The AECID has been working hard in the field of cooperation in the Dominican Republic since 1988 and has become one of the country’s primary bilateral donors.
In 2013, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) is celebrating 25 years of its commitment to sustainable human development and the fight against poverty. During this time, it has positioned itself as a fundamental tool for Spain’s contribution to international development, and, above all, as a channel for expressing Spanish citizens’ solidarity. The AECID has been working hard on cooperation in the Dominican Republic since 1988. During this time, Spain has contributed a total of 420 million Euros in Official Development Aid, making it one of the country’s primary bilateral donors.
To honour this commitment, an exhibition entitled “25 years of cooperation: Spain/Dominican Republic” was inaugurated yesterday at the Spanish Cultural Centre in Santo Domingo. The exhibition is intended to share the AECID’s work in diverse areas, including: democratic governance, rural development and the fight against hunger, education, water and sanitation, gender development, culture, economic growth, healthcare, science, technology and innovation, environmental sustainability, and respect for cultural diversity.
An audiovisual report entitled “25 years of experiences” was also presented yesterday, narrated from the beneficiaries’ perspective, on the importance of the AECID’s activities in improving their quality of life.
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, represented in the Dominican Republic by the Technical Cooperation Officeand the Spain Cultural Centre, celebrates these 25 years of collaboration and efforts, by inviting the entire Dominican community to join the party and sign up for the list of activities being held to celebrate this great event.