AFRICA: IFD seeks climate innovations to present at COP27

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The Francophonie Institute for Training in Sustainable Development (IFDD) is launching a call for projects with a view to selecting three innovations to combat global warming. Interested young Francophones have until 16 October 2022 to submit their initiatives online.

The International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) wants to mark its participation in the 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27) by proposing recent sustainable innovations that can strengthen climate resilience on a global scale. To this end, the Francophonie Institute for Training in Sustainable Development (IFDD) is looking for three climate solutions developed by young Francophones, particularly from African countries.

The call for projects, which closes on 16 October 2022, mainly concerns initiatives focusing on agroecology, clean energy, waste management and sustainable transport. The selected projects will be presented at COP27 to some 7,000 visitors to the “Pavillon de la Francophonie” by 200 female climate negotiators trained in September 2022 by the IOF.

These women from 23 countries of the Francophonie were equipped with tools on several themes, including climate finance, mitigation, adaptation and cooperation. The training was supported by the African Group of Negotiators (AGN), Environment and Climate Change Canada, the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), and the Principality of Monaco.

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Earlier in April 2022, the IFDD via MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) trained 13,000 young people from 42 member states and governments of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), including Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon and Ivory Coast, on practices to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

For more information on the call for projects click here.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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