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Reportage

Waves for Change, the App for the New Wave

The web app waves for change supported by AFD
How can sport help revive a languishing town? Tim Conibear, founder of the NGO Waves for Change, came up with the idea of a smartphone app that allows sport coaches to be paid immediately after completing a group activity with young people from their community. Tested initially in the town of Bredasdorp, South Africa, the app is funded by AFD.
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In Vietnam, the Bakery of Hope

bakery training vietnam AFD
May Myat Thu comes from Myanmar, Thiên Vu is from Vietnam. The two young people have several things in common, despite their cultural differences: they both come from disadvantaged backgrounds and had to stop school before university. Above all, they are now following a training course to learn bakery crafts, thanks to a project of La Boulangerie Française bakery school supervised by the European Institute for Cooperation and Development (IECD) and financed by AFD.
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The Challenges Facing Ghana’s Cocoa Sector

Les défis du secteur du cacao au Ghana
Ghana is the world’s second-largest producer of cocoa, after Côte d’Ivoire, and its economic model relies excessively on the exploitation of natural resources. In addition to operational inefficiencies, the Ghanaian cocoa supply chain is currently facing significant difficulties. In the medium term, it is primordial to deal with the sector’s inherent structural problems. Considering financial reforms and striving to develop processing activities are preconditions to its long-term viability.
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