INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CULTURE AND CREATIVITY FOR STRENGHTENING COOPERATION
UCLG-MEWA has participated in the international workshop among Kütahya Municipality and Pecs Municipality that was held in the framework of Town Twinning Program by EU Grant Scheme.
VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON CITY DIPLOMACY AND LOCAL GOVERNANCE
With the decision of the UCLG-MEWA Congress held in Amman on 9-10 July 2019, the Committee on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy and the Committee on Local Governance were united under the name of “Committee on City Diplomacy and Local Governance”.
“BIG DATA AND OPEN DATA” CONCEPTS WERE DISCUSSED AT UCLG-MEWA CONGRESS
One of the eight sessions held during the Congress focused on “The Challenges and Opportunities for Big Data and Open Data for Local Governments”.
Congress Preparations with President Şahin
Fatma Şahin, Mayor of Gaziantep and UCLG-MEWA President for 2016-2019 term, visited the General Secretariat of UCLG-MEWA prior to UCLG-MEWA Congress which will be held from 9-10 July 2019 in Amman, the capital city of Jordan.
VISIT BY THE MAYOR OF MERSİN
UCLG-MEWA continues to review its work with the Presidency Council. In this context; Vahap Seçer, who was elected as the Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality, the cochairman of UCLG-MEWA, and Mayor of Yenişehir (Mersin) Abdullah Özyiğit visited UCLG-MEWA on June 14th.
UCLG-MEWA VISIT to GEBZE MUNICIPALITY
Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, and his delegation visited Zinnur Büyükgöz, who was elected as the Mayor of Gebze and who also serves as UCLG Treasurer for the 2016-2019 Period.
Arab Towns Organization (ATO) General Conference and Executive Board
Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, had participated in the 18th General Conference and Executive Board at the Arab Towns Organization (ATO), in Amman, Jordan, on 24-25 June 2019. The conference was organized jointly by ATO and Greater Amman Municipality at Hussein Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan.
POWER THE REVOLUTION FOR CLIMATE ACTION PROJECT CLOSING MEETING
Closing Meeting organized within the context of “Power the Revolution for Climate Action Project" was held on 13 June 2019, under the auspices of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality. In the event, Mehmet Duman, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General, moderated the session titled “Building Environmentally Resilient Cities”.
UCLG-MEWA Co-President Saadie’s Istanbul Contacts
UCLG-MEWA Presidency continues to meet with local governments representatives in the MEWA region. Within this context, Mohamed Saadie, UCLG-MEWA Co-President and President of Union Municipalities of Dannieh, paid a series of official visits to local governments in Istanbul.
VISITING KADIKOY MUNICIPALITY
On 28 May 2019, UCLG-MEWA Secretary General and his accompanying delegation visited Şerdil Dara Odabaşı, Mayor of Kadıköy, in his office. In the local elections held on 31 March 2019 in Turkey, one of the countries of the MEWA Region, Şerdil Dara Odabaşı was selected as the Mayor of Kadıköy.
THE PROTOCOL BETWEEN ACADEMIA, UCLG-MEWA AND WALD
UCLG-MEWA, World Academy for Local Government and Democracy (WALD) and Rumeli University Global Policy Application and Research Center (RUPAM) signed a cooperation protocol on 27 May 2019. The protocol was made within the context of the Migration, Urban Development, and Urban Liveability Project.
AWARENESS RAISING SEMINAR ON THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
Awareness Raising Seminar on the Protection of Cultural Heritage”, organized by Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, took place on 9-10 May 2019
VISIT OF THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN TO UCLG-MEWA
Kourosh Moghtaderi, cultural attaché at the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran, visited UCLG-MEWA General Secretariat, on 26 April 2019.
MEETINGS OF UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND CITY DIPLOMACY & COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT
Members of the UCLG-MEWA Committees on Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy, and Environment, two of the committees of UCLG-MEWA established in the thematic areas, gathered in Ramallah, Palestine, on 15-16 April 2019.