Networking

The Acadian Peninsula: a global francophone village in the midst of international cooperation. 
CIPA invests considerable time and energy in building and fostering partnerships that will allow it to promote and export the capabilities of the Acadian Peninsula worldwide. The initial objective of a network focusing on francophone regions has broadened its scope to include rural areas worldwide, in several languages. CIPA now has projects at the provincial, regional, national and international levels.
 
CIPA took part in a pan African symposium, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to study the possibility of exporting its community development expertise through the use of new technologies.

CIPA also took part in numerous missions in Europe and has undertaken discussions with the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the Agence internationale des municipalités francophones (AIMF) and the Agence intergouvernementale de la francophonie (AIF). In fact, the AIF, through a partnership with New Brunswick’s Department of Intergovernmental and International Relations, has requested the CIPA’s expertise for the development of a Local Development Support Program and the elaboration of a four-year action plan for six West African countries. 

As part of the 10th Francophone Summit to be held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in November 2004, the province of New Brunswick entrusted CIPA with the responsibility of developing the “Youth” and “Francophone village” sections of the Web site and guiding a Burkinan team responsible for the maintenance of these sections. CIPA was also selected by the province of New Brunswick as counselor for the Commission in charge of the Francophone Village.