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Shared Innovation

A Brazilian Hackathon for Smart Cities

Hackathon Brésil
AFD’s “Shared Innovation” series highlights innovative programs created or developed in our partner countries.

It was a hackathon with a purpose. Last month, Brazilian students and tech professionals got together to figure out how data can be deployed to build smart cities and help municipal officials deal more effectively with pressing public issues.
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Making Development Resilient to Climate Change: the Role of Local Communities

Métro-câble de la ville de Medellín
Local communities around the world are trying to make the transition to low-carbon and resilient modes of development. But to do so, they need capacity building, and must approach development in radically different ways, incorporating climate issues in their planning and budgeting, for example. Here, the Climate Division of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) provides its analysis of the situation.
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“In Lebanon, Our Top Priority is to help the Most Vulnerable” - Olivier Ray, AFD’s Regional Director in Lebanon

Débris à Beirut
The massive explosions at Beirut’s port on August 4, which killed more than 200 people and injured thousands, are the latest in a series of tragic events to strike a country mired in crisis. AFD has responded to the catastrophe with additional assistance as part of France’s effort to coordinate international aid, both for the emergency and for the long term.

AFD’s Regional Director in Lebanon, Olivier Ray, discusses the emergency response and the broader effort to address the structural problems that underlie Lebanon’s continuing social and economic crisis.
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Covid-19 and Countries in Conflict: "Serious Social and Economic Impact"

Mali, marché
Promoting peace is a major commitment of Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group, in particular via the Minka Fund which finances peace-building in territories affected by violent conflict. Charles Tellier, Head of the Fragility, Crises and Conflicts Division at AFD, takes a look at the consequences of the coronavirus crisis for vulnerable countries.
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