By Abu-Jahlil Astrid Chacha for Milwaukee Community Journal
The Chief Executive Officer of “Agence Française de Devélopement” , the French Agency for Development Mr Remi Rioux declared in December 6TH , 2016 that his agency, joined to the “La Caisse française des dêpots”, another financial institution in France will invest in 2017 until 500 millions of Euros into emerging African countries to help them create more development infrastructures in the fields of telecommunications, renewable energy, transport, clean water, new technologies, waste treatment, education and health.
For the first time these two financial institutions are uniting, as current to give France government a stronger and efficient office to finance the new international challenges humanity is facing “ Demographic and social transition, energy and ecological transition, territorial, digital, political and citizen”, as said Mr Rioux . Mr Pierre Réné Lem added “we want also to be very involved in applying the Paris climate agreement”.
Since seventy five years and across seventy countries on the planet, the French Agency for Development ( In French Agence Française de Development ) has been acting consistantly in supporting many development projects in the fields of agriculture, environment, health, education, job training, water, crisis and conflicts, climate, energy, transports… AFD has office in forty countries in Africa and has a long and particular experience of solidarity in interaction with African countries.
In other side, The United Nations Climate Green Fund has been founded in May 2015 in order to be the most important office to give financial help specifically to African countries to solve their problems caused by climate change such us farming production rate decreasing, scientific researches, change of rain season … Three african regions had been provided funds and are still supported, Malawi, Senegal and Eastern Africa.
The Climate Green Fund could raise $168 millions and directed half to Africa. The countries members of the fund are raising $10 billions until 2018. Richest countries at the 2009 Copenhague climate conference promised that from 2020, they would raise each year $100 billions to solve problems generated by climate change in Africa.
Before leaving the White House office, Barack Obama has provided $500 millions to the Climate Green Fund.
Senegal located in Western Africa could benefit $7 millions suffering from the salinization of its lands turn into strangely salted which is a serious threat for millions of people living by farming and for a economic system based on peanuts farming trade.
Malawi located in Southeastern Africa is one of the poorest country on the planet. It could benefit $12 millions. Malawi regularly comes down under lot of natural disasters, many storms, floods, droughts which horribly destroys the farming production and oblige exodus of farmers, families and workers, 2 millions of people.
Sudan, located in the northeastern Africa is a very large country with great agriculture
Possibilities but the rain does not fall enough, the seasons dramatically changed.
The Climate Conferences called COP 21, COP 22 were about to create solutions. But Madame Fatima Denton who is the coordinator of African Center for climate policy argued in an interview to “Jeune Afrique Magazine” before the COP 21 conference that all these funds are not sufficient. She complained about general opinion thinking only in reducing the effects of climate change. She apologized for adaptation techniques.
Ghana in western Africa and The Kingdom of Morocco in the northern white Africa are preparing their proposals to the Climate Green Fund.
“Germanwatch” is a platform trying to call ordinary citizens to take part in the debate and the actions to encourage governments. ENDA Energie, a french company accepted partnership with “Germanwatch” in Senegal and french speaking african countries.
PACJA in Kenya, AESVT in Morocco; ABANTU in Ghana; CISONECC in Malawi; the CARE offices in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi are also partners. The general coordination is ruled by Germanwatch and CARE Allemagne-Luxembourg (CARE DL).
In May 2017 in Abidjan, capital of western Africa country Côte d’Ivoire, Germanwatch
hold a conference to make the point with his partners and take new decisions to
Regulate the damages of climate change.