NATIONAL:Be part of Sister Cities conference-Kludjeson
|President of the foundation, Prince Kludjeson|| |
Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies, (MMDAs) have been urged to partake fully in the upcoming Sister cities conference to be held in Ghana this month.
In an interview, the President and Chairman of the African Global Sister Cities foundation, Prince Kwame Kludjeson said the MMDAs stand to gain more for their communities when they participate in this event.
He said through interaction and networking with other cities abroad , during the conference, Municipal, Metropolitan and District Chief Executives will gain investment opportunities and massive development support for their assemblies.
For instance , exchange programmes for the youth in their communities will enhance their development. The conference is the 2nd Africa Global Sister Cities Foundation International Conference, Trade and Exhibition.
This year the focus is on “Chieftaincy/Local Government Authorities and Youth Leadership in Africa” and will take place from the 10th of May to 15th May, 2010 in Accra.
The Africa Speaks People to People conference is on the theme forging stronger partnership between African Local government authorities and African Traditional rulers for sustainable economic development through global partnership.
Africa Global Sister Cities Foundation (AGSCF) in line with Sister Cities International protocol is recognised as a non-profit, non-governmental citizen diplomacy network creating, strengthening and promoting Sister Cities partnerships among African communities and similar jurisdictions abroad.
The Foundation was born out of the Ghana Sister Cities Foundation (GSCF) to be a non-profit non-governmental voluntary organisation established in 2003, with the same objectives as the Sister Cities International (SCI) and its affiliates.
The SCI goals are to develop municipal partnerships between US towns, cities, countries or states and those of similar jurisdictions in other nations for the mutual benefit of their citizenry.
It is to create opportunities for the citizens of member cities to experience andexplore other cultures through long-term municipal partnership.
The SCI aims at creating an atmosphere in which economic development and trade can be developed, implemented and strengthened.
It is also to stimulate environments through which municipal partnerships can creatively learn, work and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional, and technical exchanges and projects. To collaborate with organizations in the United States and other countries that has similar goals.