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Antennas

Africa

Bamako
Bangui
Dakar
Antananarivo
Abidjan

North America

Mexico D.F

South America

Buenos Aires
Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile

Asia - Pacific

Pune
Seoul

Europe

Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Barcelona
Athens
Barcelona

Middle East

Amman
Mashhad

The mission of the Metropolis Women International Network, introduced in Berlin in 2005, is to create an international exchange and cooperation space for women who hold a political position either by election or appointment and female executives, directors and individuals operating in the local and metropolitan environment.

GOALS

Its main goals are to improve female representation in local government and decision-making processes with local and metropolitan authorities and to facilitate the dissemination of experiences and good practices related with good governance.

REGIONALIZATION

The specific nature of the Network lies in its regional sections which constitute essential links for the dissemination of information and the coordination of activities and initiatives. The different sections are located in Abidjan, Amman, Athens, Bamako, Bangui, Barcelona, Brussels, Dakar, Estado de México, Mashhad, Pune and Seoul. Other regional sections shall be added in line with member interests. The main functions of the sections are to publicize information about the Network, to start up and coordinate activities intended for developing a better understanding of local problems and to get women involved in local and city governments.

ACTION PLAN 2009-2011

The Office of the Presidency, and the Network Secretariat, City of Montreal, shall ensure the application of the 2009-2011 Action Plan, which comprises the following elements:

  • 1) Development of the Network

    The Network Secretariat shall promote the development of the regional sections and support them in organizing their activities and associations to take local peculiarities like language, culture, etc. into account; attract more active women in the cities in their regions, and raise the quota of Network women members.

  • 2) Organization of international women’s forums

    The Network shall host two international forums. Bearing the international calendar and Metropolis’s own commitments in mind, they are scheduled to be held in 2009 and 2011. The forums shall be organized in conjunction with cities, the regional sections and international organizations.

  • 3) Participation in similar international organizations and events

    The Network’s ever-increasing recognition has come about through its representatives’ participation in similarly-themed international events and organizations, such as the 4th World Urban Forum. Its visibility and influence are one way of attracting more members to Metropolis and its related activities.

  • 4) Training

    The Network shall organize training activities in collaboration with the Metropolis International Training Institute and other international organizations. Training sessions shall respond to the specific needs of Network members and the challenges facing women in cities. Depending on the issue concerned, sessions shall be open to both men and women, or shall address women’s requirements specifically. The Network intends to organize two sessions per year and to continue to encourage its members to take part in the general Metropolis training program.

  • 5) Cooperation

    Collaboration with international organizations dedicated to similar or complementary issues (e.g., UN-Habitat, UCLG, etc.) is essential for optimizing resources and making a bigger impact on matters related to women in cities. Cooperation with the UN-Habitat ‘gender’ programs is currently being discussed.

Administrative representative

Ms. María Marta Pirán

General Director of  Territorial Development

Secretary of Habitat and Inclusion

mmpiran@buenosaires.gob.ar

Tel. (+5411) 5552-6500

Av. Roque Sáenz Peña 832 – Piso 8

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Political representative

Mme. Samaké Hawa Diakité

Advisor
Mayor of the District of Bamako

hawadiakite@gmail.com

Copy to: Mr. Mahamane Toure Mahalmadane
Director of Twinning and Decentralised Cooperation
Mayor of the District of Bamako BP 256

djcdmairiebko@yahoo.fr
Tel: +223 20 22 06 68
fax: +223 20 22 55 40
Mob. +223 66 72 29 08

Administrative representative

Mme. Camara Fatimata Traore

Labor administration
S / C Association of Municipalities of Mali
fatimatacamarafr@yahoo.fr

Political representative

Mme. Catherine SAMBA PANZA

Former Mayor of Bangui

Tel : +236 75 70 65 75
sambapanza@yahoo.fr

Political representative

Mme. Soham El Wardini

Deputy Mayor of Dakar
In charge of culture and tourism

Tel: (221) 776 391 336
        (221) 70796575
sohamelwardini@hotmail.com

Administrative representative

Mme. Aminata Thiam Ly

Head Office for Marketing and Tourism Promotion

City of Dakar

Tel: (221) 776 514 204
thiamami2003@yahoo.fr

Political representative

Mtra. Beatriz Santamaría Monjaraz

General Director of the Mexico City Women's Institute

Tacuba 76, 5th floor, Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtémoc, CP. 06020
Mexico DF
T: +52 55 5510 3464
     +52 55 5512 2762 106 101 and extensions
E: bsantamariam@df.gob.mx

www.inmujeres.df.gob.mx

http://www.inmujer.df.gob.mx/index.jsp

Administrative representative

Lic. Aura Ibett Gutiérrez Zarate

Advisor to the General Director of the Mexico City Women's Institute

Tacuba 76, 5th floor, Col. Centro, Del. Cuauhtémoc CP. 06020
Mexico D.F.
T: +52 55 55122792, Extension 105
E: auraelige2006@gmail.com

Political representative

Ms. Marina KLEMENSIEWICZ

Secretary of Habitat and Inclusion

Ministry of Economic Development

Government of the City of Buenos Aires

 

Av. Roque Sáenz Peña 832 – Piso 8

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Tel. (+5411) 5552-6500

marinak@buenosaires.gob.ar

www.buenosaires.gob.ar/sechi

www.facebook.com/SecHabitat

Administrative representative

Sra. Raquel Munt

General Director of Inclusion

Secretary of Habitat and Inclusion

rmunt@buenosaires.gob.ar

Av. Roque Sáenz Peña 832 – Piso 8

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tel. (+5411) 5552-6500

Political representative

Sra. María Antonieta SAA

Regional Councillor

Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile

President of the Education and Culture Commission

Tel. 569-9-8743950

http://www.gobiernosantiago.cl/

Political representative

Sra. Paula GÁRATE

Regional Councillor

Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile

Tel. 569-5 2080621

Tel. 569-9-1215730

Administrative representative

Dr. Youngmi Cho

Deputy Director
Policy Research Department
Seoul Foundation of Women and Family
Tel: 82-2-810-5061

Fax: 82-2-810-5003
e-mail: ymc2020@hanmail.net/ ymcho@seoulwomen.or.kr

Political representative

Ms. Vandana H. Chavan

Member of Parliament, Government of India (Former Mayor of the city of Pune)

« Yashodhan », 212/51, Rambaug Colony

Pune 411 030
Phone and fax : +91-20-24333190
Mobile: +91 9422029000
E: vandanahchavan@hotmail.com;

http://www.aiilsg.org/

Administrative representative

Dr. Sneha Palnitkar

 

Director, Sthanikraj Bhavan C.D. Barfiwala Marg

Andheri (West), Mumbai - 400 058 INDIA

E: dir.rcues@aiilsg.org; aiilsg@bom3.vsnl.net.in; /
    dg@aiilsg.org/ contact@aiilsg.org

Political representative

Dr. Sook Jin Lee

President of the Seoul Foundation of Women and Family

E: leesjdream@seoulwomen.or.kr
cc: khmun@seoulwomen.or.kr
Tel: 82-2-81-5010

http://www.seoulwomen.or.kr/nhpeng/

Administrative representative

Ms. Kihyun Mun

International Project Coordinator
International Relations
Seoul Foundation of Women and Family

E: munboss1@naver.com
Tel. +82 2 810 5063
Fax. +82 2 810 5197

Political representative

Mme. Anne Claes

Head of Delegation

Director of External Relations
Ministry of the Brussels Capital Region

Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 20
1000 Bruxelles
Belgique
Tel: +32 (0) 2 800 37 47
E: aclaes@sprb.irisnet.be

http://www.bruxelles.irisnet.be/a-propos-de-la-region/le-gouvernement-regional

Administrative representative

Mme. Sophie Willaumez

External Relations Directorate - Bilateral Relations unit

Ministry of the Brussels Capital Region

Bld du Jardin Botanique 20
1000 Bruxelles
Belgique
Tel : +32 (0) 2 800 37 40
Fax : +32 (0) 2 800 38 20
E: swillaumez@sprb.irisnet.be

Political representative

Ms. Manal Alabdallat

Director
Metropolis Women International Network
MENA Regional office
Amman- Jordan
Tel: +962 465 0413
Fax +962 6 4650413

P.O.Box,132 Amman 11118, Jordan
E: winmetropolis@ammancity.gov.jo
   manal.ab@ammancity.gov.jo

Administrative representative

Ms. Manal Mohammad

Staff
manal.mm@ammancity.gov.jo

Direct number: +962 6 4603690
Municipality tel number : +96264636111 ext 2528
Fax +962 6 4650413

http://www.ammancity.gov.jo/en/gam/index.asp

Political representative

Ms. Fatemeh GHAYOUR

Elected Member of the Council
Islamic City Council of Mashhad
Iman Khomeini Sq. Mashhad, I.R. IRAN
E: ghayour@mashhadisco.ir

C/O : Dear Mr. Hamid Isfahanizadeh

Director of International Scientific Cooperation
Office & Metropolis Training Center- Middle East
Municipality of Mashhad
I. R. Iran
E: isco@mashhad.ir
  isfahanizadeh@mashhadisco.ir

www.mashhadisco.ir
www.mtcm.ir

 

Administrative representative

Ms. Fatemeh RAHMANI

 
Presidency
Political representative

Mme. Yannick Rabemanantsoa

Executive Secretary-General
Public body of Intermunicipal Cooperation
Grand Tana - OPCIs / GIDS

Hotel de Ville – Analakely – Antananarivo 101
yannick_rasoa@yahoo.fr
Tel: (261) 33 11 182 53

Presidency
Administrative representative

Mme. Olga Rasamimanana

Secretary General of the Urban Community
Antananarivo

Hotel de Ville – Analakely – Antananarivo 101
Tel : (261) 33 15 00 419 / (261) 34 83 410 06
rasamimanana_olga@moov.mg

Presidency
Political representative

Sra. Francina Vila i Valls

Councillor of Women and Civil Rights
Barcelona City Hall

Plaça Sant Miquel, s/n, - Edifici Nou, 2n
08002 Barcelona

Phone: +34.93.401.22.18

donaidretscivils@bcn.cat
http://w110.bcn.cat/portal/site/Dones

Presidency
Administrative representative

Sra. Gal·la Cortadellas i Bertran

Chief of Cabinet
Council for Women and Civil Rights
Barcelona City Hall

Plaça Sant Miquel, s/n, - Edifici Nou 2n pis
08002 Barcelona
Tel. 0034.93.401.22.18
donaidretscivils@bcn.cat

Vice-presidency
Political representative

Mme. Cathérine Zouzoua Yaba

Advisor to the District of Abidjan

Tel: 00.225.01.55.95.06
zouzouacatherine@hotmail.fr
danhoemile@yahoo.com

http://www.districtabidjan.ci/

Vice-presidency
Administrative representative

Mme. Marcelline DJEDJEMEL MELEME

Tel : 00.225.07.83.82.45

00.225.02.03.28.93

00.225.05.27.36.80

mdjedjemel@gmail.com

Vice-presidency
Political representative

Ms. Nelly Papahela

Vice – Mayor of Culture

Cultural Center of the City of Athens Organization for Culture, Sports and Youth

50 Akadimias Str., GR 106 79, Athens - Greece

Tel.: +30 210 5284814

Fax: +30 210 3602102

E-mail: grafeioproed.poda@cityofathens.gr

 

http://www.cityofathens.gr/en/

Vice-presidency
Administrative representative

Ms. Helen Petropoulou

International Affairs & Public Relations

63, Athinas Str., Athens
P.O. 105 52
Phone: (+30) 210-37 22 052
Fax: (+30) 210-37 22 333
E: petropoulou@cityofathens.gr

Coordination
Coordinator

Sra. Montserrat Pallarès

Institutional Relations Manager

C/Avinyó 15, 3a planta. 08002 Barcelona
Tel : 93.342.94.60
mpallares@metropolis.org
http://www.metropolis.org

http://womennetwork.metropolis.org/

Coordination
Administrative representative

Sra. Mireia Zapata

 

Project Officer

C/Avinyó 15, 3a planta. 08002 Barcelona
Tel : 93.342.94.60
mzapata@metropolis.org
www.metropolis.org