Decentralised cooperation is a program of actions jointly implemented by two local groups, one in France (town, metropolis, department or region) and another in another country. A convention is signed by local administrators on both sides. Both partners provide funds. A decentralized cooperation between two local bodies enable them to get funds from other partners. Associations or NGO’s can be entrusted with implementing actions (in France or in the country concerned).

The decentralized cooperation between Cesson-Sévigné and the Dankassari rural community was signed in 2009. There isn’t any time deadline. AESCD in France and RAEDD in Niger are the associations in charge of implementing it.

A new decentralised cooperation convention between Cesson and Dankassari was agreed on for 2018-2020,
Funding from the Town of Cesson is devoted to:

  • actions promoting women’s health and self-reliance,
  • economic development and micro-loans, so as to promote activities generating an income,
  • training
    The agreement was renewed in 2021-2023.

Both communes also pledge to encourage every sustainable development action in Dankassari, particularly by preferring tenders from public or institutional bodies,
The decentralized Cesson-Dankassari cooperation and all its partners take action in various sectors of social life, and they have implemented numerous activities since 2009, within the framework of a development project of the whole of Dankassari villages, involving many partners.

See for 2009-2013, for 2013-2016, for 2017-2018, for 2018-2020, and for 2021-2023.

Sustainable development actions are indeed carrying on in Dankassari in 2021-2023


Report on decentralized cooperation Cesson-Sévigné Dankassari 2009-2021

Sustainable Development in the Dankassari villages : 2020-2021

The Mayor of Dankassari’s visit to Cesson-Sévigné

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