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Striving for equal municipal partnerships

Bonn, 1 July 2024. The focus of municipal partnerships and their development policy work is the mutual exchange of knowledge and the joint implementation of projects. In this article, you can read about how you and your partner municipality - despite existing systemic inequalities between the Global South and North - can nevertheless make cooperation as equal as possible and consciously reflect on thought patterns from the outset.

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Münster - Tamale: A young active partnership

Bonn, 6 June 2024. Mustapha Amadu works as head of the public relations unit for the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly and is also the coordinator for the partnership between the city of Münster in Germany and the city of Tamale in Ghana. In this interview, he reports on the first steps, activities, interim successes, and experiences as well as future plans within the framework of the two cities’ cooperation.

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‘It's just wonderful to see how the exchange goes beyond the programme’

Bonn, 26 January 2024. Within the framework of the Experts Fund for Municipal Partnerships, Michaela Karolina Braun has been working as a development advisor in the Lukanga Water & Sanitation Company in Kabwe, Zambia, in the utility partnership with Gelsenwasser AG and the Emschergenosschenschaft/Lippeverband. In this interview, she talks about the partnership promoted by the utility platform.

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Successfully implementing partnership projects on waste management

Bonn, 11 January 2024. Waste management is an important topic for many municipal (climate) partnerships, as well-functioning waste management is key to the responsible use of resources and the basis for recycling and the circular economy. A handout now offers guidance for municipal partnerships that are jointly planning a project to build a waste management facility.