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  • Abilympics, an event that highlights the skills of people with disabilities

    Dakar, 1 February – The press conference marking the start of Abilympics activities in Senegal was held yesterday after a long run of more than a year since the official launch in Oussouye (Senegal) in December 2021. The Abilympics are, in the trades, what the Olympic Games represent in sport. They are characterized by the

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  • Africa Food Summit 2023

    Dakar, 27 January – At the action-driven Dakar 2 Summit, Heads of State will convene meetings to mobilize and align government resources, development partners and private sector financing to unleash Africa’s food production potential. With the removal of barriers to agricultural development aided by new investments, it is estimated that Africa’s agricultural output could increase

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  • IDA Top Level Meetings

    On July the 7th 2009 IDA start his activities. During the year’s IDA people has meet several important Personalities as: Nelson Mandela, Pope Francis, Barack Obama, Ban Ki-moon, Ernest Bai Koroma, Ursula Von der Leyen, Alberto II of Monaco, Macky Sall, Dmitrij Medvedev, Vladimir Putin, Carl Wright, Jacques Chirac, Gheddafi, Xi Jinping, Ram Nath Kovind,

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  • Davos 2023

    Davos, 18 January 2023, (Reuters) – IDA attendance. Climate change came to the fore at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, where U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on business leaders to follow the principles outlined by an expert group to make credible net-zero pledges or risk greenwashing. The United Nations and standard setter the International

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  • IDA President’s end-of-year speech

    Good Day to all IDA members and volunteers. As the year 2022 comes to the end, I would like to say thank you to all members of IDA NGO around the world for your sacrifices and for having made our organization leader in Africa for sustainable development. A special mention to the members of the

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  • Légion d’honneur to Jamie Dimon

    Paris, 13 December – Jamie Dimon Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co has been admitted to the Ordre National de La Légion d’honneur, in the customary French tradition.  J.P. Morgan’s commitment to France goes back over 150 years; in receiving this award, He has played tribute to his J.P. Morgan colleagues there and

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  • Fondation Houphouet Boigny

    Yamoussoukro, 3 December – Fondation Houphouet Boigny Côte d’Ivoire and installation of the Board of Directors Anopaci, 3 December 2022 with Ivory Coast Minister of Agriculture and Minister of the Interior. IDA Initiatives for the Development of Africa, present with ITA Côte d’Ivoire. The partnership between Anopaci and IDA will allow Ivory Coast to get

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  • 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

    Geneva, 28 November – Andrea Giannetto, IDA President has illustrated also this year the NourDign project during the 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The UN Forum is the world’s largest annual gathering on business and human rights with more than 2,000 participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms,

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  • IABW Italia Africa Business Week 2022

    Rome, 22 November – IABW is the first economic forum between Italy and Africa: a meeting platform aimed at creating business opportunities between Italian and African entrepreneurs. “We believe in a leadership model that must balance the family, private and public spheres. At that point it is no longer a female leadership, but global” –

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  • Zambia NourDign

    Lusaka, 17 November – Mr. Mame Hamath William Diouf, International Manager for Agricultural Development of IDA, met Hon. Reuben R. Phiri Mtolo the Zambia Minister of Agriculture to discuss regarding the food security in the Country in the respect of NourDign ethical label procedure.

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  • COP27

    Sharm El Sheikh, 10 November – Meeting with the main members of the Arab Donor Group (ADG), a group composed of all major Arab development banks and funds, at COP27, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, as they announced an additional joint commitment of USD 24Billion towards climate finance support to developing countries, Africa included. IDA attendance.

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  • CIGOFA3

    Dakar, 01 November 2022 – The opening of the Third International Youth Land Governance Conference (CIGOFA3) was graced with the presence of more than a hundred participants. We were honored to have a panel five distinguished guests made of Dr. Edeme Janet who is the director of the rural and agriculture department at the African

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  • Partnership between IDA and ANOPACI

    Abidjan, 28 October – A partnership is established linking IDA and ANOPACI in order to allow a repositioning of the agricultural sector thanks to policies which will enhance the credibility of the sector, for Two million two hundred and thirty-five thousand (2,235,000) active Farmers and Producers distributed throughout Côte d’Ivoire, under the chairmanship of Mr.

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  • GUED’BEACH Senegal

    Dakar, 27 October – In collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Sobel Aziz NGOM, CEO of Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal set up GUED’BEACH, an innovative project to develop the beautiful Guédiawaye beach for the benefit of young people from the suburbs. Gued’Beach is an integrated project, with a sports park, a leisure park

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  • Generation Equality Accountability Moment

    New York, 23 September – IDA Virtual attendance. On the 23 September, leaders and allies gathered at the first-Generation Equality Accountability Moment to reflect on one year of progress and reaffirm accountability and transparency as the cornerstones for Generation Equality success. Held in the context of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, the event

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  • President Ouattara guest of Confindustria in Rome

    Rome, 16 September – The Ivory Coast as a “Country of the future”: this is the image suggested by President Alassane Ouattara, a guest of Confindustria in Rome for a day of debates, meetings and agreements between companies in search of economic opportunities but also ready for a social commitment. The word that returns to

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  • IDA and the Gender Hotspot at Radboud University

    Nijmegen, 2 September – Cecilia Olivero, IDA Member on the 2nd of September 2022, has moderate roundtables at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Gender Hotspot hosted an entire day of conferences and panels for its 10th anniversary, to discuss the impact of scholars and practitioners on DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). Organised by Dr Jutta

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  • Councilmember Curren Price

    Los Angeles, 1 September – Councilmember Curren Price at the Los Angeles City Hall with the Mandela Fellowship Young African Leaders. 22 young Leaders have received the recognition by the 15 Elected representative. Mrs. Adrienne Bambou Diagne, ADA Representative in California. Pictures by Pr. Amina Humphrey

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  • IDA Ghana President received leadership award

    Tamale, 13 August – Alhaji Mohammerd Haroon, IDA Ghana president received leadership award. IDA Ghana continues to do a great job for the Country development and the IDA awareness.

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  • Africa’s Women’s Day 2022

    Windhoek, Namibia, 31 July – Africa’s Women’s Day commemorative activities kick off to honor African women and girls. High-level celebrations on 31 July, 2022 to be held in a hybrid form online and in-person in Windhoek, Namibia. 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the Pan-African Women’s Organisation (PAWO), PAWO is Africa’s first collective women’s organization,

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  • Agrifood Transformation and Women Empowerment in West Africa

    Bruxelles, 22 June – Press release of June 22, 2022 Agrifood Transformation and Women Empowerment in West Africa. The congress was organized by the UCEE (Union of European Chamber of Experts) and the On. Gianna Gancia. The spekers to the press release are: On. Gianna Gancia – member of the European Parliament Dr. Andrea Giannetto

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  • Bruxelles, 22 June – NourDign. Agrifood Transformation and Women Empowerment in West Africa. The spekers to the press release are: On. Gianna Gancia – member of the European Parliament Dr. Andrea Giannetto – Member of UCEE and President of IDA (African Development Initiative) Dr. Paolo Saba – President of UCEE Mr. Mohamed Orman Bangura –

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  • Plenary meeting in EU Parliament

    Bruxelles, 22 June – The theme of the congress is agri-food processing for the empowerment of women and young people in West Africa. The IDA (African Development Initiative) has decided to develop the NourDign project to help young people and women achieve economic and social independence. The project idea is to support the vision of

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  • Ivory Coast in European Parliament

    Bruxelles, 22 June – The Ivory Coast delegation has attended to the Plenary meeting for NourDign project. The theme of the congress is agri-food processing for the empowerment of women and young people in West Africa. The IDA (African Development Initiative) has decided to develop the NourDign project to help young people and women achieve

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  • IDA Representative office in Dubai

    Dubai, 30 June – Mr. Federico Maionchi is appointed as Strategic Business Advisor and IDA Representative in Dubai. Mr. Federico Maionchi met Mr. Abdulla Mohammad Ali Saleh Ali to discuss regarding the new initiatives for Africa.

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  • The Africa Energy Forum 2022

    Brussels, 21/24 June – The Africa Energy Forum 2022 of the 21 – 24 June in Brussels under the theme ‘Africa for Africa: Building Energy for the Just Transition’. Once again the participation has seen governments, utilities and regulators with development finance institutions, commercial banks, power developers, technology providers, EPCs and professional services. Over the

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  • MoU between IDA and CUG

    Accra, 22 June – Initiative for the Development of Africa (IDA) and Catholic University of Ghana (CUG), have signed a Partnership Agreement. The MoU defines the terms of collaboration that will facilitate cooperation between the two institutions in the area of ​​common interest for the economic and social development of Ghana. IDA and the CUG,

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  • IDA Economic mission in Tanzania

    Zanzibar, 29 June – IDA Economic mission in Tanzania. Mrs. Astou Danfakha IDA member meet H.E. Suleiman Masoud Makame, Minister of Blue Economy and Fisheries of Zanzibar. The main discussion topic was the development of a new touristic port in Zanzibar. With a conference call Mr. Andrea Giannetto has supported the IDA delegation.

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  • NourDign presentation to the EU Parliament

    Bruxelles, 18 June – On the 22nd of June 2022 Andrea Giannetto will introduce to the European Parliament the NourDign Project for the women empowerment in West Africa. NourDign project (Food and Dignity): – The NourDign project is known in ECOWAS, European Union and United Nations; the project is also known by the Governments of

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  • Twinning between Italy and Senegal

    Sant’Angelo Le Fratte, 7 June – The twinning between the Municipalities of Sant’Angelo le Fratte, Savoia di Lucania, Satriano di Lucania, Sasso di Castalda and Brienza of the Basilicata Region and the Municipality of Dabia in the Matan Region Senegal was sanctioned on Saturday 21 May in the Municipality of Sant’Angelo Le fratte. The meeting

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  • Testimonial

    Aminata THIAO Social Media Manager and Coordinatrice Équipe Numérique IDA. Karsene MEMEVEGNI Digital Team strategy Manager and Deputy Coordinator Adjaratou SEYDOU Community Manager and member of IDA NUMÉRIQUE Yapi Ange Richard Adon référent digital et responsable section social média IDA NUMÉRIQUE Gabriel Deschanel TCHOMEGNE KOUAGUE Community Manager et membre IDA NUMÉRIQUE Robert Libasse FALL Digital

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  • Davos 2022

    Davos, 26 May – The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 convenes at the most consequential geopolitical and geo-economic moment of the past three decades and against the backdrop of a once-in-a-century pandemic. The meeting brings together over 2,000 leaders and experts from around the world, all committed to a “Davos Spirit” of improving the

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  • International Migration Review Forum

    New York, 17-20 May – The Forum, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 17-20 May 2022. The Forum has been hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly. It consists of: four interactive multi-stakeholder round-tables; a policy dialogue; and a plenary. It will result in an intergovernmental agreed Progress Declaration. An

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  • MOU between IIS “G. Vallauri” and IDA

    Fossano, 13 May 2022 – The Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “G. Vallauri” in Fossano and IDA have signed a MOU for the cooperation in Africa. Cooperation will be in any field involving the development of Africa, the good of the Planet and the primary values of the NourDign philosophy in the world, such as education

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  • Young Leaders of the French-African Foundation

    Dakar, 6 May – The Senegal President of Republic, H.E.M Macky Sall met the Young Leaders of the French-African Foundation at the Palace of the Republic. This presidential sequence reflected the richness of the Young Leaders’ 3-day learning expedition to Dakar, which made it possible to discuss, exchange and network around the key issues of

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  • 7th Annual Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation

    Virtual, 5-6 May – IDA Virtual attendance. The 7th Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum) has been held on 5-6 May 2022 under the theme “Science, technology and innovation for building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The STI Forum was an opportunity for governments

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  • 32nd session of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights

    Virtual, 5 May – Mr. Karsene Memevegni IDA member has attended in the name of the organization at the 32nd session of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights held in hybrid on May 5, 2022. The debates lasted one hour, articulated around the question of the participation of private companies in the animation

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  • UN Secretary-General Visit Transit Centre in Borno State, Nigeria

    Borno State (Nigeria), 03 May – Secretary-General António Guterres visits Bulumkutu Transit Centre in Borno State, accompanied by Mr. Bagagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno State. Bulumkutu Interim Care Centre, which opened in June 2016, is a UN-supported reintegration centre for children who have been involved with armed groups, located in Maiduguri, the capital and

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  • Africa – 2022 ECOSOC Youth Forum

    New York, 19/20 April – The ECOSOC Youth Forum has been a platform for discussions on the situation regarding COVID-19 and its impacts in the various regions. Regional breakout sessions of the Youth Forum has been prepared by events and consultations organized by the regional commissions, together with regional youth entities and platforms. This has

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  • CSW66 IDA participation

    New York, 15/24 March – IDA Virtual attendance by the following IDA members: Mrs. Aicha Diop (Senegal), Mrs. Rose Deboussin (Ivory Coast), Mrs. Susanna Alluto (Italy), Mrs. Olivia Wetzels (USA), Mr. Karsene Memevegni (Benin), Mr. Omar Kounta (Nigeria), Mr. Andrea Giannetto (Italy). The IDA members have attended to the following CSW66 meetings: Civil Society Briefing,

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