Faced with burgeoning urbanisation, the Chadian capital has launched a major project to extend its water and wastewater systems. The targets are greater access to drinking water and toilets, and a better stormwater drainage system for the inhabitants of the city's north-eastern districts. An ambitious project supported by AFD.
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) will be held from December 2 to 14 in Katowice, Poland. It will be an important step between the Paris conference (COP21) and the one to be held in 2020, when the countries will have to revise their climate commitments upwards. What should we expect from COP24? Timothée Ourbak, climate change specialist at Agence Française de Développement, gives us a rundown, below.
With the Digital Africa platform which will be presented on 21 November during the Emerging Valley summit in Aix-en-Provence, AFD is continuing its innovative action to support entrepreneurial dynamism in Africa.
In November, Morocco officially launched Africa’s first high-speed train (TGV). The result of a partnership between Morocco’s national railway operator and SNCF, it will cut travel times between Tangier, Rabat, and Casablanca in half. The ambitious project marks the start of the high-speed rail era in Morocco.
The 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is being held in Sharm-el-Sheikh, in Egypt, from 13 to 29 November 2018. For Gilles Kleitz, Director of the Ecological Transition and Natural Resources Department at AFD, it is an important milestone for the preparation of a comprehensive agreement on biodiversity in 2020, which will finally lead to better account being taken of natural capital and ecosystems in the global economy.