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Improving Access to Water and Sanitation for millions in 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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"Atlas" of Latin America and the Caribbean: 17 Sustainable Development Initiatives

Costa Rica
Latin America is considered a champion of sustainable development, with pioneering initiatives that have been replicated not only across the region, but around the world. Some of the most innovative projects are highlighted in the “Atlas of Latin America and the Caribbean”, the result of a collaboration between AFD and Sciences Po University in Paris. The impact of the Atlas has been so vast as to span all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
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Tackling Inequality and Climate Change Simultaneously in South Africa

Afrique du Sud
“No country should have to choose between tackling poverty and preserving the planet,” French President Emmanuel Macron told the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact this summer. It’s a sentiment shared by activists and leaders around the world. As the first country to sign a Just Energy Transition Partnership in 2021, South Africa is making every effort to resolve this dilemma. With COP28 just a few days away, what have they found?
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Improving Living Conditions for Older Kenyans

Femmes âgées Kenya
With senior Kenyans experiencing high rates of poverty and food insecurity, the government has introduced the Cash Transfer Program for Older Persons, a universal income for people aged over 70. To support this vital initiative, AFD has partnered with Age International & HelpAge International Kenya in a pilot program aiming to improve living conditions for seniors. In the approach to the International Day for Older Persons on October 1, we take a closer look.
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Kenya: The Benefits of Investing in Informal Settlements

L’AFD accompagne un programme d’amélioration des quartiers précaires (Kisip1)
Kenya is host to some of the largest informal settlements in the world. Together with the World Bank, AFD is backing efforts to improve living conditions in a program known as KISIP1. Already benefiting many of the 1.3 million people living in the settlements, the initiative is being reinforced by a number of new moves to support participatory community development projects.
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Rallying Public and Private Climate Finance in Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda
A leader in the field of green finance, Rwanda took center stage at the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact in Paris on 22 and 23 June. By mobilizing an additional 300 million euros, Rwanda, Team Europe and their partners want to attract private investment and strengthen the climate resilience of a country that stands as an example for its holistic approach to the environment.
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