In 2022, the Brazzaville Foundation will continue to design, promote and support African initiatives

Despite the operational difficulties caused by the pandemic, for the second year, the Brazzaville Foundation has been very active during the year 2021. In the summary that you will discover below, we offer you a panorama of actions carried out in favour of peace, the environment and health with our African partners, whom we thank for their trust.

  

In 2022, the Brazzaville Foundation will continue to design, promote and support African initiatives.

 

 

 

Panorama of actions carried out in 2021

PEACE - Conflict resolution and prevention

Jean-Yves Ollivier organises a meeting to facilitate intra-Libyan dialogue
20 June, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
At the instigation of Jean-Yves Ollivier, Sheikh Farhat Jaabiri, spiritual leader of the Ibadites, met with Denis Sassou N'Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo and of the African Union's High-Level Committee on Libya, to assure the Congolese President of the Ibadite community's support for the African Union's action on Libya. Read more

JY Ollivier Libye

 

Jean-Yves Ollivier in Russia to discuss the challenges of the African continent
7 April, Moscow, Russia
Mikhail Bogdanov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Representative of the President for the Middle East and African countries, and Jean-Yves Ollivier discussed the need to overcome crisis and conflict situations on the continent in accordance with the principle of "African problems - African solutions". Read more

 

Passing of the South African leader: Jean-Yves Ollivier pays tribute to Frederik de Klerk
13 November
After the passing of Frederik de Klerk, Jean-Yves Ollivier shared the story of his meeting with the former South African president in 1988, who played a key role in bringing about the end of apartheid. Read more

 

ENVIRONMENT - Preserving the Congo basin

Towards COP 26: The Brazzaville Foundation organises a high-level roundtable on the Congo Basin Blue Fund

29 June, by videoconference
Under the auspices of the Congo Basin Climate Commission (CBCC), the Brazzaville Foundation organised the online high-level roundtable "From COP22 to COP26: The Congo Basin Blue Fund, an African and global issue" in preparation for COP26. Watch the replay

Fonds bleu TR

 

COP 26: An advocacy and marketing strategy to promote the Congo Basin Blue Fund
25 July, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Teams from the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and the Congo Basin of the Republic of Congo, the CBCC and the Brazzaville Foundation met to develop a strategy and operational plan for COP26. Read more

Juillet Brazzaville

30 September, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
The co-developed advocacy and marketing communication strategy was approved at the second CBCC Heads of State and Government Summit. Read more

 

COP26: The Brazzaville Foundation provides technical support to the Congo Basin Blue Fund in Glasgow
1-12 November, Glasgow, Scotland
Design of the Blue Fund pavilion, production of marketing materials and on-site technical support: the Brazzaville Foundation was present at COP26 in Glasgow to support the CBCC member states, who came to advocate the urgency of preserving the Congo basin. Read more

COP26 appui technique

 

HRH Prince Michael of Kent addresses a message of support to the leaders of the Congo Basin countries
1 November, London, United Kingdom
The royal patron of the Brazzaville Foundation recorded a message in French and English to encourage the leaders and partners of the Congo Basin Climate Commission, meeting at COP26 in Glasgow, to strengthen their efforts to preserve the Congo Basin. Read more

SAR Prince message

 

From COP22 to COP26: The Congo Basin Blue Fund is definitely launched
3 November, Glasgow, Scotland
In Hall 5 of COP26 in Glasgow, the Blue Fund pavilion welcomed Mr Denis Sassou NGuesso, President of the Republic of Congo and President of the Congo Basin Climate Commission (CBCC), and Mr Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who is also President of the African Union, in the presence of Jean-Yves Ollivier, one of the Blue Fund's goodwill ambassadors. Read more

JYO Congos COP26

 

HEALTH - Fighting against medicines that kill

The Lomé Initiative celebrates its first anniversary
22 January, Lomé, Togo
Richard Amalvy was received in audience by H.E. Faure Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic, who is also the political coordinator of the Lomé Initiative, to present the results and prospects of the initiative. Read more

Lomé premier anniversaire

 

The Gambia joins the Lomé Initiative
21 Avril, Banjul, The Gambia
H.E. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of the Gambia, received in audience Jean-Yves Ollivier to confirm the desire to engage his country in the fight against falsified and substandard medicines within the framework of the Lomé Initiative. The Gambia thus becomes the seventh country to sign up to the Lomé Initiative. Read more

JYO Gambie Lomé

 

The Brazzaville Foundation organises a high-level roundtable on substandard and falsified pharmaceuticals products
25 May, by videoconference
On the occasion of the 74th World Health Assembly and Africa Day, the Brazzaville Foundation organised the high-level online roundtable "COVID-19 and the Increasing Risks of Substandard and Falsified Pharmaceutical products in Africa: A public health and security issue". Watch the replay

Faux Medicaments TR

 

Richard Amalvy, Prof. Moustafa Mijiyawa, Greg Perry and Michel Sidibé publish an op-ed on the rising risk of fake medical products in Africa
28 May, London, United Kingdom
Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive of the Brazzaville Foundation, Prof. Moustafa Mijiyawa, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene of the Republic of Togo, Greg Perry, Assistant Director General of IFPMA, and Michel Sidibé, Special Envoy for the African Medicines Agency of the African Union, publish the op-ed "We need to stem the growing risk of fake medical products". Read more

 

The Brazzaville Foundation becomes an observer to the Committee of the Parties of the MEDICRIME Convention
26 May, Strasbourg, France
The Committee of the Parties to the Council of Europe's MEDICRIME Convention, an important actor in the fight against the trafficking of fake medicines at international level, has granted observer status to the Brazzaville Foundation. This convention is part of the legal arsenal that the signatory countries of the Lomé Initiative have committed to ratify. Read more

 

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Niger: The President of the Republic raises Jean-Yves Ollivier to the rank of Officer of the Order of the Niger
27 January, Niamey, Niger
H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger, honoured Jean-Yves Ollivier with the rank of Officer of the Order of the Niger. Read more

JYO Ordre National Niger

 

Senegal: Jean-Yves Ollivier is made an Officer of the National Order of the Lion
17 November, Paris, France
H.E. El Hadji Magatte Seye, Ambassador of Senegal to France, conferred on Jean-Yves Ollivier the insignia of the National Order of the Lion. Read more

JYO Ordre du Lion Senegal

 

The Brazzaville Foundation publishes its five-year report
1 April, London, United Kingdom
On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, the Brazzaville Foundation published its five-year report, "Partnering with Africa", to tell the history of its commitment to peace, the environment and health. Read more

BF report preview

 

Nicholas Chance retires from the Board of Trustees of the Foundation
31 October, London, United Kingdom
We thank Nicholas Chance for his valuable years of expertise and advice. He was a major contributor to the creation of the Brazzaville Foundation in London in 2014 and 2015 in the wake of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Royal Patron, of whom he was then Private Secretary. Read more

Nicholas Chance depart

 

United Nations: The Brazzaville Foundation joins the Board of the Conference of NGOs
1 December, New York, United States

Following the 27th General Assembly of the Conference of NGOs (CoNGO) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York, the Brazzaville Foundation joined the Board of Directors as Treasurer. For three years, the Foundation will be the guarantor of the application of the principles of independence, transparency and integrity for the NGO community in working relationship with the United Nations system. Read more

RA Liberato 

The Brazzaville Foundation welcomes the actions carried out in 2021 and looks forward to the new year with optimism and determination, thanks to the trust of its partners.

Falsified medicines: Perspectives 2022-2024 of the Lomé In…

Actualités

On the occasion of the second anniversary of the Lomé Initiative, initiated by the Brazzaville Foundation and launched by six African Heads of State at the Lomé Summit on 18 January 2020, we invite you to look back at the actions carried out in 2021 and the results expected in 2022.

18-01-2022

Ghana launches its e-pharmacy

Actualités

On 22 December in Accra, Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, announced the launch of a national e-pharmacy. This initiative will enable over 30 million Ghanaians to access prescribed medicines in a more convenient, cost-effective manner and avoid falsified and substandard medi...

06-01-2022

In 2022, the Brazzaville Foundation will continue to desig…

Actualités

Despite the operational difficulties caused by the pandemic, for the second year, the Brazzaville Foundation has been very active during the year 2021. In the summary that you will discover below, we offer you a panorama of actions carried out in favour of peace, the environment and health with our ...

17-12-2021

4th edition of Fight the Fakes Week: legislation and colla…

Actualités

 From 6 to 12 December, the Fight The Fakes Alliance* organised the 4th edition of "Fight the Fakes Week": a series of events and meetings aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of falsified and substandard medicines. The Brazzaville Foundation participated. ...

10-12-2021

The MEDICRIME Convention celebrates its 10th anniversary a…

Actualités

From 1 to 3 December, the Brazzaville Foundation was present, in its capacity as observer, at the 5th plenary meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe's MEDICRIME Convention in hybrid format. This meeting was an opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the convention...

03-12-2021

United Nations: The Brazzaville Foundation joins the Board…

Actualités

New York, 1 December 2021 - The 27th General Assembly of the Conference of NGOs (CoNGO) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was held from 29 November to 1 December in New York in a hybrid format. ...

01-12-2021

Jean-Yves Ollivier, elevated to the rank of Commander of t…

Actualités

On 17 November in Paris, H.E. Mr El Hadji Magatte Seye, Ambassador of Senegal to France, conferred the insignia of the National Order of the Lion on Jean-Yves Ollivier, international mediator and Founding Chairman of the Brazzaville Foundation.

17-11-2021

From COP22 to COP26, the Congo Basin Blue Fund definitivel…

Actualités

On 3 November, the Congo Basin Blue Fund pavilion had a festive air in hall 5 of COP26 in Glasgow. It welcomed Mr. Denis Sassou NGuesso, President of the Republic of Congo and President of the Congo Basin Climate Commission (CBCC), and Mr. Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Co...

03-11-2021

From COP22 to COP26, the Brazzaville Foundation has been p…

Actualités

From 1 to 12 November, the Brazzaville Foundation is present at COP26 in Glasgow to support the member countries of the Congo Basin Climate Commission (CBCC), which will be advocating the urgent need to preserve the Congo Basin, an African and global issue.

02-11-2021

Congo Basin at COP 26: A message from Prince Michael of Ke…

Actualités

Addressing the leaders and partners of the Congo Basin Climate Commission at COP26 in Glasgow, HRH Prince Michael of Kent recorded a message in French and English encouraging them to strengthen their efforts to preserve the Congo Basin.

01-11-2021

Retirement of Nicholas Chance from the Board of Trustees

Actualités

Nicholas Chance, CVO, retires from the Brazzaville Foundation's Board of Trustees with effect from 1 November 2021. He was a major contributor to its creation in London in 2014 and 2015 in the wake of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Royal Patron, to whom he was then Private Secretary.

01-11-2021

The Treaty for the creation of the African Medicines Agenc…

Actualités

On Tuesday 5 October, Cameroon became the 15th member state of the African Union to deposit the instrument of ratification for the Treaty for the creation of the African Medicines Agency (AMA) alongside Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda...

06-10-2021