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Published on December 08, 2022 / Topic : Foundation

The Brazzaville Foundation dialogue with the World Bank

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Since 1944, the World Bank Group has been working in key areas of development and has several mechanisms for intervening, particularly in African countries, through country strategies based on government priorities. It is therefore an important technical and financial partner for African initiatives supported by Brazzaville Foundation.

Caption: Exchange between the World Bank Vice President (West and Central Africa) and members of the Aspen Institute.

Roundtable of the partners of the pilot project against fake medicines in Togo

The World Bank is a partner of the Brazzaville Foundation in providing technical support to the Lomé Initiative against Falsified and Substandard Medicines (FSMs) countries. At the end of November, the Bank conducted a first phase of consultations with key development stakeholders in Togo as part of the preparation of the new 2023-2027 Country Partnership Framework. After a contact established by Prof. Moustafa Mijiyawa, Minister of Health, Mr. Fily Sissoko, Resident Representative in Togo, and Mr. Richard Amalvy, Managing Director, organized a working session. The World Bank has been asked to join the round table of technical and financial partners led by UNDP and WHO, which will support the pilot project against FSMs that will be launched in early 2023 in Lome.

Project support and exchange of expertise

On December 8 in Paris, Mr. Jean-Luc Allavena, President of the Institut Aspen France, and Mr. Jean-Christophe Bas, member of the Executive Board, gathered the members of the preparation group of the Europe-Africa Forum which will celebrate its thirtieth edition in Annecy in the fall of 2023. This meeting was organized around Mr. Ousmane Diagana, Vice-President of the World Bank (West and Central Africa) for a discussion on the current challenges of the African continent, including the security situation in the Sahel, the bankability of projects and their financing, and the need to adopt an integrated approach in their development. The Brazzaville Foundation, which has been associated with the Europe-Africa Forum since November 2021, was present during this exchange, represented by its Chief Executive.

 

Mr. Diagana had recently met with Mr. Jean-Yves Ollivier, Chairman of the Brazzaville Foundation, during COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. Indeed, the World Bank is one of the partners that helped to set up the Congo Basin Blue Fund, of which Mr. Ollivier is a Goodwill Ambassador.

 

In his exchange with Aspen Institute members, Mr. Diagana emphasized the need to enrich the World Bank's know-how and invited his interlocutors to participate in an exchange of expertise.