Small footwear manufacturers in Hebron, in the West Bank, have been showing resistance in a highly competitive market since they grouped together into a cluster. An approach supported by AFD and a success story made in Palestine.
Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Bangladesh… Every year, the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for War Correspondents takes us into the field of conflict areas. Among the various awards given, the Public Prize has been sponsored by AFD for five years. It is awarded to a report in the running for the photo category, which shows in images the consequences that conflicts have on civilian populations. This year, the award was won by the photographer Paula Bronstein.
AFD, alongside EIB and KfW, has launched the Clean Oceans Initiative to fight against the scourge of the omnipresence of plastic in the oceans. The aim is to promote projects to clear up, sort and treat this waste before it reaches the sea.
The conflicts in Syria are continuing to put a burden on Jordan, which needs to address the challenge posed by the unemployment of its youth and the large number of Syrian refugees. The country has set out to address the situation by focusing on short-term skills training, with AFD’s support in the context of the Sawa initiative.