The local government of Qixian (Qi County), located in the centre of China, is launching a major restoration programme for historical monuments, old housing and its city-centre's infrastructures. This is a ground-breaking initiative which will benefit all and is supported by AFD.
Promoting peace: that’s the objective of this first Paris Peace Forum bringing together heads of state, local elected officials, international organizations, NGOs, and enterprises, from November 11 to 13. Here, Hélène N’Garnim-Ganga, Head of the Political and Citizenship Transition Department at Agence Française de Développement (AFD), explains to us how this forum is the occasion to mobilize these actors to reach more effective global governance.
In Manila, between 250,000 and 1 million children live in the streets, left to fend for themselves. To offer them hope for a better future and improve their living conditions, four NGOs are mobilizing, with the support of ASMAE and AFD.
The second edition of the Tahiti Women’s Forum, organized in Papeete in mid-October, focused on the corporate and social responsibility of women entrepreneurs and business leaders. This awareness-raising is essential among women entrepreneurs, who are growing in number in the economic landscape of the Pacific.
The exhibition “Lake Chad: Uncontrollable territory, daily life under control” is setting up shop in N’Djaména from 27 November to mid-December. The combined work of the photojournalist Pascal Maitre and the geographer-cartoonist Christian Seignobos highlights how various populations adapt to a complex and changing geography, on the edge of several troubled areas at the border between Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.