75 years of commitment

In 2016, we are celebrating 75 years of commitment. For three generations, our Agency has been addressing the challenges of history and is undergoing changes in order to always embody the spirit of liberty, innovation, solidarity and openness to the world of French people.

Our events


AFD 75th anniversary
COP22 : Action Time

Meet us at COP22 in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016. Following COP21 and its historical first universal climate agreement adopted by 195 countries, the aim is clear : make the Paris Agreement a reality.

Find out more about our climate solutions 

AFD and Bpifrance have launched the #DigitalAfrica competition !

Has your startup got an innovative solution that could help Africa's development ?
Submit an application until 15 November 2016 to accelerate your growth ! ► Startup Challenge Digital Africa

#DigitalAfrica Challenge
The SDGs
17 goals for a sustainable world

In 2015 in New-York, 193 countries adopted a set of 17 sustainable development goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

Discover the 17 goals

The SDGs

AFD’s new Chief Executive Officer believes that it must be the intersection for all actors who take action for development – NGOs, regional and local authorities, companies, French and international institutions. It must also become a key forum to talk to our fellow citizens about the world.

An interview with Rémy Rioux

Rémy Rioux
  • More ecological hammams heated with vegetable waste
    An innovative solution that aims to reduce the consumption of energy (primarily wood) and water at traditional hammams, as well as the toxic fumes which are harmful and of course their greenhouse gas emissions.

    Jordan: Partnering wind energy development
    A wind farm to develop local renewable energies will be build to develop renewable sources of energy in a country that is highly reliant on fossil fuel imports.


    Kochi, much more than a metro
    In India, the city of Kochi has 2.1 million inhabitants. Its population growth exacerbates congestion and pollution and means that the current public transport system can no longer operate in a sustainable manner. Discover how the metro Answers these challenges and much more!
    Laos : implicate the people in the preservation of their valley
    The rapid growth in tourism is threatening the Konglor-Natane caves, one of the most remarkable natural sites in Laos. While this growth is clearly having a positive economic impact, it is of utmost importance to reconcile local development and the preservation of this jewel of biodiversity.


         Conferences #75ansAFD







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