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Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for millions in Ethiopia

Ethiopia
World Toilet Day on November 19 highlights the dangers of lacking sanitary facilities, and the search for sustainable solutions. With an estimated 419 million people practising "open defecation" worldwide, the need for access to clean, safe toilets for all is more urgent than ever. Which is why AFD is funding a number of initiatives, including two flagship projects in Ethiopia. One will provide 2.6 million people with improved, gender-sensitive sanitation facilities and the second will improve access to water for 1 million people in 45 towns.
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"Cultural and Creative Industries Promote Employment and Social Cohesion"

Forum ICC
On October 6-8 in Paris, the first Création Africa forum for cultural and creative industries (CCI) will feature fast-growing sectors such as TV series, animation, video games, and comics. How does AFD Group support industry professionals and help new talent emerge? We find out.
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Pakistan: winds of hope

Wind turbines, Jhimpir, Pakistan
In Pakistan, a new wind farm was built in the province of Sindh. Developed thanks to AFD's private sector branch, Proparco, the project is a factor in creating local jobs and bolstering renewable energy in a country marked by a shortfall.
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