Canada/Cycling network connectivity projects in Sherbrooke to be studied

Connections between cycling sections will be improved in Sherbrooke. In all, the city has authorized feasibility studies for five connectivity projects.

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NIGER: a greener Tabaski to combat overconsumption of wood

The 2024 edition of the Tabaski feast was marked in Niger by a campaign to combat the over-consumption of firewood. As the Muslim holiday approaches, the streets of Niamey are often invaded by the firewood needed for the celebrations. A trend that is having alarming repercussions on the environment. Faced with deforestation and the desertification it engenders, the non-governmental organization (NGO) Jeunes volontaires pour l'environnement (JVE) has repeated its awareness-raising campaigns to promote more sustainable practices and protect Niger's fragile ecosystems.

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France/Pont-l'Evêque: workshops to develop psychosocial skills

On Friday June 14, 2024, around 15 people took part in workshops in Pont-l'Evêque, set up by the Plie (Plan local pour l'insertion et l'emploi) du Nord pays d'Auge (Calvados), to develop psychosocial skills.

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BENIN: Sogea-Satom starts urgent drinking water works in 2 communes

As part of its policy to tackle drinking water shortages, the government of the Republic of Benin is implementing the Emergency Project to reinforce the drinking water supply in the Akpakpa and Agblangandan areas from the Porto-Novo wellfields. The French company Sogea-Satom is carrying out the work, which is designed to secure the supply of water to the target populations until 2030.

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Canada/Sept-Îles wants to give more love to its parks and green spaces

For the next ten years, Sept-Îles will be spending nearly two million dollars a year to maintain and beautify its parks and green spaces.

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Philippines/ Tourism: the Philippines turns to sustainable development

A particularly popular destination in Southeast Asia for its scuba diving spots, the country is becoming increasingly aware of the urgent need to protect its environment by avoiding overtourism, as this Frenchwoman living in the Philippines explains.

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SENEGAL: GGGI and Cetud join forces for sustainable mobility in Dakar

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Senegal's Executive Council for Sustainable Urban Transport (Cetud) have just signed a memorandum of understanding to optimize the development of urban mobility in Dakar and other cities affected by road congestion.

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France/ Colleville-Montgomery. Animations for sustainable development

Two questions for... Marie-Christine Leroux, Delegate Councillor in charge of communications

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Morocco/Maternal and child health: Community women relays strengthened in Azilal

Azilal - Some 60 women community relays recently benefited from a training session in Azilal dedicated to strengthening their skills in caring for pregnant women and their children.

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France/ A new life for computers: in Mayenne, FNAC enters into a partnership with Emmaüs

To keep its old computers out of landfill, FNAC Laval has entered into a partnership with Emmaüs. Keyboards, mice, computers... The association recovers donations from the electronics store. After refurbishing them, Emmaüs offers them for sale at rock-bottom prices.

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Burkina/ Adaptation to climate change and access to the Green Climate Fund: Local authorities trained in strategic planning and project design

From June 11 to 13, 2024, the town of Ziniaré, in the Central Plateau region, hosted a training workshop for communal leaders from the communes of Barsalogho and Pensa, in the Centre-nord region, on strategic planning for climate change adaptation and access to the green climate fund. The opening ceremony was co-chaired by Zingué Kamou, representing the Director General of the Green Economy and Climate Change, Jean Bazié, representing the Country Director of the NGO Christian Aid, and Moussa Oubri, representing the NGO Structure rurale d'appui aux communautés (SERACOM). As a reminder, SERACOM is Christian Aid's operational partner for the implementation of the PRESI OKDD project in its three intervention communes (Barsalogho, Pensa and Kelbo).

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Canada/Emdaabiimok: the City of Toronto gives an Aboriginal name to an avenue

On Wednesday, in the name of Aboriginal reconciliation, Toronto renamed an avenue in the east end of the city that had previously been known as Lower Coxwell. The new name, Emdaabiimok, means "where the road leads to the water".

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Congo/Combating zoonotic diseases: the Ebo-Sursy project delivers its latest results

The final Ebo-Sursy project feedback workshop for Congolese partners was held on June 19 in Brazzaville. This initiative, funded by the European Union to the tune of 10 million euros, is led by a partnership consortium comprising the World Organization for Animal Health (Omsa), the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and the Institut Pasteur.

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France/ Near Châteaubriant: this association offers sports and cooking workshops

In Moisdon-la-Rivière and the surrounding area, the Santé Vous Bien 44 association offers sports activities and cookery workshops to help patients achieve better health.

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Vietnam/ Refaire le monde en français: second stage in Vietnam

After their first meeting in Laos, nine French-speaking students and their French teachers from three high schools in Ho Chi Minh City welcomed their new friends from Cambodia and Laos to the Southern Megapolis for new adventures revolving around environmental issues. These brilliant students from class 11 (Première) went to meet sustainable development initiatives and players over 4 busy days from June 09 to 12, 2024.

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France/L'association marseillaise Protis Club renforce son ancrage social et territorial

The Marseilles-based association, committed to fighting social fractures among young people, has signed a partnership agreement with Caisse d'Epargne Cepac.

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Luxembourg/Call for "Resilient Forest" projects: 2000 hectares have already been reforested in Wallonia

What tree species should be planted to cope with climate change? This is certainly a question that many forest owners are currently asking themselves. The "Resilient Forest" call for projects has been launched in 2021 in Wallonia to support them in this reflection and help them financially.

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Canada/$689,000 surplus for the City of Chandler

The City of Chandler declares a municipal surplus of $689,142, a first in 20 years.

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Guinea/Local governance support: 356 local authorities receive computer equipment

On June 14, 2024, the Agence nationale de financement des collectivités locales (ANAFIC), through the projet d'appui à l'agence nationale de financement des collectivités locales (PANAFIC) organized a ceremony marking the official handover of IT kits to 356 local authorities.

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France/ In Monterblanc, she works on the community's biodiversity

On the occasion of the Fête du sous-bois in Monterblanc (Morbihan) on Saturday June 15, 2024, Cécile Chauvin, in charge of the Atlas of Communal Biodiversity, presented her work surveying the species present on the territory.

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