How to rebuild the fragile ties between citizens and public action? In Georgia, over 70 countries are working on the subject during the fifth Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit, organized from 17 to 19 July in Tbilisi. With AFD’s active support, innovation must serve the objectives of citizen participation and transparency promoted by OGP.
And what if Djibouti’s energy future was to be found in its subsoil? The country is banking on its wealth of geothermal resources to reduce its dependence on electricity from its Ethiopian neighbor. It has just launched major drilling tests in the Assal rift area, which are being cofinanced by AFD.
In the surrounding area of Jericho, in the West Bank, a date production company is going to create 350 new agricultural jobs. This is a breath of fresh air in a region which is hard hit by unemployment and poverty.
Jean Jaurès Emmanuel Chauvin, a teacher-researcher at Toulouse University, has highlighted the causes of a regional crisis through a scientific study on the war in the Central African Republic and its regionalization with Chad. He questions the type of tools which need to be deployed in response to these situations.