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AFD News

Maïtena Master’s Program in Cameroon: The Response to the Training Needs Of Development Professionals

Lancement Master Maitena 2022
Maïtena Master 2 is a two-year master’s degree program created through a partnership between Université Senghor (Université de la Francophonie) and Campus AFD. The program provides capacity building for managers in African countries who work on development project management, be it in the public or private sector, in NGOs, or in civil society organizations. On April 18, 2022, the first class year was officially launched at the Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC) in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
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Lebanon: Urgent Support Given to Crisis-Stricken Local Businesses

Liban, port de Beyrouth
In the aftermath of the Port of Beirut explosions, supporting the network of small local businesses was deemed essential in a country experiencing recurrent political, economic and health crises. The financial support provided to businesses by AFD Group, in partnership with the NGO Mercy Corps, has contributed to the gradual restructuring of the country’s economic landscape. Below is a report from the Lebanese capital to mark the International Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSME) on June 27.

Ukrainian War Worsens African Food Crisis

marché à Ménaka, ville située au Nord du Mali
Numerous African communities dependent on agricultural imports are vulnerable to the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Both countries are major exporters of grains and important foodstuffs worldwide, especially to much of Africa. Price rises are exacerbating food insecurity in countries already struggling with climate change and Covid-19. But AFD is stepping in, with flexible financing and regional solidarity.
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Transformation of Secondary Education in Benin

School in Benin, Education, AFD
In Benin, the government has made secondary education a priority. AFD has been contributing to these efforts since 2017 by supporting the Benin Secondary Education Support Project (PAESB). Here, we take a look at a program that puts students at the heart of the country’s governance.

First published on April 21, 2022
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AFD Group Bolsters Ties with Space Research in Support of Resources and Climate

Les satellites au service du développement
July 28 was “Overshoot Day,” the date in 2022 by which humanity consumed all the natural resources that the Earth can regenerate in one year. One way to address the challenge of resource consumption is through the unprecedented opportunities offered by satellite technologies. By signing the International Charter of the Space Climate Observatory (SCO), Agence Française de Développement is reaffirming its ambitions as a climate donor and consolidating the French commitments made at COP21.
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