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Shared Innovation

Kheira Benaissa, The Woman Transforming Organic Waste into Biogas

Kheira Benaissa
As part of its “Shared Innovation” series, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is showcasing innovative programs that have been developed in its partner countries.

Kheira Benaissa, head of the Algerian start-up, Green AI, has developed an innovative process that combines household gas production with environmental preservation. Kheira, a PhD student specialising in waste management, has been awarded the Emerging Mediterranean 2022 Special Prize for Female Entrepreneurship.
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AFD Group in Cameroon: The Fruits of a Long-Standing Alliance

Cameroun : Candelabres Solaires, et Kiosques à Eau dans les capitales régionales
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Cameroon on 25 July to discuss food security, a critical issue on the development agenda. AFD Group has maintained close ties with Cameroon, supporting several emblematic projects across the country. Cameroon’s economy is dynamic and continues to flourish in spite of the ongoing challenges caused by the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath.
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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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Through the lens

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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