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OIF Summit: 15 African project leaders expected in Dakar

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In preparation for the XVth summit of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) that will be held on 30th and 31st November 2014 in Dakar (Senegal), an international meeting called « Young peole in the Francophonie: facing the future » is planned on 9th and 10th September the Senegalese capital town. The Forum will include the young project leaders of countries sharing French language. A call for application is launched to the African youth.

According to the communiqué from the organizers of the forum, the meeting aims at creating a space of dialogue between the young French speakers in order to share « success stories » between them regarding employment and to have dialogue with the political decision-makers and experts to identify together, priority sectors in which governments have to center their job creation policies.

 Eligibility Criteria of the young participants:

Young from member countries of the OIF;

Young from 15 to 35 years old project leaders or who is trying to implement them;

Young representative of movements or associations that carry project;

Having a creative relevant project or susceptible to create jobs in the following domains: services, industry, cultural, community (social entrepreneurship), green jobs (sustainable agriculture: production and processing of agro sylvo-pastoral products, mining industries and their sectors, industries of collection, processing, recycling and valuation of industrial and household waste, renewable energies, creation and the maintenance of green space, eco-construction).

Methods of selection:

15 young project leaders among whom 7 Senegalese and 8 from the other French-speaking countries of Africa will be selected by the selection committee on the basis of their project;

On-line registration;

The deadline of submitting applications is set on 18th August 2014;

The successful applicants will be informed during the week that follows.

Participating countries: all the member countries of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF);

Application files should follow the pattern put on line on the site of the IPAR: consult / download the file.

Files must be sent to the following address: [email protected]


Original text by: Roger ADZAFO

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