CED training continues with new partnerships! SFU, CIDES and AIPE have partnered with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to offer co-financed CED training programs. This training is happening in Cochabamba and Chuquisaca with municipal staff and elected officials who are part of FCM’s project “Municipal Partners for Economic Development (MPED)”.
The MPED project aims to support local governments and local government associations in their efforts to advance local economic development. CED training complements the technical assistance being provided by Canadian municipalities, together strengthening the capacity of three Bolivian rural municipalities to undertake better planning and implementation of ‘green’ economies.
This has been a valuable partnership, representing a significant step towards the sustainability of the CED training in Bolivia and an excellent example of how Canadian organizations can collaborate to scale up the impacts of international development funding.
by: Gretchen Hernandez- CED Bolivia project coordinator