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Club de Madrid engagement in the LEND Network

Club de Madrid engagement in the LEND Network

March 29, 2012

The Club de Madrid is a partner in the “Leaders engaged in New Democracies (LEND) network”; an initiative recently announced by the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, and the Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.

 

This network aims to establish an e-platform that will support, in an initial phase, Tunisian and Moldavian political leadership and policy makers in effectively leading their countries’ transitions towards democracy. For this initiative, the Club de Madrid is partnering with the U.S. State Department, Community of Democracies and with OpenText (a software and internet technology company that develops the platform).

The first activity of this project is a meeting in Tunis with governmental representatives from Moldova and Tunisia, and nine democratic transition experts from other countries. In addition, Club de Madrid Members will offer to the participants their governmental experience in different important fields, such as reforming the economic sector and political processes, building strong institutions, creating transparent and accountable judicial sector, and strengthening civil society.

The Club de Madrid involvement in this project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida).

To read the media note click here: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/03/186982.htm

(Picture taken from the front page of state.gov)

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