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07 February 2012

A LEDA director named governor

Heber Cabrera, former director of  ADEL Ixcán in Guatemala, has been named governor of  Quiché Department in Guatemala, after having recognized his commitment and talent in promoting local economic development, job creation and support to disadvantaged population from his privileged position.   ADEL Ixcán, established in 1993 in the framework of UNDP/UNOPS PRODERE Program financed by...

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25 January 2012

Bocconi University assigns a graduate thesis on LEDAs

Professor Francesco Longo, faculty of Economics of Bocconi University (Italy), has recently assigned a graduate thesis in Public Network Management titled “The determinants of the performance of knowledge transfer in public and international networks: the ILS LEDA case”, confirming a strong interest by a prestigious European university on the theme of local economic development agencies and their networks. The reference to...

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23 January 2012

How the Guarantee Fund supports small producers in Albania

Elvis Harapi is one of many farmers in Shkodra Region, who decided to return from emigration two years ago and start a family-owned business for dairy processing products in Melgusha village , Shkodra region. Elvis applied to UNDP ART GOLD 2 Programme through the Local Economic Development Agency TEULEDA, a project partner, to obtain a loan from the Guarantee Fund Scheme, in order to expand his business activity. Thanks to the loan...

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03 January 2012

Auleda is "Protagonist of the Year 2011" in Vlore

Auleda (Local economic development agency of Vlore - Albania), which is part of ILS LEDA network, has been recently awarded by a Committee of Vlora Municipality as PROTAGONIST OF THE YEAR 2011.   THE PROTAGONIST OF THE YEAR is an annual event promoted by Vlore Municipality to award 10 individuals or organizations that have contributed to the promotion and development of the city of Vlore.   The event took place last...

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28 December 2011

First ILS LEDA mission in Afghanistan

An ILS LEDA mission took place in Afghanistan from November 05th to December 14th 2011.   The mission has been carried out on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Development Cooperation Office, in the framework of the Italian Cooperation Governance Programme (AID 9595) aimed at supporting the Governatorate of Herat Province in order to re-organize and optimize governance processes at provincial level.   The...

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20 December 2011

ILS LEDA first mission in Indonesia

An ILS LEDA mission took place in Indonesia in the framework of the ART GOLD Indonesia Program from 31st of July to 15th of August 2011. The mission was aimed at following objectives: To conduct a rapid assessment of the ‘LED context and current situation’, through combined reference to national and local (NTT) levels; To assess the potential relevance and opportunity for further dissemination of the UNDP...

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16 December 2011

ILS LEDA supports the LEDA network and the Government of Colombia for the national policy for local economic development

ILS LEDA received a request from the National Network of Colombian LEDAs (ADELCO), to support the Government in developing a national policy on local economic development. In this context, a first mission of the ILS LEDA Coordinator has been carried out to discuss the approach and preliminary steps. The ADELCO Network has organized for this purpose a working group that met in the capital, and meetings in Cali and Medellin. In each of...

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14 December 2011

ILS LEDA at the HDCA Conference of Le Hague

Andrea Agostinucci presented the ILS LEDA paper “The Local Economic Development approach: Potentialities and limits of ART Initiative through the analysis of study cases” at the Conference of the HDCA: "Innovation, Development & Human Capabilities", on September 6-8, 2011, at The Hague (Netherlands).   HDCA (Human Development and Capability Association) was founded by Prof. Amartya Sen, and it aims at...

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12 December 2011

ILS LEDA Mission in Albania_ October 2011

  An ILS LEDA mission took place in Albania from 17 to 25 October 2011. The mission was aimed at three main objectives: to revise the progress in the Albanian LEDAs path towards the new perspective of territorial integrated agency and to recommend future actions; to support the ART GOLD Albania 2 Initiative in assisting the national government for a national policy for LEDAs; to coordinate possible synergies with...

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25 November 2011

Fifth Mediterranean Beekeeping Forum

The Fifth Mediterranean Beekeeping Forum entitled "The role of beekeeping for environmental protection and biodiversity: new scientific approaches", will take place in Foligno (Italy) on 26 November 2011. The event is organized by Mediterranean Beekeeping Forum (MBF), by FELCOS Umbria, APAU (Associazione Produttori Apistici Umbria) and by UNDP ART, with the support of Regione Umbria and the Città di Foligno.   The...

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16 November 2011

ILS LEDA participated to the International Forum of Social and Solidarity Economy in October

 ILS LEDA and ADEL Ixcán joint participated to International Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy - FIESS 2011, held from 17th to 20th October in Montreal, with an invitation from the organizers to present a report on the experience of LEDAs in general and on LEDA of Ixcán (Guatemala) in particular. Forum on Social and Solidarity Economy - FIESS is a large annual event on community-based approaches to social and...

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09 November 2011

ILS LEDA and ADELCO in support to a new national policy for local economic development

 An agreement between ILS LEDA and the Colombian network of LEDAs (ADELCO) is going to be signed, aimed at the elaboration of a framework for governmental policies on local economic development.  The national network of Local Economic Development Agencies of Colombia includes the following LEDAs: ADEPROA, ADRA, APRODEL, Water House, DINOSAURS, METROPOLITAN NARIÑO, URABA, VELEZ, and ZAPATOSA.    ADELCO, which...

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25 October 2011

The paper “Overview and learned lessons on Local Economic Development, Human Development, and Decent Work” written by Giancarlo Canzanelli for ILO – International Labour Office in 2001, has been recently selected as reading in the framework of the MSc (Master of Science) Local Economic Development offered by the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics.   The reading is part of...

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21 October 2011

ILS LEDA mission in Morocco

 A Giancarlo Canzanelli mission in Morocco was held between 18 and 24 September, with the aim of assisting the ART GOLD Program in supporting the national government and the actors of the Oriental Region in defining policies and strategies for regional economic development. A workshop in Rabat - at the UNDP premises - with UNDP functionaries, the national government and other key actors, a workshop in Oujda -at the premises of the...

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14 October 2011

AULEDA is a LEDA for Human Development

In the framework of IQUAL Program, ILS LEDA is pleased to announce that AULEDA – Local Economic Development Agency of Vlore (Albania) has been officially certified as a LEDA for human development and got the Pink Sunflower quality label. IQUAL is a program to improve the quality of LEDAs for human development. It aims to be an instrument to help Local Economic Development Agencies in achieving accredited performance in promoting...

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