DeLoG Newsletter No. 19
Welcome to the last DeLoG Newsletter of the year. We report from the first two sessions of the DeLoG Global Seminar Series, supported by the World Bank, hosted by BTC and the EU in Brussels and BMZ, KfW and GIZ in Bonn. We hope that after its successful start more members will make use of this format.
DeLoG was present at the 4th UCLG World Summit of Regional and Local leaders in Rabat Morocco. DeLoG held a parallel session, around the role of local governments in the post 2015 development agenda. The high level participants came from the governments of Brazil, Ghana and France, the UN, civil society and UCLG. Josep Roig UCLG Secretary General, acknowledged the support of DeLoG to the global task force of Regional and local governments for post 2015. DeLoG will further support the global task force with technical inputs for localising the global development agenda.
In profile we present Waltraud Rabitsch, from the Austrian Development Cooperation. Waltraud is DeLoG focal point since 2007, that makes her currently our most experienced and long standing member. Austria will be hosting the next DeLoG/learn4dev open course in Vienna, scheduled for end of March 2014. We greatly appreciate this support and we hope this will incentivise other members to active contributions.