As new challenges and the need for new tools arise, development funding becomes reliant on active partnerships with the private sector. Companies are looking to approach the world as a shared level playing field, and should be encouraged in their efforts.
It's blue, and it's in Alexandria. Africa's oldest tramway, known as the "Blue Tramway" or "Raml," is undergoing modernization. Offering urban inhabitants a more effective and less polluting transportation system is a priority for the Egyptian authorities.
In Nigeria, more than 350 billion cubic feet of gas are burned through flaring each year. This waste of energy is also responsible for more than 15% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. AFD is exploring how to recover this gas and how it can be sold on the domestic market.
France and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed a new partnership agreement for 2017-2020. It strengthens governmental action in the international arena to defend biodiversity. AFD is in charge of its implementation.