Ministry for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

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Various aspects of development cooperation have been discussed in depth in five theme panels.

Panel I
Partnerships for development with African local authorities
(simultaneous translation: German, English, French)

Various approaches of development partnerships with local authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa were discussed in this forum. Experiences gained in existing partnerships have been reflected upon during this.
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Panel II
Paris Declaration: a challenge for sub-national development cooperation?
(simultaneous translation: German, English, French)

The Paris Declaration, which put the effectiveness of development cooperation at the highest level to the test in 2005 and formulated a new form of donor cooperation, is primarily concerned with the cooperation of institutions at a federal level. However, the declaration also signifies a marked transformation for the development cooperation of the federal states, regions and local authorities. The ramifications upon subnational development cooperation were analysed and discussed in this forum.
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Panel III
Cooperation between states and regions in the field of development cooperation: a comparison
(simultaneous translation: German, English)

Some European countries are organised federally or in a marked decentralised form. For the reorientation of development cooperation this signifies a challenge in terms of the coordination of the various state donors. Experiences of cooperation between regional players and national players were discussed in this forum.
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Panel IV
Cooperation of the civil society and municipalities in the field of development education
(simultaneous translation: German, English)

At a regional authority level development cooperation work is often linked with other political fields: Voluntary service, integration policy, regional authority partnerships, school and education or government procurement. In this forum the status of development education was demonstrated in different countries and the division of tasks between the state and the subnational levels was discussed.
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Panel V
Migration and development: the role of migrants in sub-national development cooperation
(simultaneous translation: German, English, French)

The role of migrants in the field of development cooperation is currently being discussed at length. Due to the financial support they provide for their home communities, migrants constitute an important economic factor for their countries of origin. How can their contributions be integrated into regional and local development cooperation programmes?
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