28 May 2015

Italy :Myanmar small farmers and women’s empowerment: Rural and agro-industrial sustainable development for peace and democracy

birmaniaAfter 60 years of dictatorship, promoting respectable job, human rights, fair competition and programs to support sustainable and organic agriculture: these are the main objectives of ITALIA ‐BIRMANIA.INSIEME projects (of which SudgestAid scarl is a founding member) and Federazione dei Lavoratori della terra birmani AFFM (Agriculture Farmers Federation Myanmar) which organizes 27.000 small farmers and landless workers.
The contribution of agriculture in the Country is 43% in GDP and about 70% in the national man power; despite the great growth potential, people’s living and working conditions are heavy, due to the lack of basic infrastructures, as well as to the lack of technical knowledge and skills.
In order to discuss some topics and strengthen the relationship of cooperation with Italy, a delegation of Myanmar farmer representatives will be in Milan for some institutional meetings, in order to support Myanmar political and social forces engaged in the process of dialogue and democratization. A wide part of the seminar will be focused on the Expo initiative on Friday 29th May, at Cascina Triulza.

 

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20 October 2014

Italy : " Archeomed Project at Ravello Lab, in collaboration with Archeomedsites"

ravelloOn 23-25 October Archeomed project manager and experts, from Al-quds University, Yarmouk University | جامعة اليرموك , Sudgestaid Scarl and Spotted: Uniag polo universitario provincia di Agrigento will participate in the International Forum Ravello Lab - Colloqui internazionali, under the invitation of the Project Archeomedsites.
Dr Ibrahim Abu Aemar, Prof Ziad Al Saad and Dr Elisabetta Trenta will take part in the Panel "Cultural co-operation and Euro-Mediterranean territorial planning" to which they will bring the Archeomed Project Experience. It will be also an occasion to speak about the importance of the ENPI CBC Med Programme in euro-Mediterranean cultural cooperation.
Both Archeomed ad Archeomedsites are projects funded by the EU through the program ENPI CBC MED. The participation of Archeomed in Ravello Lab is a further occasion of collaboration of the two projects having complementary goals. For Archeomed, that is officially ended, it is also an occasion to ensure its results dissemination and the project sustainability.

 

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2 October 2014

Italy: ArcheoMed meets Archeomedsites - ENPI CBB MED

archoemedArcheomed has officially ended on September 30 but it is continuing its activity of diffusion and communication in partnership with Archeomedsites. In the framework of the project Archeomedsites, co-financed by the ENPI CBC MED 2007-2013 program, there are three seminars entitled “The illegal traffic of cultural heritage: the experience of the Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage”, give the way to an autumn full of activities, respectively, will be realized in Cagliari October the 1st at the Cittadella dei Musei – Aula Rossa, in Sassari October the 2nd at the Aula Magna of the University – Piazza Università, in Paestum October 30th at the National Archaeological Museum as part of the Borsa Mediterranea del turismo archeologico. The initiative, strongly supported by the Ministry for cultural Heritage and activities and for Tourism, through the Office Contemporary Architecture and Art of PaBAAC, lead partner of the project, in collaboration with the project partners, assumes a significance as timely as ever on the subject of illegal traffic of cultural heritage at the international level. Issues discuss, among other, will be “Cross-border cooperation as a tool for the enhancement of the cultural heritage: the project ARCHEOMEDSITES” and “Issues concerning the protection of areas of archaeological interest and activities of CCTPC dealing with the illicit excavation and hold upon the cultural heritage belonging to the State”, experiences and testimonies in situ.
archeomed2On the occasion of the meeting in Cagliari, Elisabetta Trenta, of Sudgestaid Scarl has presented a report about SINERGIES AND NEW PERSPECTIVES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE IN MEDITERRANEAN: ARCHEOMED PROJECT MEETS ARCHEOMEDSITES.
ARCHEOMED thanks ARCHEOMEDSITES for the invitation that is an occasion to open the network activity to the participation of new countries and new sites.
The conference has been an additional validation of the rightness of the approach of the guidelines elaborated by Archeomed for the management of the Archaeological minor sites.
The guidelines highlight the importance of the local community participation in all the phases of identification and implementation of a conservation, maintenance and management plan for archaeological minor sites.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES CAN NOT LIVE EXCEPT IF CONNECTED WITH THEIR TERRITORIES AND COMMUNITIES and every conservation or restoration intervention will be not meaningful if not linked to a valorisation plan that will consider the site in relation with the other resources of the territory.

 

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16 September 2014

Iraq: At an Italian organization the support to Archaeology and Tourism development in Nassirya

iraqThe Governor of Thi Qar , South Iraq, has awardered to SudgestAid, the mission to train province employees. First courses will be dedicated to managers, employees and workers occupied in archaeological and touristic sector.
The agreement includes training for the professors of Thi Qar and “Sumer” University and foreseen the creation of an Archaeological Department.
iraq2SudgestaAid works in Thi Qar since 2004. During these years iit has developed, important training and planning tasks for development of the area financed by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“We choose SudgestAid because we know how work”. This is the speech of Thi Qar Governor Yahiia Muhammed Al Nasiri during press conference in Nassirya after the agreements’ signature. “Furthermore we have confidence - he continued- in the option of that this collaboration means enhancing relationships with Italy, Country that we love and by which we want to establish a preferred relationship”
“We are very lucky – Governor concluded – and we will not forget easily friendship that will have disclosed us in this dramatic moment for our Country; also for this we thank SudgestAid”.

 

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9 September 2014

Amman (Jordan): “Final Conference of ArcheoMed Project – EU ENPI CBC MED”

ammanOn 7 and 8 September 2014 has been hel the final conference of ArcheoMed project founded by ENPI CBC MED programme, that it has the purpose to develop an integrated regional policy for Mediterranean archaeological minor sites.
During the event, have been presented results and outcomes achieved and it has been discussed the project’s sustainability.
Furthermore, during meeting closure, it has been sanctioned officially Town Twinning  among cities of Canicattì, Licata (Italy), Umm Qais (Jordan) and Beit Sahour (Palestine), directly involved in planning activities, and it has been signed the Strategic Planning Agreement among all partners.
In the end, it has been presented the Memorandum of Understanding for a Cooperation Agreement among Al Quds university (Palestine), Yarmouk University (Jordan) and University Polo of Agrigento (Italy).
To the conference have been participated among others: Issa Gamouh (Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Jordan), Patrizio Fondi (Italian Ambassador in Jordan), Maria Grazia Bellisario (Manager of the sector Contemporary Architecture and Arts of Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and activities for Tourism), EU delegation in Jordan and Her Royal Highness Princess Sumay Bint El Hassan (patron of Conference).  

 

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11 July 2014

England : SudgestAid in Manchester for the project Resint

manchesterThe second meeting for  the Resint project (Collaborative Reformation of Curricula on Resilience Management with  Intelligent Systems in Open Source and Augmented Reality) was held in Manchester from 8th to  10th  July  2014. The meeting was hosted by the University of Salford. . SudgestAid  joined the meeting in order to offer a presentation related to the Resilience Management at academic level. Also it will be responsible of the dissemination plan.
The meeting started with a description of RESINT’s main objectives and the other two days were focused on a detailed review of the project’s activities, especially on the upcoming ones.
The project is funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme action and it is aimed at contributing to the reform and implementation of curricula in resilience management through an open source platform including both academic and not academic organizations. The creation of an innovative virtual interuniversity network, the testing of new teaching methodology as Simulimpresa and the collaborative approach between High European Institutes, business companies and NGOs represent the main innovative aspects of the project.

 

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16 June 2014

Eu Tender: "Baseline Study and Data Collection for the fisheries sector in Yemen"

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Sudgestaid has been shortlisted for an European Tender "Baseline Study and Data Collection for the fisheries sector in Yemen" EuropeAid/134132/DH/SER/YE. We are looking for experts.

- Project Team Leader / Socio Economic Expert

- Data Collection and Analysis Expert

- Senior Resource Assessment Expert.

To have more information download to apply:

If you are interested please send us your CV in EU format, to the following email address:

cioce@sudgestaid.itcaferri@sudgestaid.it.

 

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8 June 2014

Sicily: Piloting Committee of the ArcheoMed Project - ENPI CBC MED

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The Piloting Committee of the ArcheoMed Project, financed by the ENPI CBC MED Programme, was held from 4th to 7th June 2014 in Sicily . During the meeting the future phases of the project and the results achieved until now, were debated. In order to fully exploit the potential offered by the Mediterranean heritage and enhance the management of cultural sites and underrated resources, ArcheoMed focuses on the development of an integrated regional policy. It is developed on the concept of a “Mediterranean Cultural District”, promoting ideas and initiatives based on a single communication and marketing strategy. Sudgestaid is one of the partners but also the promoter of the project, whose leader is the University of Agrigento. The other partners are AIDO, a Spanish technological company, and two Mediterranean Universities, Yarmouk (Jordan) and Al Quds (Palestine). For more information please see the Archeomed website : http://www.archeomedproject.eu/

 

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20 may 2014

Lybia: Sudgestaid in Lybia for the start-up of the project for the reintegration of ex-combatants as security officers for the archaeological sites

lybiaFrom 13 to 16 May 2014 a delegation of SudgestAid has visited Tripoli (Libya) to take final agreements for the start-up of the project for the reintegration of ex-combatants as security officers for the archaeological sites, employed by the Libyan Touristic Police.
The delegation formed by Elisabetta Trenta (SudgestAid) and Giulio Valente (STAM), met with Heitham Sultan, representative of the Libyan LPRD (Libyan Programme for Reintegration and Development ) - former WAC – (Warrior Affair Commission), and the head of the military camp where the training will take place.
LPRD has selected 120 young people who will follow a 45 days training course during which, beside the technical security training, the trainees will follow lectures on the archaeological sites in which they will operate and on the importance of their protection for the purposes of tourism development and the improvement of the local economy.
During the meetings it was decided that the course would have started on 1st June but because of the worsening of the security situation, the starting date has been postponed to the end of the Ramadan period.

 

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16 April 2014

Italy: " Kick off Meeting of the project Resint"

resintThe first  kick off meeting for  the Resint project (Collaborative Reformation of Curricula on Resilience Management with  Intelligent Systems in Open Source and Augmented Reality) was held in Bologna on 15th and 16th April 2014. The meeting was hosted by the leader of the project, the Almamater Studiorum University of Bologna, and it gathered the staff members of all RESINT partners. As one of the project’s partners, SudgestAid  joined the kick off meeting in order to offer a short presentation on its

work-packages.
The meeting started with a description of RESINT’s main objectives and the other two days were focused on a detailed review of the project’s activities, especially on the upcoming ones.
The project is funded under the Lifelong Learning Programme action and it is aimed at contributing to the reform and implementation of curricula in resilience management through an open source platform including both academic and not academic organizations. The creation of an innovative virtual interuniversity network, the testing of new teaching methodology as Simulimpresa and the collaborative approach between High European Institutes, business companies and NGOs represent the main innovative aspects of the project.

 

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1 April 2014

Italy: "Course H.E.A.T. Hostile Environment Awareness Training"

heatWithin the Master’s Degree in Development Economics and International Cooperation, organized by Link Campus University and Stam Solution and in partnership with SudgestAid, the HEAT course took place from 27th to 30th March 2014 in Bugnara (Abruzzo).The course focused on the training of civilian personnel going to countries hit by political instability, crime, terrorism and civil war. heat2The goal of the course was to train people interested in their own survival and in the management of their own safety. All activities were carried out under stressful conditions in a simulated reality, following a strict protocol imposed by the ‘’Role Play’ rules. The HEAT course proposed by Link Campus University in partnership with STAM is currently being assessed by the EU board of ENTRi (Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management), which since 2011 has been dealing with the training of personnel engaged in the missions of the European Union, the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Africa Union.

 

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16 March 2014

Yemen: "the Registration Information System FIRST (Flexible Information Registration System)

yemenThe experimentation of the Information Registration System for immigrants from the Horn of Africa has started.
The Yemeni Vice Foreign Minister, Ameer Al Aidros and Mohamed Al Ramli, Chief of the National Authority for Immigration and Passports, officially started up on Monday 17th March the Registration Information System FIRST (Flexible Information Registration System), arranged by SudgestAid and Ancitel within a Project of Cooperation financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs DG for Political Affairs.

yemen2The system, initially composed of three pilot stations, is aimed at facilitating procedures and enlarging the registration capacity for asylum seekers in Yemen, coming especially from the Horn of Africa. “It’s a crucial instrument for the management of a complex phenomenon affecting thousands of immigrants who annually come to a poor country such as Yemen” Mr. Mohamed al Ramli said.yemen3The flexibility of the technical instrument proposed by SudgestAid-Ancitel drives us to analyze the use of this system not only for immigrants’ registration, but also for Yemeni local population’s registration system” Mr.  Al Aidros said.

 

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11 March 2014

Rome: "Seminar on archaeological and religious tourism in UR with the Governor of Thi Qar Yahia Muhammad Abbas Al Nasiry"

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11 December 2013

Iraq: " SudgestAid in Iraq with the ORP (Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi)

iraq 2An ORP (Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi) delegation, led by its Managing Director and Vice President Mons. Liberio Andreatta, is leaving tomorrow from Fiumicino Airport to Iraq.
The delegation will be in Iraq from 12th to 19th December.
The "Prophetic Gesture", an ORP tradition begun in 1991 by Monsignor Andreatta and always blessed by Pope John Paul II will be accomplished. "The Prophetic Gesture is a symbolic one. It is called “Prophetic” because it reminds Biblical signs, the same signs God has accomplished to save people” Monsignor Andreatta said, bringing to Pope Francis the objects that will be brought in Iraq as present to the “men of good will" of that land tortured by so many years of wars, suffering and pain. The Pope blessed the objects before the General Speech of last 4th December.
Monsignor Andreatta is going to lead the pilgrimage in the Abraham’s Home in accordance with what Pope Francis said at the end of his General Speech on 30th  October 2013: “I urge you to pray for our dear Iraqi nation daily hit by tragic episodes of violence so it can find the way of reconciliation, peace, cohesion and stability". Together with John Paul II’s relics that will be placed in the Syrian Catholic Cathedral, also a statue of John Paul II that will be left in the Chaldean Cathedral, a processional icon that will be given to the Armenian Cathedral and a lamp of peace that will be left in the Latin, will be offered.

 

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14 October 2013

EU: " The Lot 7 of the Framework Contract - Governance and Home Affairs"

TEU enghe Lot 7 of the Framework Contract has been awarded to SudgestAid within the consortium led by Ars Progetti.

We are looking for experts in the following fields:

- Human rights;

- Support to democratisation;

- Reinforcement of the rule of law and administration of justice;

- Public administration reform, civil service reform;

- Decentralisation and local development;

- Enhancement of the civil society’s role;

- Home Affairs, fight against organised crime (incl. drugs) and terrorism.

Send us your CV in EU format to the following email address: info@sudgestaid.it

 

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8 October 2013

Iraq: The Italian Initiative in the South of Iraq - The Conference Italy - Iraq

iraqiThe conference hosted by  the Thi Qar Investment Commission and Sudgestaid  with the partnership of Simest and Ice and was opened with the speeches of the Governorate and the Provincial Council. It’s been given a great importance of a development program on cultural and environmental tourism in order to attract investments and partnership in the development of economic relations between the two countries.
The technical reports on the archaeological site of UR and its potential  were held by an Iraqi Expert and Massimo Vidale, Professor of Padua University. The professor Franco D’Agostino of the Sapienza University of Rome has participated to the conferences.
iraq-italySudgestAid has emphasized the role that the Italy can play in the tourism sector and the cultural and environmental context, in particular in the development of the South of Iraq. It has been presented the proposal of a Master Plan. The title is: “FUTURE OF THI QAR”:

 

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23 september 2013

Spain: “Piloting Committee within the ArcheoMed Project”

piloting committeeFrom 16 to 20 September 2013 was held held the fourth meeting of ArcheoMed project Piloting Committee in Spain, to discuss about the coming project phases, and in particular the creation of the network, the monitoring of the implemented activities and the improvements of the project managerial system. Aido hosted the event. Beyond any political, social and economic borders, the Mediterranean countries share a common heritage made up of similar archeological and architectural assets. To fully exploit the potential offered by this Mediterranean heritage, enhance the management of cultural sites and underrated resources, ArcheoMed focuses on the development of an integrated regional policy, building on the concept of a “Mediterranean Cultural District”, with a view of promotion joined ideas and initiatives based on a single communication and marketing strategy. Sudgestaid is partner but also promoter of the project, whose leader is the University of Agrigento. The other partners are AIDO, a Spanish technological company, and two Mediterranean Universities, Yarmouk (Jordan) and Al Quds (Palestine).

 

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25 July 2013

Iraq: Conference Italy-Iraq- "the archaeological, religious and environmental tourism in the South of Iraq (Province of Thi Qar)"

conference-iraqThe Iraqi local authorities, with the support of SudgestAid and the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, decided to promote partnership and investment opportunities in the South of Iraq -in the region of Thi Qar -  through a  program for the development of the archaeological , religious and environmental tourism. The area is one of the richest of oil in Iraq and it is the centre of major investments programs by the national government and international investors. Also it has a great potential for growth in the tourism sector. The conference will be held form 28 September to 2 October and will be full of opportunities for culture and debate, it will see the participation of international experts and institutional representatives that will began to define the guidelines of the program. At the same time an important issue will be the creation of a network among Italian and Iraqi companies in order to promote commercial initiatives related to improvie the condition of services, territorial and agriculture food production, construction, respecting the efforts to reinforce the tourism attraction.

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10 July 2013

Italy-Iraq: An Iraqi delegation of Thi Qar Investment Commission officials comes to Rome for a training course on territorial marketing

terrirorial-marketing-iraqWithin the project for the Thi Qar province economic development financed by DGAP (Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and developed by SudgestAid, ten Thi Qar IC officials came to Rome to attend a training course on leadership. The practical/experiential-oriented course was designed to foster participants’ abilities in attract investments for the valorization and promotion of the territory.
Starting from the definition of mission and vision and the identification of the key values of the area, the training activity has developed the skills of the trainees to build a regional strategic plan and implement the monitoring and communication activity.
The results achieved were very good and the evaluation carried out  by the beneficiaries on the quality and effectiveness of the training has been very positive.

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18 june 2013

Italy: Expandere – Compagnia delle Opere (CDO) – SudgestAid’s Workshop on investments in Iraq

SudgestAid was invited on 18th June 2013 to attend the Workshop “Expandere”, a Compagnia delle Opere’s idea conceived in order to offer a chance of meeting and exchange of opportunities to the enterprises of the territory, thus fostering the development of a network where entrepreneurs can be the key actors. 
Expandere is aimed at fostering the relationships among entrepreneurs by putting them in direct contact, so to make mutual interests meet. Namely, it is a workshop whose participants can make use of a prearranged space and the chance, by meeting other entrepreneurs, to look for new opportunities. 
During the meeting SudgestAid presented the investment potential in Southern Iraq. With this regard, an agreement with CDO was supposed, also in view of the religious tourism SudgestAid is going to develop at specific request of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

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6 june 2013

Italy: Seminar - Lebanon, between the Syrian war Israel

In the framework of the Programme of the Master in Economic Development and International Cooperation, a seminar will be held on 5th July 2013 at Link Campus University about the complex Lebanese scenario between Syrian war and Israel. The seminar will also focus on interreligious dialogue, on the complex coexistence between traditions and cultures and different tribal family systems.  

Contributions:

  • Counselor Francesco Forte ( Chief of the Office III of General Direction of Development Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Maurizio Zandri ( Director of the Master in Economic Development and International Cooperation and General Director of SudgestAid)
  • Elisabetta Trenta (Programme Manager SudgestAid).

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17 april 2013

Italy: “Piloting Committee within the ArcheoMed Project”

archeomed romeFrom 17th to 19th April 2013 the third meeting of ArcheoMed project Piloting Committee was held in Rome, to discuss about the coming project phases, the monitoring of the implemented activities and the improvements of the project managerial system. SudgestAid hosted the event.

Beyond any political, social and economic borders, the Mediterranean countries share a common heritage made up of similar archeological and architectural assets. To fully exploit the potential offered by this Mediterranean heritage, enhance the management of cultural sites and underrated resources, ArcheoMed focuses on the development of an integrated regional policy, building on the concept of a “Mediterranean Cultural District”, with a view of promotion joined ideas and initiatives based on a single communication and marketing strategy.

Sudgestaid is partner but also promoter of the project, whose leader is the University of Agrigento. The other partners are AIDO, a Spanish technological company, and two Mediterranean Universities, Yarmouk (Jordan) and Al Quds (Palestine).

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27 march 2013

Iraq: An Iraqi delegation of Thi Qar Investment Commission officials comes to Rome for a training course on leadership

iraq delegation 1 Within the project for the Thi Qar province economic development financed by DGAP (Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and developed by SudgestAid, nine Thi Qar IC officials came to Rome to attend a training course on leadership. The practical/experiential-oriented course was designed to foster participants’ abilities in the organizing context; starting from the concept of leadership and its declinations, through the classroom testing, we achieved the objective of strengthening the participants’ awareness and knowledge with regard to behaviors, decisions to be made and management of a working group, as well as to the different leader’s communication styles.

The results achieved were very good and the beneficiaries’ evaluation on quality and effectiveness of the training was very positive.

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27 march 2013

Iraq: An institutional Iraqi delegation comes to Rome to launch religious and archeological tourism routes in Mesopotamia

Iraq delegation 2Within the activities of Thi Qar economic development project, financed by DGAP (Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and developed by SudgestAid, religious and archeological tourism was singled out as focal point for local authorities’ interventions for the development and promotion of Italian entrepreneurship in the Province of Thi Qar.

The region has in fact a big growth potential in the field of tourism, identified by the Old Testament as the Garden of Eden, with a priceless natural and cultural heritage, also proved by the abundance of archeological goods. Among these sites, there is the worldwide famous Sumerian Capital of Ur, Abraham’s birth place as well as common ground for the three monotheist religions.

Within this framework, the Iraqi delegation met some Institutional bodies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rome City Council, as well as the organizations for the promotion and support to the Italian entrepreneurship abroad, such as ICE and SIMEST, and Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi with which a pilgrimage to Ur on November 2013, as the end of the Year of Faith, was agreed upon. Such travel will be not only an action of start-up and opening of new routes for ORP, but will also contribute to the promotion of tourism in that area and therefore of every necessary development action and intervention, calling for a deep involvement of the Italian entrepreneurship.

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2 march 2013

Libya: Sudgestaid mission in Libya for the start-up of the “Heritage Police” project

Lybia PolicyFrom 25th Feb to 1st March, some SudgestAid and Stam experts carried out a mission in Libya in order to meet the managers of the Warrior Affair Commission and the Department of Antiquities Demilitarization and veteran reintegration policies are one of the necessary conditions for a country to come back to normal after a war.

SudgestAid has just started up in Libya a project addressed to the Warrior Affair Commission (WAC), Department of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, whose task is to rehab veterans reinstating them into the social/working fabric. With the contribution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SudgestAid is going to make a pilot project for the creation of a Security Unit for the safeguard and tourist development of archeological sites of Leptis Magna, Sabratha, Cirene, also in the framework of the creation of a “cultural heritage police”. The mission carried out at the end of February 2013 was necessary to formally start up the on-site activities and carry out an intervention aimed at fostering a disarmament process for Libyan veterans not inserted in the armed forces and in the police central bodies, thus reducing conflict risks and fostering employment and development in a devised and active framework.

SudgestAid and STAM Solutions experts met WAC Director General, Mr. Mustafa Elsagezli, and the person responsible for Communication, Mr. Aeiman Baaker, in order to agree with them on the project operational procedures. WAC will deal with the selection of veterans who will enter a training programme envisaging basic training modules on local development, archeological sites and the role of security forces on the archeological sites, in addition to the theoretical/practical modules on how to arrange safety for tourists and security of sites. Together with WAC, also the Department of Antiquities will be one of the project beneficiaries. During the mission, SudgestAid experts met its Director, Mr. Nwiji Goma, who confirmed the department’s interest and full support to the programme. By the implementation of this project, SudgestAid will contribute to strengthen the security of archeological sites by fostering their tourist sustainable promotion, to create new job opportunities in a very useful and worldwide visible sector, to test a model of security unit that can foster the birth and the strengthening of a “cultural heritage police” and to create local development elements in the areas involved in the project.

13 february 2013

Afghanistan: Afghan Delegation comes to Italy from 16th to 23rd February

Sudgestaid-Incontri con diverse realtà istituzionali iracheneFrom 16th to 23rd February a workshop will be held in Rome and Genoa in the occasion of the closing of the pilot project "Local Development, Good Governance and strengthening of steering and expense control capacities” financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, co-funded by the University of Genoa and in collaboration with SudgestAid as implementing partner.

This is one of the most important training projects in Afghanistan financed by Italy. The initiative has involved 140 Herat Public Administration officers and officials coming from the 16 Districts that compose the Province, the Governorate Office, ten different operational departments including Agriculture, Public Works, Health, Education, Finance; from the Municipality of Herat and from the Offices of the Provincial Council.

The objective of the training courses, focused on Strategic Planning, Project Cycle Management and Public Procurement, was to strengthen their skills in: making strategic development Plans, coordinating projects, increasing transparency and efficiency in purchasing and procurement procedures . In order to strengthen local institutions’ autonomy and their ability to promote the government of the territory, the teachers chosen for the implementation of the courses were all Afghan, from University of Herat, supported by a specific Training of Trainers course taught by Italian and international expert trainers and thanks to a distance learning support platform that will keep in constant contact the University of Genoa, SudgestAid, the University of Herat and the course participants.

The workshop envisages:

  • Meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with the Italian Development Cooperation for the submission and evaluation of project results;
  • Seminars on Strategic Planning, Project Cycle Management and Public Procurement and on the implementation of the assistance platform / distance learning;
  • Meetings with local and regional Italian institutional authorities in order to exchange experiences.

The overall coordination of the above-mentioned activities, contents, organization and logistics of operations will be ensured by the project staff of the of University of Genoa and SudgestAid.

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10 february 2013

Italy: Master in Development economy and International cooperation (2013- 2014)

Master MESCOIThe Master is organized by Link Campus University and SudgestAid and it aims at training experts in economy of development and in cooperation. The training path foresees lectures, thematic workshop and a final internship.
The professional profile acquired thanks to the Master is aimed to respond to the growing need of specialized professional figure able to work both at European and international level in the field of planning, evaluation and implementation of development policies.
The Master aims at developing specialized vocational skills which will help to identify the most suitable development path to tackle the new international challenges, especially in difficult contexts. At the end of the master participants will be able to:

  • Analyse the context variables which affect economic and social development;
  • Contribute to the planning of integrated development policies;
  • Identify appropriate tools to implement the policies;
  • Coordinate development programs throughout their whole cycle;
  • Interact with key stakeholders involved in international cooperation activities;
  • Negotiate and mitigate conflict situations between actors and stakeholders involved in international cooperation activities.

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