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AWEPA-NIMD Benin Joint Programme Meetings held in the Hague

5-7 November 2014

AWEPA-NIMD Benin Joint Programme Meetings held in the Hague

AWEPA-NIMD Benin Joint Programme Meetings held in the Hague

The Hague, the Netherlands – AWEPA-NIMD Benin Joint Programme Team met in the Hague and Amsterdam for meetings on programme coordination  and activity planning for the end of 2014 and 2015.

This programme is focused on strengthening the parliament and political parties in Benin and bridging the gap that exists between them.

NIMD and AWEPA staff were joined by their Programme Coordinator in Cotonou,  Mr. Francis Laleyè and former Director of NIMD’s Malian Programme, Mr. Augustin Cissé, who is also supporting the Benin programme.

A preliminary action plan for 2015 was outlined as well as ways to strengthen programme coordination and interventions towards expected outcomes. The Benin Joint Programme team visited the Dutch Parliament and was received by Hon. Ingrid De Caluwé, MP, member of the VVD party and member of AWEPA’s Dutch section, for a brief exchange on the programme and relevant political development in Benin.