Implemented by the Argentine Republic Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

20 Argentina-Italy Memorandum of Understanding signed on March 21st 2007 During the second term, 2008, the implementation of this agreement is in the exploratory stage both in Paraguay and Bolivia. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

21 Argentina - WHO/PAHO Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2007, being the counterpart the Head of that Organization with the purpose of providing FO-AR technical assistance in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Argentina - UNICEF Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2007 being the counterpart the Head of UNICEF Regional Representation, with the purpose of providing FO-AR Technical Assistance in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

22 Argentina-Portugal Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, within the field of Development. Signed in Lisbon on July 2008, its’ purpose is to provide technical cooperation in Developing countries, particularly those Portuguese speaking ones, who may request it. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

23 Triangular Cooperation In process of negotiations with: u COLOMBIA u UNIFEM u IIAC (IICA) u IMO International Maritime Organization Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

24 Triangular Cooperation  Signed in Tokyo in 2001, between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, it is in force since March  Purpose: to provide joint technical assistance to third countries in the Latin American region.  It provides training courses to third countries and has enabled the implementation of projects in Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru.

25 THE CASE OF HAITI

26 PRO-HUERTA - PROJECT “SELF PRODUCTION OF FRESH FOOD” Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria Fondo Argentino de Cooperación Horizontal

27 Argentina-Brazil Project “Construction of family’s cisterns and Social Validation of Vegetable Crops in Haiti” Argentina-Spain Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 22nd, The Argentine Republic associated the “Pro-Huerta” project to the AECID (Spanish International Cooperation Agency) for Haiti’s reforestation initiative. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

28 Argentina - Fondo Interamericano de Desarrollo Agropecuario (FIDA) de Desarrollo Agropecuario (FIDA) The joint initiative to provide “Pro-Huerta” to the Central Low Plateau –on the border with the Dominican Republic. Currently Pro-Huerta has reached 6 local administrations. Argentina-UNICEF Empowerment of the Local Administrations towards International Cooperation. The purpose is to transfer management know-how and the implementation of a statistical tool-kit in order to follow up in real time all the investment projects executed in Haiti. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

29 Argentina-Canada A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Government of Canada and the Argentine Government which will enable the enhancement “Pro-Huerta” to almost every local government of Haiti. Within a 5 years term, it is expected to increase the number of people benefiting from “Pro-Huerta” up to inhabitants. Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Secretaría de Coordinación y Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto

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31 Argentine Cooperation in Haiti

32 Dirección General de Cooperación Internacional Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto República Argentina Thank you very much.


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