Blogs and Web Resources
Internet is reactive and participative and allows anyone with a project to let others know about it and anyone who is interested in the project to join in the debate. AFD is building its presence on Internet, particularly on collaborative websites, in order to reach a broader public. In addition to a French language development resource center, AFD has even created its own blog platform called “Solidaires du monde” (Citizens for Global Solidarity). This provided the opportunity to launch one blog dedicated to AFD’s activities.
French language development resource center
AFD has launched Monde.org, the first French language collaborative portal for information, exchanges and network building in the development sphere. It is destined for French-speaking development actors from both the North and South that are concerned either professionally or personally. There is a wide range of services on offer: you can find or share information or ideas and make contacts in the sphere of development.
Solidarity blog platform
AFD launched its own blog platform at the end of 2008 called “Solidaires du monde” (Citizens for Global Solidarity). Independently of AFD, the “Solidaires du monde” blogs aim to give a voice to solidarity action from all over the world. They are much more than a digital showcase for actions, projects and often standalone research: by blogging on the platform you can open up content to comments from Internet users.
Website for migrants
France has launched an observatory for the diaspora on the cost of sending money abroad under its policy on migrant remittances. The aim is to facilitate these remittances, lower their costs, support migrants’ initiatives to take part in the development of their home countries and build networks among them.
Ideas for development blog
Ideas for development is an international blog meant to stimulate reflection on development issues. It gathers several professionals engaged in this sphere through their careers and personal convictions. This blog aims to provide a new forum for debate and interaction between researchers, students, professionals from different backgrounds and the general public.