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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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The Commons: Unleashing its Potential Across Africa

Assemblée Bénin
“The Commons” are shared resources managed independently by a community. To what extent do they contribute to objectives of general interest? How can public bodies safeguard these resources? The co-authors of the book “The Commons: Drivers of Change and Opportunities for Africa”, along with researchers, political scientists and field operators, discussed these questions earlier this month.
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Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Opportunity?

Robots & Generative AI by Masadepan
With an estimated four billion people voting in elections in more than 60 countries this year, observers fear the increasing use of artificial intelligence will pose problems for the political process, from “deepfake” videos to mass disinformation campaigns. At an AFD-hosted conference last month, AI experts discussed the risks posed to human rights, possible solutions, and the work that remains to be done.
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