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1 VVSG - Winning through twinning Conference on city-to-city cooperation between Flanders and Southern Africa, 4-5 October 2010

2 VVSG - mjp Brasschaat – Tarija mjp Edegem – San Jeronimo mjp Hasselt – Outat-Oulad-El-Haj&Missour mjp Gent-Mangaung mjp Maasmechelen – Tshwane mjp Mol – Santo Tomas mjp Sint-Truiden – Nueva Guinea mjp Sint-Niklaas – Tambacounda mjp Evergem - Guaranda start mjp Essen – Witzenberg start mjp Lommel – Ciudad Dario start mjp Herent-Nimlahakok Regional conference 2 = NICARAGUA March2011 Elaboration of new pluriannual plan International conference on MIC, Brussels, Fall 2011 Mid-term evaluations Regional conference 1 = SOUTH AFRICA 4-5 October 2010 Start new partnerships: Mechelen, Bierbeek, Bornem Timeframe pluri-annual programme Winning through twinning

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5 Invited participants Political and official representatives from municipal partnerships (Cllrs of youth, social welfare, international relations, mayors...) Representatives from other municipal partnerships (Dutch, British, Swedish,...) Representation from national local government associations (VVSG, VNG, SALGA, CMRA, LGA, SALAR,...) Representation from South African Youth organisations Representation from Flemish Youth initiatives (towards SA) Academic participation on MIC and governance Youth actors within city links Winning through twinning

6 VVSG - Confirmed participants Bornem (4), Dilbeek (2), Essen (3), Geel (3), Genk (1), Gent (5), Harelbeke (4), Lommel (4), Maasmechelen (0)  26 Eenhana (5), Francistown (4), Livingston (2), Mangaung (7), Nquthu (6), Ongwediva (4), Stellenbosch (4), Umlalazi (3), Witzenberg (4+..), Tshwane (…)  39 Mangaung guest list:  15 VVSG guest list:  7 SALGA, CMRA, SALAR (?), BALA, ALAN (?), CIB-UCLG, ALFRA (?), LGA (?)  ca. 10? Vlaamse vertegenwoordiger, VVJ, JINT, NYDA (3),  6  93+ Winning through twinning

7 VVSG - Agenda – DAY 1 – Monday 4-10 – C2C Official opening – national hymns [K] The role of South African local governments in international cooperation: the case of Mangaung – Mr Morule, exec mayor Mangaung [K] Winning through Twinning, experience of C2C cooperation in Flanders – Mr D. Termont, mayor of Ghent [K] Cities as partners in South Africa, Strengthening urban governance through north-south partnerships – Marike Bontenbal, univ of Oman [K] From Paris to Petermaritzburg via Puurs: declaration of Paris on Aid Effectiveness – Renske Steenbergen, CIB Winning through twinning

8 VVSG - DAY 1 – C2C [K] The role of Local Government Association in C2C Luc Martens, president VVSG, With reactions of: SALGA BALA CMRA ALAN (?) SALAR (?) Winning through twinning

9 VVSG - DAY 1 – practical workshops on C2C [K] Decentralization and local governments in South Africa ? *********** ? Other City-to-city cooperation experiences: workshop with Dutch international partnerships - CMRA Management of municipal partnerships: practical discussion on how to manage a city-to-city cooperation (Financial management, monitoring, communication, …) - Experience of Harelbeke - Eenhana Winning through twinning

10 VVSG - Day 1 Ctd Specific characteristics of municipal partnerships (reciprocity, colleague approach, capacity development, ) - Genk – Francistown - Livingston New modalities of MIC and C2C cooperation: practical discussion on new issues (South-South exchange, triangular cooperation, new involvement of municipal expertise) - Experiences Lommel – Ongwediva Winning through twinning

11 VVSG - Agenda – DAY 2 – Youth policy within C2C [K] Youth policy in South Africa NYDA (National Youth Development Agency) [K] Experience of Flemish youth policy and local governments VVJ (Association of Flemish Youth Departments Winning through twinning

12 VVSG - DAY 2 – workshops on YOUTH policy How to develop a volunteer management policy (retention), set-up, involvement from youth departments (North and South)... - Presentation Gent - Mangaung Youth animation: the importance of including information, advice and recreation to the youngsters of your local municipality - Presentation Dilbeek - Stellenbosch [K] Crossing cultural boundaries through intercontinental youth exchanges JINT (Youth International) Winning through twinning

13 VVSG - Day 2 workshops Ctd Participation of youth in policy design: how to set up youth forums and youth councils Presentation Essen – Witzenberg Linking Youth Department with other policy fields in order to provide integrated service delivery to youngsters - Presentation Bornem - Nquthu Winning through twinning

14 VVSG - Wrapping up – way forward Field visit: visit MLM youth centres in Heidedal and Rocklands Closing session: Way Forward for C2C between Southern Africa and Flanders VVSG (Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities) Winning through twinning

15 VVSG - DAY 1 – C2C in daily practice WhatSpeakerReporterModerator [K] WS 1???GeelSALGA WS 2CMRA Marike Bontenbal WS 3Harelbeke- Eenhana HarelbekeRenske WS 4Genk- Francistown GenkKosie de Viliers WS 5Lommel- Ongwediva LommelChristophe Winning through twinning

16 VVSG - DAY 2 –youth policy and C2C Winning through twinning WhatSpeakerReporterModerator WS 1Gent-MangaungGentRenske WS 2Dilbeek – Stellenbosch DilbeekMarike [K] WS 3JINT Kosie WS 4Essen- Witzenberg EssenVVJ WS 5Bornem - NquthuBornemChristophe

17 VVSG - Practical info Conference Venue: Bains Game Lodge  No Per diems of S/T allowances All costs are covered during conference Winning through twinning

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20 VVSG - Wat verwachten we nog? Registratieformulieren  partnergemeenten! Tegen 15/09 bij Terugkoppelmoment in Vlaanderen: nodig? Wanneer? Verdelen taken ivm rapportage Verdelen kamers – individuele kamers? Documentatie USB-stick Conference bag Programme & powerpoints Hymns Botswana, Namibia, SA, Belgium + Flags Winning through twinning

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22 Thank you! Winning through twinning


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