Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Municipal & Technical Cooperation

Public and Private Sector Cooperation


Among the most active programmatic areas of the Phoenix Sister Cities is Municipal and Technical Cooperation. A natural function of international exchange that is city to city, the sharing of information on local government is both popular and highly beneficial to all parties.

A few of the many municipal and technical exchanges the Phoenix Sister Cities has organized include training presentations for police and fire delegations from Hermosillo, Mexico and Chengdu, China; training programs for human resource managers from Chengdu; the exchange of gardeners between the City of Phoenix Parks, Recreation and Library Department and their counterparts in Himeji, Japan; and the sharing of information and expertise between the City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department and its counterparts in many of Phoenix's sister cities.

Municipal and Technical cooperation is not limited to the public sector. Many technical exchanges have taken place in the private sector, including workshops on clinical issues and an adaptive recreation workshop for people with disabilities conducted with Hermosillo, Mexico. Another example is a seminar on accessible building construction for architects from Phoenix and Hermosillo.