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Tunisia: Prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture

Almond orchard in Tunisia
Tunisia is preparing a project for the Green Climate Fund, which will promote climate-resilient agriculture and increase smallholder farmers’ incomes. With COP15 against desertification in full swing in Abidjan from 9 to 20 May, Tunisia’s Director General of Agricultural Land Development tells us about a project supported by AFD Group and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
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Radio Ndarason in the Sahel: Urgent Issues, Practical News and Dialogue

Radio Ndarason International pacifie les rapports entre éleveurs et cultivateurs.
With worsening food shortages, continuing conflict and the displacement of millions, the Sahel is mired in multiple crises. The relaying of reliable information has never been more important. With support from AFD, Radio Ndarason Internationale in the Lake Chad region produces programs providing timely, practical information for close to 8 million listeners in Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.
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AFD Hackathon: Using Artificial Intelligence to Assess Progress towards Sustainable Development Goal

AFD Group has created its own artificial intelligence system that could revolutionize the monitoring of Public Development Banks’ contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. Now, AFD is organizing a collaborative challenge – a “hackathon” – to identify new ways of using AI to support the SDGs. AFD economist Jean-Baptiste Jacouton, and his colleague Adeline Laulanié, data officer, explain how.
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Vietnam: A New kind of Workshop to Contribute to Climate Resilient Architecture

A workshop on climate change resilient architecture and landscape was held in Son La and Hanoi, Vietnam, from April 1 to 18. It involved 50 students from Hanoi Architecture University’s French-speaking departments in the framework of a new partnership between AFD and the university. The outcomes were presented on April 18 at the French Institute in Hanoi.
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Cultural Spaces and the Evolving Cooperation between Africa and France

La friche la Belle de mai à Marseille
Organized by the urban cultural hub "La Friche la Belle de Mai" and AFD Campus, the international symposium on “Cultural Third Spaces, Towards New Means of Cooperation between Africa and France” will be held in Marseille on 17 May 2022. The objective is to pool ideas and analyze the latest thinking on how to make the most of cultural third spaces in Africa and France. This interview with Charles Houdart, AFD's Cultural and Creative Industries Project Manager, sheds light on the building of a program that AFD Group will lead over the next four to five years.
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