Algeria: Launch of a programme financed by the EU for supporting local sustainable development
November 2, 2018
PADSEL-NOA, (le Programme d’appui au développement local durable et aux actions sociales du Nord-Ouest de l’Algérie [the support programme for local sustainable development and social actions in North West Algeria]) was launched this week in Algiers, Algeria. The programme, co-financed by the European Union and Algeria, is targeting 6 wilayas (provinces) in the North West (Chlef, Ain Defla, Médéa and the Western Highlands for Saida, Tiaret and Tissemsilt), with the aim of revitalising local territories by stimulating inclusive and sustainable social and economic development. It will also support the creation of income-generating activities in agriculture, livestock farming or even tourism. The focus will be on groups of end-users such as local stakeholders, project sponsors, in particular vulnerable and disadvantaged people within the towns, unemployed young people, women and people with disabilities, targeted by the Ministry for Solidarity.
The total cost of the programme is EUR 43.5 million, of which 20 million is being contributed by the European Union.