African urbanization: the prospects are overflowing, so are the garbage cans

“Africa in the face of waste management” ephemeral work of art, anonymous, 2010. Among the evils that affect the global ecosystem and from which the African environment is no exception, the overexploitation of resources leading to deforestation, pollution of rivers, air and soil, all accompanied by the rapid and large-scale disappearance of wildlife through...

African Think Tank Conference

In recent years, African countries have faced increasingly similar economic, social and environmental challenges. Jointly organized by the OCP Policy Center, the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, the African Think Tank Conference aims to provide a platform for think tanks across the continent...

The debates of Le Monde Afrique: Women, the future of the African continent

THE AFRICAN WORLD invites you to its conference on: WOMEN, THE FUTURE OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT The second edition of the “Debates of the African World”, a series of meetings and discussions on the major issues facing the African continent, will take place on 23 February at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris....

Conference: Unlocking Africa’s Financing Potential

The African economy has performed well in recent years. Its macroeconomic framework has been improved and its growth prospects are very promising. But its financial system remains largely dominated by the banking system. However, financial systems are generally illiquid, very short-term or very expensive. Without sufficient long-term resources, this system is struggling to adequately...

Dinner-debate: Japan-Africa relations: what are they ?

The mutual attractiveness between Asia and Africa is clearly demonstrated by World Bank figures and other studies. It had been eight years since a Japanese Prime Minister had “set foot” in Africa. This makes Shinzo Abe‘s January visit to Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique and Ethiopia historic. Tokyo has only 32 diplomatic representations on the continent,...

Africa Forum / France / Japan: New actors

Africa has become a new frontier perceived, if not as an unavoidable, as a possible growth driver in the strategy of the world’s companies. The CCI Paris Île-de-France and the Franco-Japanese Trade Committee organized this Forum around 220 African, French and Japanese business leaders. Pierre-Antoine Gailly, President of the ICC, called for a tripartite...

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