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The AFD Workshop accelerating innovative projects

A powerful « innovation incubator », the 4-day PLAY workshop was designed as a tailor-made support for actors from emerging and developing countries who want to accelerate innovative projects and foster change in their organization. Dedicated to innovation and collective intelligence to the benefit of these “intrapreneurs”, the workshop first objective is to allow them to acquire and spread a culture of innovation.
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LeAD Campus: Working Today to Train the Leaders of Tomorrow

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LeAD Campus 2019
For the 4th consecutive year, LeAD Campus is launching its recruitment drive for high-potential Africans. Entrepreneurs, executives or managers from the private, public and associative sectors, LeAD Campus is perfect for you!
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019.
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The Development Agora

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French and international partners of the Agence Française de Développement now have free access to new work areas at AFD headquarters in Paris. These open, shared and convivial workplaces illustrate the role of the development platform backed by AFD, as well as the Agency’s propensity for partnerships.
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Five Solutions For Fairer Societies

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Inequalities continue to widen around the world, dividing societies in North and South alike. After our “Seven good reasons to fight against…”, we continue our series of articles on inequalities. Today, five solutions to reduce them around the world.
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Upward mobility for urban transportation on Reunion Island

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After supporting the creation of urban cable cars in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, Agence Française de Développement is backing the deployment of this type of transportation in Saint-Denis on Reunion Island. The first cable car line for an overseas province is scheduled to open in late 2019 to provide an alternative to polluting vehicles and a way to foster social inclusion.
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AFD international conference: There is nothing inevitable about inequalities

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Inequalities have been increasing and threatening the social link since the 1980s. Development actors are aware of the scale they have reached and have now made them one of the pillars of their actions. The community of researchers is on the front line and gathered in Paris on 7 December at the initiative of AFD and the European Union to provide diagnostics, but also to put forward concrete solutions.
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Seven Good Reasons to (Finally!) Fight Inequalities

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Between rich and poor, men and women, city dwellers and rural inhabitants, citizens and foreigners… Inequalities among individuals continue to grow around the world, in both developing and developed countries. This leads to negative effects on growth, well-being, and crime rates. The United Nations has made the struggle against inequalities one of their Sustainable Development Goals: here are seven good reasons to give ourselves the means to fight them.
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Interview

COP24: “We need more climate ambition…”

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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.
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COP14 Biodiversity: "Paving the way for pro-nature finance"

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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.
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