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A request to promote economic and environmental competitiveness in high Andean basins

Lima, July 7, 2014

The head of the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (Mimp), Carmen Omonte, today stressed the need to build private and public spaces to promote the economic and environmental competitiveness in the high Andean basins of Peru.

In closing the public hearing "Water Management, Governance and Competitiveness", held in the Congress, Omonte stated effective conservation, management and use of water as key elements in developing the country’s agricultural sector.

She pointed to a group of farmers in the upper watershed of Lurin in the Huarochirí province--located within the Lima region—who have increased their production by effectively escalating their water capacity to over one million cubic meters.

Omonte recalled that formal banking standards nowadays require a greater assurance in productivity, associativity, and insurance markets for small farmers who often do not have access to such resources. Nevertheless, the group of farmers in Lurin is an example of a group successfully raising its performance capacity.

A bill designed to further develop Mancomunidades on a national scale

Monday, July 07, 2014

Congressmen José León and Modesto Julca presented a bill designed to further develop mancomunidades, grouping of municipalities, nationwide. This initiative is sponsored by "Water Management, Governance and Territorial Competitiveness."

Both leaders today presented the bill to enable the development and strengthening of municipalities, and thus enhance the decentralization process in our country.

The project proposes to grant ownership of budgetary sheets to the mancomunidades, enabling them to fund development projects in favor of districts and provinces that make it up, all territorial approach.

"The mancomunidades are the basic cells of decentralization, but they have not achieved their development as expected, precisely because they lack budget statement. Our proposal may do development work of water, roads, productive and agricultural projects, and that will access funds from various state programs, such as 'Mi Riego' and the Fund for the Promotion of Regional Public Investment and Local (Foniprel) "said Julca.

Meanwhile, Leon said the incentives proposed for the Commonwealths, allow them to have better water management and development territorial approach in agricultural production.

The Congressman Modesto Julca also released his proposal for productive funds valued at 4,700 million soles, "to achieve real 'shock' investment in rural and recover their productive capacity."

Leon and Julca presented their proposals in Congress, during the public hearing 'Water Management, Governance and Competitiveness', an event which was organized by the respective offices and the Global Center for Development and Democracy. The Minister of Women, Carmen Omonte, closed the event.

New public management and leadership for democratic governance and social inclusion"

June 19

ESAN, as part of its 50th anniversary, and the Global Center for Development and Democracy (CGDD) have joined forces to bring world-renowned political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, along with six former Latin American presidents to participate in an international conference called the "New public management and leadership for democratic governance and social inclusion.”

Among the leaders who will participate include: Ernesto Samper, former president of Colombia; Tuto Quiroga and Carlos Mesa, former presidents of Bolivia; Nicolás Ardito Barletta, former president of Panama; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico; and Alejandro Toledo, former president of Peru.

The conference aims to promote an open dialogue between Fukuyama and the former presidents, who provide insights based on their experiences and knowledge on issues of democratic governance, public integrity, and leadership training for public management and prospective scenarios in Latin America. The conference will focus on how to ensure that economic growth in the region is accompanied by an effective state that delivers measurable and tangible results for all.

Advocacy to systematize the experience of Lurin Watershed Model

This was the main conclusion of the webinar held today at 1 pm by MIF-IDB, Washington.

NEW CHALLENGE: After strengthening and sustaining the Watershed Model Lurin, we are now advancing to the ADVOCACY stage to systematize the experience, methodological transfer tools, and replicate this model of rural development in other parts of the country and the Andean region.

We focus now on sensitizing decision makers to make this successful experience of efficient water management, agricultural innovation, partnership and market become a STATE POLICY.

This was one of the most important conclusions of the discussion online today organized by the MIF-IDB, Washington. This project involved six districts of the Upper Basin of Lurin, managed by the Global Center for Development and Democracy.

The event was held at 1pm in Lima. The main speakers were Elizabeth Minaya MIF and Juan Sánchez Barba, coordinator of the project "Territorial Development and employment generation in the Lurín River CGDD.

The Lurin River Basin is located southwest of Lima and was benefited by the project "Territorial Development and Employment Generation in Lurín basin", implemented by the Global Center for Development and Democracy (CGDD) and the Centre for Research, Education and Development (CIED).

As part of the work of territorial management model developed at the basin level, the model will ultimately serve as a basis for the development of public policies aimed at sustainable water management and economic development with a focus on the market in Andean watersheds.

Message from The Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation

5th December 2013

It is with the deepest regret that we have learned of the passing of our founder, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa will shortly make further official announcements.

We want to express our sadness at this time. No words can adequately describe this enormous loss to our nation and to the world.

We give thanks for his life, his leadership, his devotion to humanity and humanitarian causes. We salute our friend, colleague and comrade and thank him for his sacrifices for our freedom. The three charitable organisations that he created dedicate ourselves to continue promoting his extraordinary legacy.

Hamba Kahle Madiba


We will update this information when the Presidency makes further announcements about funeral and memorial arrangements.

To support the government and the Mandela family we will endeavour where possible to assist with access to information.


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