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This project has received funding from the Directorate General for Globalization and Global Issues (DGMO) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

THE BLUE & GREEN PROJECT

NEWSLETTER n.2 - February 2023

DEAR READER,

Welcome to the second newsletter of the B&G Project. We took off in February 2022 with the aim to contribute at the social development of local communities in Dakar and Kampala. Environmental and socio-economic policies should be considered the regulating elements of economic growth and preconditions for making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (ref. to SDG 11). In many Region and Countries the vulnerability of local communities is increasing, contradicting resilience and environmental sustainability, but it is also evident that the participation of people and communities in decision-making is very effective to build resilient and inclusive societies. In Senegal and Uganda, small and micro enterprises are already playing a vital role in promoting and implementing economic alternatives that allow for social equity in the economy. The green and blue economy vision remarks the need to improve human well-being and social equity, while reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The focus is for instance on transport, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, marine and coastal resources, that should be implemented incorporating strategies to address climate mitigation and adaptation. The dialogue between institutions and communities is any case crucial to make societies resilient, to facilitate multi-stakeholder approaches, to be able to respond to economic crises and natural disasters by putting ecosystems, social equity and poverty reduction at the forefront.

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New on-going projects funded by MAECI

Socio-Economic Stability Action in Brazzaville – Food policies and sustainable management of agri-food markets.

The project aims to direct the decision-making system in Brazzaville to develop resilient and sustainable food systems, with strong integration between rural and urban areas, reducing food wastage as a precondition for peace, stability and community security.

The specific objective is to contribute to the improvement of urban utilities by proposing good practices of food waste reduction and management, creating the conditions for a participatory dialogue between local communities, institutions and the private sector.

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FISH: Socio-economic stability in Senegal, Uganda and Tanzania developing Urban Food Policies (PUC) in the small scale fishery sector in Dakar, Kampala and Zanzibar

The project aims to develop technical professionalism and entrepreneurial skills in the actors of the fishery, for the sustainability of the fishing system and the reduction of conflicts.

The pursuit of this objective will enable the dialogue between public and private actors essential to contain conflicts in the value chain of fisheries products. This will be achieved through a multifunctional approach, developing food policies, as well as entrepreneurial skills, by training trainers in the associations of professionals in the fisheries value chain.

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This project has received funding from the Directorate General for Globalization and Global Issues (DGMO) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).