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Côte d'Ivoire/ The people of Nidrou learn about the fight against child labor

The people of Nidrou, a village in the Bagohouo sub-prefecture, 25 km from Duékoué (west, Guémon region), were made aware of the fight against child labor on Monday, July 15, 2024, at the initiative of ZAMACOM, specializing in cocoa exports, in collaboration with the SOUGRI NORMA cooperative and the NGOs Vert Plus and Green Agro Norma, to enable these children to attend school for their harmonious development, according to the sub-prefect, Marius Foulé Kouamé.

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France/Sur cette plage du sud de la France, les déchets sont ramées par... des dromadaires!

The town of Frontignan (Hérault, France) has decided to repeat a most unusual waste collection operation. Every second Saturday during the summer, two dromedaries meet holidaymakers on the beach to collect their garbage. The aim is to raise awareness of waste sorting from an early age.

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Algeria/Agricultural insurance: awareness days against bovine DNC

In a press release issued on Thursday, the Caisse nationale de mutualité agricole (CNMA) announced the organization of awareness-raising, outreach and prevention days against lumpy skin disease (DNC) in cattle, as part of its "commitment to helping cattle breeders across the country".

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Canada/Saint-Jean discusses a strategy to support the homeless

Following the deaths of homeless people last winter, a committee of Saint John City Council in New Brunswick on Wednesday approved a three-year strategy to address the housing and homelessness crisis. It will soon be submitted to the full city council for approval.

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France/For one euro a day, the Hauts-de-France region lends cars to commuters

Since 2016, the En route vers l'emploi scheme has enabled workers to obtain a vehicle loan for their home-to-work commute. Manon Ansel, a young resident of Avroult who has just obtained her driving license, is taking advantage of this scheme.

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Benin/Access to drinking water: Seven communes in Benin soon to be served

Drinking water will soon be flowing into households in seven of Benin's communes. These are the communes of Karimama, Cobly, Gogounou, Toucountouna, Copargo, Allada and Nikki. The decision was taken by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday July 17, 2024.

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France - Senegal/ Inzinzac-Lochrist and Notto in Senegal become twin towns

Since Saturday July 15, it's official: the town of Inzinzac-Lochrist (Morbihan) is twinned with the town of Notto, Senegal. A delegation from the town of Notto, including its mayor, Maguette Mbaye, was present at the town hall to sign the twinning protocol.

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Côte d'Ivoire/ A workshop to strengthen the media ecosystem of the Resilience for Peace project in Bouna

A workshop to strengthen the media ecosystem of the Resilience for Peace Project (R4P), funded by the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was held on Monday, July 15, 2024 at the Bouna youth center.

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Canada/ Third community plantation takes shape in Val-d'Or

The City of Val-d'Or is pursuing its commitment to developing more green spaces in consultation with the communities in which they are located. At Parc des Pionniers, the focus was on an intergenerational space.

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Vietnam helps the National University of Laos to promote scientific research

The National University of Hanoi, in coordination with the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports, organized a ground-breaking ceremony in Vientiane on Friday July 12 for the project to build a scientific research and training center within the National University of Laos.

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France/ Tiercé. Twinning survives between Tiercé and Ozsdola (Romania)

For six days, until July 12, fourteen Hungarians from Romania came to meet friends from Tiercé. The visit was part of the twinning between Tiercé and Ozsdola in Romania.

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Morocco/Bouregreg water treatment plant: awareness-raising visit for children at the "Bouznika plage" vacation center

An awareness-raising visit to the water treatment plant of the Bouregreg Complex belonging to the Office National de l'Électricité et de l'Eau potable (ONEE) was organized on Wednesday for children from the "Bouznika plage" national vacation center. Organized by ONEE in partnership with the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment as part of the "B7ar Bla Plastic" operation, the visit aimed to raise awareness and encourage children to preserve water resources, protect beaches and their environment, and fight pollution.

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Togo/Kara: INAM raises awareness at AMU and offers free consultations

On July 13, the Institut national d'assurance maladie (INAM) launched a campaign of free medical consultations and awareness-raising about universal health insurance (AMU) in the Kara region. The operation is being organized in conjunction with the traditional Evala festival, and is due to end on July 21.

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France/Betton. Twenty years of twinning with Barberino di Mugello

Last Friday, the twinning committee and town council welcomed their counterparts from Barberino di Mugello (Tuscany, Italy) to renew the signing of the twinning charter, now in its 20th year.

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France/Aude: the Pays Carcassonnais uses European funding to help its region thrive

At the Pays Carcassonnais AGM last Tuesday in Villeneuve-Minervois, an agreement for the implementation of local development was signed with the Region.

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Burkina Faso/Ouagadougou: Food system stakeholders raise awareness of the importance of healthy, sustainable food

The president of the Ouagadougou commune's special delegation, Maurice Konaté, launched the city of Ouagadougou's "food dialogues" and "multi-stakeholder dialogue" this Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at the city hall. These dialogues, which will run from July 16 to 19, 2024, aim to strengthen the inclusive governance of urban food systems, both formal and informal in the city of Ouagadougou.

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Canada/The CAE Montmagny-L'Islet's winning bet on local development

Today, thanks to the profile it has acquired in community development services, the CAE has just been awarded a $3.2 million budget as part of the five-year agreement announced on June 14 by the Minister responsible for Canada Economic Development for the Regions of Quebec (CED), Ms Soraya Martinez Ferrada.

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SENEGAL-SANTE-SOCIAL / Sabodala: 300 people consulted free of charge by the Fann geriatric service

More than 300 people from the Sabodala commune and surrounding area, in the southeastern region of Kédougou, have benefited from consultations for general geriatric pathologies, at the initiative of the geriatrics department of the Fann National and University Hospital.

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France-Gajan/Debate on development at town council meeting

At the last meeting of the municipal council, the elected representatives took note of the debate on the commune's Sustainable Planning and Development Project (Padd). This document is the cornerstone of the Local Urban Development Plan (PLU), and expresses the commune's political project, as well as the major development orientations for its territory, for the decade to come.

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Chad: ONAPE grants agricultural credit to Tandjilé producers

The agricultural credit launch ceremony, presided over by the governor of Tandjilé province, Adoum Moustapha Brahimi, took place on the premises of the Office national pour la promotion de l'emploi (ONAPE), Laï branch.

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Morocco/Fez: training for staff of multifunctional women's establishments

Fez - On Tuesday, the "Al Amal" multifunctional center for women in Fez hosted a training session for managers of multifunctional establishments dedicated to women in the Fez prefecture.

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France - Biozat/Élaboration du plan local d'urbanisme

Biozat. Elaboration of the Local Urban Plan and debate on the general orientations of the PADD. On May 16, 2023, the Biozat town council decided to launch the preparation of a Local Urban Plan (PLU) for the commune. The Julien Dallemagne consultancy has been chosen to lead this project.

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Support for flood victims in Benin in 2022: Ecowas and Benin support 2,500 households

On Monday, July 15, 2024, the Minister of the Interior and Public Security, Alassane Seidou, and the Resident Representative of the Economic Community of West African States launched the implementation of the Community institution's support for Benin's efforts to manage flood disasters in 2022.

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France/ Grenoble city council provides free premises for digital platform bike delivery drivers

Grenoble's bicycle delivery drivers finally have their own premises. The city of Grenoble has just handed them the keys to a renovated space where they can rest between errands, recharge their phones and bike batteries, and even take French lessons.

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"Refaire Le Monde en Français": a regional mobility initiative for bilingual classes in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

Students and teachers of French from bilingual classes in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam came together this summer for a series of educational visits as part of the "Refaire le monde en français" project. Conceived and piloted by the French Embassies in these three countries, as part of the "Festival de la francophonie" and in the run-up to the Villers-Cotterêts Summit, this project was supported by the Institut français, the Centre régional francophone d'Asie-Pacifique de l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (CREFAP/OIF) and the AUF - Asie-Pacifique.

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Canada/Food cooperative project moves forward in Saint-David-de-Falardeau

Despite opposition from some citizens to the proposed food cooperative in Saint-David-de-Falardeau, the municipality will go ahead with a $3 million borrowing bylaw to construct the building. On Monday, residents tried unsuccessfully to force a referendum on the issue.

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Vietnam takes preventive measures against ransomware

As ransomware attacks become ever more complex, the strict implementation of preventive measures is essential to improve the security of unit and organizational information systems.

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France/ In Gâvres, the two municipal campsites are a major asset for the local economy

Despite the gloomy weather, holidaymakers are enjoying the two municipal campsites in Gâvres (Morbihan). Les Joncs campsite has 120 pitches, while La Lande has 180.

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Congo/ World Skills Day: over 300 young people learn about tools and opportunities

Established in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Youth Skills Day was celebrated on July 15, in Brazzaville, under the national theme "Market-driven skills for youth employment". An opportunity for the government and its partners to present tools and opportunities to over 300 young Congolese.

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Côte d'Ivoire/ Bouna peace committee raises awareness of rural land conflict prevention in Ondéfidouo

The Bouna Peace Committee, in collaboration with the Forum de la société civile de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, section Côte d'Ivoire (FOSCAO-CI), and with the support of Open Society Africa, organized an awareness-raising session on the prevention of rural land conflicts in Ondéfidouo.

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France/The municipality of Plonéis promotes the development of natural gas

The Plonéis municipal council met on Friday July 12 to discuss a number of issues, including the connection of a farm in Landudec to its gas network as part of the development of a biomethane production unit.

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Algeria/Alger: commissioning of several energy infrastructures

In a press release issued on Monday, the Sonelgaz group announced the commissioning of several "major" energy projects in response to the growing demand for electricity, particularly during the summer months.

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France/The municipality of Val-au-Perche is preparing its twinning with Cerisay, in Deux-Sèvres

A working group was set up and a delegation from Cerisay was welcomed to Val-au-Perche (Orne) on June 22 and 23, 2024.

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Canada/Group identifies missing sidewalks in Edmonton to improve accessibility

The non-profit organization Paths for People is working to improve accessibility on Edmonton streets by identifying missing sections of sidewalk in the city.

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