The Regions4 Visiting Experts Program fosters bilateral cooperation, capacity building and knowledge transfer among Regions4 members. The objective of the program is to improve the knowledge and capacity of technical experts to help them address their professional and often common challenges, and ultimately produce more effective and efficient results in the development of their daily duties.
The program fosters descentralised cooperation (North-South and South-South) by providing a stipend that allows visiting experts to cover their travel and accommodation expenses.
Since its launch, in 2015, 8 member regions have received training and have improved their capacities in climate change, sustainable development and biodiversity issues.
The regions of Azuay and Sao Paulo had the chance to have a learning experience in the Basque Country; Goias visited Sao Paolo to deepen its knowledge on forest and biodiversity management. Gossas had a stay in Quebec to learn on biodiversity, climate change fight and renewable energies.
The call welcomes the proposals from all Regions4 members willing to travel to a fellow member region and learn from them.
Participating experts are encouraged to share and spread their acquired knowledge among their peers and among other Regions4 members.
The purpose of the Visiting Experts Program is to strengthen the capacities of Regions4’s members through a learning experience on institutional, technical and financial issues related to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development.
Since its launch in 2014, the following regions have benefited from the program: