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AFD News

African Economies in 2021: Reasons for Optimism

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For the second year running, AFD is publishing its outlook for Africa. Despite Covid-19 and the global economic crisis, some indicators look very robust indeed. In short, there are plenty of reasons for optimism in 2021.
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Shared Innovation

"MobiliseYourCity": Climate financing for sustainable urban mobility in South Asia

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

The transportation sector accounts for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet receives a mere 3% of climate financing – a gap that will have increasingly grave consequences for developing countries. To generate comprehensive, sustainable solutions, the MobiliseYourCity initiative aims to support policy development and facilitate access to increased financing. AFD is a principal partner in backing urban planning bodies develop sustainable urban mobility policies.
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The Little Book of Investing in Nature

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It’s a small book aiming to address a big issue, with global repercussions. In partnership with AFD, the NGO Global Canopy has released a new edition of The Little Book of Investing in Nature. It highlights the lack of funds dedicated to biodiversity conservation and takes stock of the financial tools available to reverse the trend. Released this week, the guide urges greener investment, and is aimed at stakeholders who will be financing the future Global Biodiversity Framework.
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Interview

€1 Billion for Biodiversity

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In a bold move, AFD will double its financing for ecosystem protection. It was announced at the One Planet Summit in Paris on January 11: €1 billion a year will be mobilized to finance biodiversity. Gilles Kleitz, AFD's Director of the Ecological Transition and Natural Resources Department, explains.
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Impacts

Protecting Forests in Turkey: Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Protection

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Turkey and France have teamed up in a large-scale collaborative effort to address the issue of forest adaptation to climate change. The initiative was launched using a public policy loan and a grant from AFD, and is aimed at reversing the damage done to Turkey's forests, which cover nearly 30% of the country's land area and are home to a vast wealth of biodiversity.
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Shared Innovation

A Brazilian Hackathon for Smart Cities

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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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AFD News

World in Common: A Soundtrack

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At turns somber, moving and uplifting, Thomas Roussel’s composition for AFD has launched a new year whose spirit we hope will prove to be more “in common” than ever before, one in which we move towards our goals, which contribute to the collective good.
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Covid’s Consequences for Global Remittances

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The families of Africans working abroad need the money they send home now more than ever. The widening world pandemic has had grave consequences for the global economy, particularly in developing countries. Yet, subject to the same economic fallout from Covid-19, the African diaspora is now sending far less in remittances, as was revealed last month by an Ipsos/RMDA survey financed by AFD and the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
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France Commits to a Major Boost in Overseas Aid

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The French government has charted a new, more ambitious course for its development assistance. Just before the end of the year, France pledged to increase the share of its GDP devoted to overseas aid and to consolidate a fund dedicated to project innovation.
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Shared Innovation

AFD Digital Challenge: 10 Prizewinning Innovative Projects Promoting Sustainable Development

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

Every year, the AFD Digital Challenge rewards ten innovative African start-ups that build creative solutions to challenges linked to development. For the fourth edition in 2020, we list the top 10 projects that help to create inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban infrastructure in Africa.
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AFD Digital Challenge: the Start-ups Designing Sustainable Cities

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

For its fourth edition, the AFD Digital Challenge is rewarding ten innovative African start-ups currently working to find the solutions necessary to create sustainable cities. These projects are helping to build inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban infrastructure in Africa.
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#Data4Covid19: The Challenge for Africa

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A call for innovative proposals: from December 15 to February 5, 2021, AFD, in collaboration with Expertise France and The GovLab, is inviting researchers specializing in data analysis to address the challenges associated with Covid-19 in Africa. The objective is to develop innovative projects to facilitate the production of data that can be used collaboratively.
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The Kiwa Initiative: A Coalition to Protect Biodiversity

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A coalition spanning the globe, from Canada to New Zealand has joined forces to use nature-based solutions to help communities in the Global South better adapt to climate change. AFD, the European Union and Australia are among the partners at the center of the innovative Kiwa initiative, which promotes the protection of biodiversity to improve adaptation and resilience. The initiative builds on an unprecedented collaboration between IUCN, the Pacific Community and the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, which together will provide support to beneficiaries across the region.
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Interview

Five Years on from the Paris Accord, New Commitments to Come

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To mark the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, France, the UK and the United Nations are organizing the Climate Ambition Summit on December 12. Damien Navizet, AFD's Head of the Climate Division, tells us what’s on the agenda of this virtual gathering, and takes stock of the progress achieved since 2015.
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Shared Innovation

Reinforcing the Urban Fabric with Citizen Project Laboratories

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In our series on “Shared Innovation”, AFD highlights innovative programs devised and developed in our partner countries.

In Ouagadougou, Abidjan, Dakar and several Tunisian cities, “Citizen Project Laboratories” are flourishing. These initiatives, financed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), are designed as tools for developing more participatory urban projects. With promising results starting to come in, these pioneering programs are expected to be expanded to other cities. In this article, we take a closer look at this novel system.
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Biodiversity: Sharing Data for Greater Protection of the Natural World

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Data4Nature is a new initiative inviting all development partners to share the biodiversity data from their projects, to provide better protection for the natural world. Having emerged from the Finance in Common coalition, the initiative is managed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). A conference to present Data4Nature is being held on 10 December.
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