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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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AFD uses Strong Sustainability to Support Partners’ Transitions to Greener Development

Xochimilco Lake world heritage site, Mexico
Strong sustainability, the principle that our natural resources are critical and cannot be replaced by any other form of capital, is enjoying a resurgence in development thinking. It’s a riposte to the notion that physical capital, such as machinery or technological advances can be a substitute for natural capital. AFD promotes strong sustainability in a number of countries, to assist them in their transition to more ecologically balanced forms of development.
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Boosting Bolivia’s Energy Supply with one of the World’s Highest Solar Power Plants

AFD inaugurates second phase of Bolivia's solar power station - one of the highest in the world
The development of Bolivia’s Oruro photovoltaic power station entered its second phase in February. The major infrastructural project takes the country one step closer to boosting Bolivia’s energy supply. On 10 February 2021, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Embassy and the European Union Delegation inaugurated the second phase. It’s a milestone in Bolivia’s energy transition, as it expands the supply of non-carbon energy alternatives.
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