Improved highways as well as new roads, markets and a bus station: the first phase of the Ouagadougou Sustainable Development Project (PDDO) is almost complete. With more than 13 km of roads resurfaced, the PDDO facilitates inter- and intra-urban travel and therefore mobility throughout the city. But not only that.
Faced with increasingly competitive world tourism, the islands of the Indian Ocean are joining forces to become a common destination. The idea is to create a joint marketing banner, economies of scale and an inter-island travel offer based on ecotourism. The initiative is led by the association of the Vanilla Islands, in collaboration with the Union of Chambers of Commerce of the Indian Ocean Islands.
During Emmanuel Macron's visit to Nigeria on 3 and 4 July, AFD formalized a partnership with the famous American basketball league to promote social cohesion and education through the second most widely-practised sport in the world.
In northern Jordan, AFD, the European Union and the German development bank KfW are improving access to drinking water for local communities. For seven years now, Jordanians have had to share this scarce resource in the region with the many Syrian refugees hosted in the country. This potential source of tension needs to be avoided.
In Northern Agadir, the Taghazout site is a key spot for surfers. In a region where tourism has the wind in its sails, the Taghazout Bay program aims to develop this activity with high environmental and social objectives.