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Forum for the promotion of culture of peace and development at Siguiri, Guinea
an article by Mohamed Lamine Camara, Kankan Radio

In the framework of the forum, planned for late in the month of May 2013, there will be ten thematic participative workshops. The initiative comes from nationals and residents under the leadership of the commission of reflexion on the development of Siguiri (CRDS). The goal is to lay the foundation for development and support sustainable peace in the prefecture of Siguiri.



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Since 1985, Guinea has embarked on a decentralization process that encourages communities to take charge of their own development based on their own natural solidarity. This implies a shared responsibility between the state and communities organized in local collectivities with financial and managerial autonomy. As part of this process, the prefecture of Siguiri counts as of today 12 local collectivities including one urban and 11 rural.

The organization of this forum is to help the prefecture of Siguiri solve solve problems, especially concerning the culture of peace and development. This is in consideration of the province's significant socio-economic and human potential.





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International Cities Choose Peace

J. Fred Arment

arment@internationalcitiesofpeace.org

International Cities of Peace, an association of global cities of peace, is using the U.N. Culture of Peace tenets as the guideline for forming initiatives. To date, thirty-one cities are part of the association. Some are grassroots organizations, others have the firm commitment by resolution or proclamation from the city council.
International Cities of Peace include the following:
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.
Unity Village, Missouri, U.S.A
Coventry, England
Bradford, England
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Mataki, Philippines
Pathuthani, Thailand
Fizi, Democratic Republic of Congo
Lake County, California, U.S.A.
Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
Nagpur, India
Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
Bujumbura, Burundi
Mzuzu and Lilongwe, Malawi
Tunis, Tunisia
Tuolumne County, California, U.S.A.
Bihac, Bosnia, Herzegovina
Yaounde, Cameroon
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Nyala, Darfur, Sudan
Bujumbura, Burundi
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Nakuru, Kenya
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Kathmandu, Nepal
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Warrake, Nigeria
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.

To start an initiative, go to the association's website for resources and tools.


This report was posted on June 6, 2013.