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IDW 2015: FCM International celebrates municipal engagement
During Canada's International Development Week, from February 1 - 7, FCM and member municipalities across Canada will be showcasing the important community-to-community exchanges fostered by FCM International projects. Thanks to our municipal experts and nearly 50 participating Canadian municipalities, FCM continues to elevate Canada's international development efforts. See how engagement at the local level affects global change, and join our municipal experts for a webinar on Thursday, February 4. Find IDW content on Facebook and Twitter at #IDW2015.
Canada's connection to a global network of municipalities
For more than 25 years, FCM has paired Canadian municipal experts with peers in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean to share knowledge, solve problems, deliver services and forge closer connections.
Our international initiatives promote economic development, empower local governments and encourage civic participation. We work with municipalities to strengthen their private sectors and help them become more environmentally sustainable. When natural disasters strike, we lend local governments the expertise they need to respond, recover and restore safety and security.
Benefits at home and abroad
Our programs and projects harness Canadian leadership in management, administration, engineering, urban planning, economic development, diversity, gender equality and intergovernmental relations. The experts who participate return to their Canadian communities with innovations, practical new ideas, and richer skills as professionals.