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Meeting of PDWA scholarship holders from Guinea

by Victor Emmanuel Ekwa Bebe III

Discussions on decentralization have been held

On Saturday October 21, 2023, PDWA Fellows from Guinea met in Conakry to discuss decentralization and their potential involvement in the management of their respective local authorities. They grasped the challenge of decentralization as a powerful development tool to facilitate and meet the local needs of populations in communes and departments.

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From l. to r., Mamadou Hafiziou Barry, Director of IPED, Fodé Naby Sankhon, President of the PDWA Fellows of Guinea, Mamoudou Daman, Fellow.

As in other countries, this meeting is national in scope, ahead of the sub-regional meeting scheduled to take place in Togo this year. Fellows of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's (KAS) Regional Program for Political Dialogue in West Africa (PDWA) held their meeting just after the end of the 10th Solution Think Tank summit. This is a think-tank grouping West African organizations, including the KAS, whose 10th semi-annual meeting had just ended in the Guinean capital. The fellows were quick to invite Mamadou Hafiziou Barry, Director of Initiative pour la Prospective Economique et le Développement Durable (IPED), a member organization of STT, to their meeting, to enlighten them on the issues of decentralization and local development.

Group photo at the end of the session

The exchanges were rich, given the achievements of the STT summit, which was also attended by the President of the Guinean Fellows, Fodé Naby Sankhon, in his capacity as delegate for Stat View International (SVI), the other Guinean member organization of STT. The aim was to better understand the concepts and roles of municipalities, on the one hand, and to understand the importance of commitment and the civic responsibilities that go with it, on the other.

The talks enabled the Fellows to better grasp the subject and understand their responsibilities as young community leaders.

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