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Ministry of Foreign Affairs hiring first Director of the newborn Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

farnesinaThe Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently published a public notice for the selection of candidates to be submitted to the Minister for the appointment of the Director of the Italian Development Cooperation Agency. Till September the 14th the Ministry is accepting applications to identify who will lead the Italian Cooperation in the next four years. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, professional qualification and proven experience in the field of development cooperation, advanced level of proficiency in English, at least 10 years of postgraduate work experience, of which at least 3 in development cooperation and at least 5 years in executive or managerial functions. Read more ›

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New law and new minister, what comes next in Italian development cooperation?

SUDAN-CHRISTIAN/CONVERTOn August the 28th the new Italian bill on Development Cooperation entered into force upon the publication in the national Official Journal, the new law is numbered 125/2014. While the debate and the reform process lasted over 20 years, the law should lead to concrete results in the next three/six months. So far the only visible sign is the change of the name of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs into Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Another major change has occurred from the date of publication of the law. Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini has been appointed to succeed Catherine Ashton as high representative and head of the EU External Action Service. It means that the Renzi’s government will soon appoint a new Foreign Minister Read more ›

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Italian Cooperation approves two emergency initiatives for South Sudan and Ethiopia

Until March 28 Italian NGOs can submit project proposals to contribute to the initiatives of emergency approved by the Italian Cooperation for South Sudan and Ethiopia. Both programs will be managed by the Italian Cooperation through the UTL of Addis Ababa. The first is the initiative of emergency in favor of the south Sudanese population affected by the crisis (AID 10092) and the second for the reduction of risk in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health in southern Ethiopia (AID 9386 – Phase III). Read more ›

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Federica Mogherini is the new Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs

It has been less than a year since complex political wrangling over Italy’s finances resulted in the formation of a new Italian government, led by Enrico Letta. But with confidence in Letta’s premiership waning he resigned earlier this month, sparking a vote among members of the ruling centre-left Democratic Party that saw Matteo Renzi elected leader. Renzi’s first act as prime minister was to nominate a Cabinet, whose composition marks a first in the country’s history: Women make up half of it, including the one at the helm of the ministry in charge of Italian development cooperation. Who is Federica Mogherini and how will she impact Italian aid policy? Read more ›

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Why the new Italian Aid Agency should not be based in Rome

In the ongoing process towards the new law on co-operation it is clear that little or nothing can be changed during the short parliamentary passage that, barring unforeseen circumstances , could start in March. The deputy minister Pistelli speaks of a parliamentary path of approximately 15 months until the drafting of the decrees and the statutes that establish the Agency. The Agency seems to be the only real chance to make a change in the Italian Cooperation. Until now, the debate has been characterized by the fear that the newly-formed agency can become a heavy wagon, many think that it is an investment too costly and therefore unpopular in the current context. Read more ›

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Italian Council of Ministers approves new law on Development Cooperation

consiglio-ministriThe reform of the Italian law on development cooperation has reached last Friday the Council of Ministers for its approval. After 27 years, the bill signed by Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli will substitute the current obsolete legislation setting a new course of Italian foreign policy in the field of development aid and international cooperation. After this first approval the bill will take the path of parliament chambers for amendments and final approval.  Read more ›

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