Ecological and health challenges in Africa: The Brazzaville Foundation dialogues with the diaspora

On 26 March, in Bordeaux (France) - As part of the 2022 edition of the National Days of Diasporas and Africa (JNDA), the Brazzaville Foundation met with several African political, economic, social and cultural actors and members of the diaspora. An opportunity to talk about environment and health. 

 

Every year since 2013 in Bordeaux, the National Days of Diasporas and Africa (JNDA), initiated by the Club des Bâtisseurs, transcend all kinds of cleavages to bring together thousands of participants around African and diaspora personalities in France.

The aim of this annual meeting is to develop and highlight economic, social, political, cultural and artistic initiatives, and to build bridges between Africa and Europe.

Invited for the first time, the Brazzaville Foundation was represented by Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive, who intervened in the debate on the ecological challenges in Africa and their solutions.

He began by presenting the issues related to the preservation of the Congo Basin in the context of the climate emergency: "If we all agree to preserve what is becoming the planet's first lung, we cannot imagine that the industrialised countries ask Africa to put the Congo Basin under a bell to continue polluting, and in fact prohibit the future development and well-being of indigenous populations. We must think of a model of development and green and blue growth that meets the environmental criteria of the Paris agreements, while offering a prosperous future to Africa. He presented the objectives of the Congo Basin Blue Fund, an African initiative carried by sixteen countries, with the support of the Kingdom of Morocco.

He concluded this session with a pitch on the Lomé Initiative against medicines that kill, supported by the six African signatory countries. The Chief Executive explained the methodology of the national plans to fight against falsified and substandard medicines under this initiative. This intervention allowed him to invite members of the diaspora to join the solutions proposed by the partners of these two programmes.

 

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Intervention of Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive of the Brazzaville Foundation, at the JNDA 2022

 

More information on the event website.

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