Sourou: The Learning and Resilience Improvement Project launched

The High Commissioner of Sourou Province, Désiré Badolo, officially launched on Wednesday June 12, 2024, the activities of the Learning and Resilience Improvement Project (PAARE). The Learning and Resilience Improvement Project (PAARE) was officially launched on Wednesday June 12, 2024 in Tougan, in the Sourou province, Boucle du Mouhoun region. This project aims to improve learning and resilience through equitable access to quality education in inclusive and protective safe learning spaces. The said project is intended for school-age children affected by the security crisis in the Sourou province. Lasting 2 years (March 2024-February 2026), it will be piloted by the NGO Terre Des Hommes and will directly affect 3,480 girls, 3,212 boys, 63 women and 53 men. The indirect beneficiaries number 17,634 women and 15,021 men. The activities of 'PAARE' will focus, among other things, on the training of actors in child protection in emergency situations, young people on leadership and support for the school cant een, provision of kits to schools educational and didactic. The project leader, Vivien Pascal Yonli, requested the support of local authorities, customary and religious leaders and education stakeholders in Sourou for the smooth running of the activities. As for the first person in charge of the province, Désiré Badolo, he welcomed the intervention of this project in Sourou. For him, this initiative constitutes a response to the need for education in the province, in a current security and humanitarian context, through the care of displaced students and the training of teaching staff to improve the quality of education. 'education. Mr. Badolo reassured those responsible for the project that the authorities will spare no effort to provide substantial support and invited the beneficiaries to take on the activities to which they will be invited. Source: Burkina Information Agency

Bogandé/ Peace effort: Children of SIM Evangelical Churches offer 250,000 FCFA

The children of the SIM Evangelical Churches in the commune of Bogandé donated, Thursday June 13, 2024, a sum of 250,000 francs for the benefit of the orphans of the Volunteers for the Defense of the Fatherland (VDP) of Bogandé fallen at the front noted an AIB journalist. The children of the SIM Evangelical Churches of the commune of Bogandé, through this gesture wanted to show their support for the orphans of the VDP and express their gratitude to the agents of the Provincial Directorate of Humanitarian Action, of national solidarity for the efforts made alongside IDPs. On the occasion, they also made available to each office of the Provincial Directorate of Solidarity, Humanitarian Action, National Reconciliation, Gender and Family of the Gnagna, bibles and proceeded to the sanitation in the premises. 'Our language has lost the flavor of meals because when you eat and your neighbor dies of hunger, the food loses its flavor,' declared Lankoandé Ben Salomon, spokesperson for the donors. 'We come to visit our sisters and brothers orphaned by parents who are victims of terrorism to bring them our modest contribution,' he confided. According to him, the donors want their contribution to be used for the education of said orphans. According to Pastor Dahandi Lankoandé, president of the SIM evangelical churches in the commune of Bogandé, the holy scriptures exhort every human being to solidarity. This is how he justified the children's actions. Then he translated the strong considerations of his community to the fighting forces as well as the agents of the humanitarian action services. The Provincial Director of Humanitarian Action, National Reconciliation, Gender and Family of Gnagna, Marcel Yameogo was delighted with the act carried out by the children. » This gesture deserves to be shared. It's a moral lesson that the children are giving us this morning,' he argued. Continuing, he suggested that one is never rich or poor to do without solidarity. In doing so, he invited other layers of society to follow in the footsteps of these little ones. In the same vein, the second vice president of the special municipal delegation of Bogandé, Oumarou Tindano thanked the donors for the gesture. He launched a vibrant appeal to the daughters and sons of the commune of Bogandé to follow this example of solidarity in favor of the fighting forces and people affected by terrorism. Source: Burkina Information Agency

Dori: The CRUS is developing a market garden area for the benefit of IDPs

The Regional Committee of Unions of the Sahel (CRUS) organized in Dori, on June 12, 2024, an inaugural ceremony of a 2.5 hectare market gardening area for the benefit of 50 households of internally displaced people ( PDI) and delivery of equipment worth 70 million CFA francs to women's and breeders' associations. According to the representative of the secretary general of the CRUS, Mr. Boubacar Diallo, the creation of this jewel is part of the agro-sylvo-pastoral offensive of the Burkinabe government. According to him, this market gardening site created in Dori for security reasons was originally intended for producers in the communes of Déou and Oursi. And Mr. Diallo adds that the CRUS expects beneficiaries to have good organization for optimal exploitation of the site, strict compliance with technical itineraries and good production allowing them to increase their income. This market gardening area covers an area of ??2.5 ha and has 50 plots of 400 m2 each. It has a water supply, equipped with solar p anels, three tanks and water basins. The beneficiaries received farming equipment consisting of gloves, shovels, picks, wheelbarrows and watering cans. Eight multifunctional platforms, a crusher, a compactor and a mixer were also handed over to women's and farmers' associations. The estimated cost of all of these achievements by the CRUS and its partners is 70 million CFA francs. The beneficiaries warmly thanked the CRUS and its partners and committed to using the material received wisely. On behalf of the governor of the Sahel region, Mr. Wulfran Bamas, high commissioner of the Séno province, welcomed this action by the CRUS. For him, this gesture is proof of the effective presence of this NGO among the Sahelian populations in these difficult times. According to Mr. Bamas, this market gardening area and this equipment will allow IDPs to produce to meet their needs. To do this, he asked producers to take care of the site and to take advice from agricultural technicians who will be at their side to ena ble them to produce what they need. It should be remembered that the CRUS is a grouping of 1997 groups operating in livestock breeding, agriculture and fishing, created in 1989 and recognized in 1993, with the aim of promoting the agro-sylvo-pastoral potential of the Sahel region. , thanks to the development of approaches promoting the Sahelian in his environment. Source: Burkina Information Agency

Peace and cohesion: Communities present their know-how in Dori

The community recovery and stabilization project for the Sahel (PCRSS) organized in Dori on Thursday June 13, 2024, a communal day of communities with a view to promoting peace and social cohesion. The activity was marked by the exhibition of know-how, clothing, culinary and hair art and a parade of more than ten communities. This Communities Day is placed under the theme of contribution and commitment of communities in the consolidation of peace, social cohesion and living together. According to Mr. Abdoulaye Tamboura, monitoring and evaluation assistant at the Association for the Rural World (AMR), implementing partner of the PCRSS, social cohesion is not an empty word, but a social reality to be co-constructed. For him, communities are confronted with conflicts and inequalities. This is why they must work together to eradicate them. And Mr. Tamboura concludes that the communities day constitutes a great opportunity for this purpose. Mr. Harouna Kaboré, regional branch head of the PCRSS, warmly thanke d the AMR and the participating communities for the successful organization of this communal community day. Presenting his structure on this occasion, Mr. Kaboré said that it is an initiative of Mali and Burkina Faso, financed by the World Bank to enable the stabilization and recovery of communities in the three border area, severely affected by the insecurity. In the Sahel region, the project is implemented in the communes of Gorom-Gorom, Dori, Djibo, Sebba, Arbinda and Gorgadji. According to Mr. Boureima Dicko, first vice-president of the special delegation of Dori, Burkina Faso is characterized by cultural and ethnic diversity which constitutes a unifying force to achieve the common objective of development. For him, the theme of this day calls on communities to work more towards mutual respect of our values. Mr. Dicko called on communities to engage in daily acts of peace and living together. The community representative, Mr. Ibrahim Oumarou Diallo, expressed his gratitude to the PCRSS and the AMR fo r the organization of this community day. For him, communities are bearers of cultural values ??whose kinship in jokes constitutes a real mechanism for the prevention and resolution of social conflicts. Mr. Diallo wanted this value to be transmitted to younger generations. This community day ended with a tasting of local dishes and a community meal. Source: Burkina Information Agency

The Tabaski Festival 2024 widely commented on by the Burkinabè press

Ouagadougou: This Friday's publications include the government seminar on cybersecurity and the protection of personal data and the Tabaski 2024 festival which will be celebrated this Sunday. The state daily Sidwaya comments on its front page on the words of Imam Nouhoun Bakayogo, about the Tabaski festival. According to the public newspaper, Imam Bakayogo affirms that the woman can sacrifice the sheep. Still in the same vein, he maintains that more than 8,000 Burkinabè pilgrims are on their way to Arafat for the 2024 Hajj. The colleague, L'Observateur Paalga, explains that according to the imam of the Association of Muslim Pupils and Students of Burkina (AEEMB) and the Circle of Islamic Studies, Research and Training (CERFI), Ismaël Tiendrébéogo, the animal must not have an infirmity or malformation. The private newspaper Le pays, for its part, adds that the sheep are waiting for customers. Under another aspect, the state daily Sidwaya, displays on its headline: 'Exchanges on cybersecurity and the prot ection of personal data'. The public newspaper reports that Prime Minister Apollinaire Joachimson Kyélem de Tambèla chaired yesterday Thursday in Ouagadougou a government seminar on cybersecurity and the protection of personal data in the digital age. According to him, during the meeting, the National Information Systems Security Agency (ANSSI) deciphered the notion of cybersecurity for the benefit of members of the government. The dean of Burkina Faso's private dailies, L'Observateur Paalga, in his columns, adds that the Commission for Information and Liberties (CIL) addressed cybersecurity issues during the discussions. He continues that ANSSI is the national authority for the protection of information systems in Burkina Faso. Obs. also notes that the main mission of the said structure is to ensure the protection of national cyberspace. Source: Burkina Information Agency

The Sahel region wants to have a futuristic museum

The Sahel region wants to equip itself with a futuristic museum worthy of its richness and cultural diversity, which will be a real space for the transmission of cultural values, intellectual and interreligious dialogue, of learning and training for life, the AIB learned. The governorate of the Sahel region organized in Dori, on Tuesday June 11, 2024, a day of consultation of the driving forces with a view to determining in a consensual manner the format and the location of the future regional museum to be created. This consultation framework responds to an instruction from the Minister of State, Minister of Communication, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouédraogo. According to Wulfran Bamas, high commissioner of the Séno province, representing the governor of the Sahel, Burkina Faso is a country with old traditions, which, after its accession to independence, undertook several actions aimed at safeguarding and promoting its cultural heritage. . Listening to Mr. Bamas, the country is cur rently experiencing the most difficult times in its history, namely insecurity due to terrorism, the unfortunate consequences of which are numerous in all areas of life. And the High Commissioner added that the cultural sector pays the heaviest price in the Sahel region, hence the need to preserve the objects of art, musical instruments and statuettes still preserved within the communities. This is why, according to him, it is imperative to provide the Sahel region with a museum commensurate with its richness and cultural diversity, which will be a real space for the transmission of cultural values, intellectual and interreligious dialogue, learning and training for life. In order to be able to give their opinions on the creation of such an infrastructure, participants were entitled to two communications on cultural heritage as a lever for social well-being and the mapping of museums in Burkina Faso. At the end of these communications, the participants proposed the town of Dori, capital of the Séno provin ce and the Sahel region, as the site for the future museum complex, for the objective reasons of its security, its accessibility and its strong urbanization. They wanted it to be a general museum whose collection theme relates to all the communities in the region, an accessible and inclusive institution, attractive and with multiple offerings. Source: Burkina Information Agency 2024-06-14 00:00:00

Tunis: Recent crises have deepened the economic imbalances associated with demographic transformations, technological developments, climate change, geopolitical tensions and increased forced migration, Minister of Social Affairs Kamel Maddouri underlined during his participation on June 13 in Geneva, in the Thematic Dialogue on Improving Coherence between Economic and Social Policies as part of the Inaugural Forum of the Global Coalition for Social Justice. He further underscored the need to adapt to change and meet people's needs, welcoming the call by the World Trade Organisation Director-General to redefine globalisation. Maddouri recalled that Tunisia had been a pioneer in incorporating the concepts of social justice, decent work, fair pay, social protection, the guarantee of fundamental rights and trade union rights into its constitution, in addition to its accession to the global coalition for social justice. Decent work, he said, is a necessary but insufficient condition for achieving social justice , recalling the measures taken to reinforce the values of social justice, such as extending social security cover, protecting the social rights of migrants, eliminating all forms of precarious employment, guaranteeing a fair wage, revising the system of social security cover and the Labour Code, and combating all forms of exclusion and marginalisation. The minister also underlined the need to support integrated programmes and policies aimed at creating decent and sustainable jobs, broadening social protection and facilitating fair and inclusive economic transitions. Maddouri further pinpointed the need to achieve coherence and complementarity between economic and social policies. The participants in the forum indicated that societies work towards social justice in various ways, notably by protecting the most vulnerable and marginalised groups, reducing poverty and guaranteeing equal opportunities. They affirmed that the global coalition for social justice will help build cohesion in the multilateral syste m and enhance the social dimension of sustainable development, by ensuring that social justice is prioritised in policy-making and in the implementation of activities at national, regional and global levels. The Global Coalition for Social Justice aims to mobilise further political commitment and investment, and to encourage concrete action for social justice and decent work, in support of national priorities. The Coalition will foster multilateral cooperation and partnerships and play a key role in advocating and mobilising for the recognition of social justice on the multilateral agenda, in particular at the proposed United Nations World Social Summit in 2025. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Call to step up public-private partnership in pharmaceutical sector

Tunis: Ways to step up the public-private partnership in the drugs and pharmaceutical industries, as well as promoting investment and exports, were the focus of a working session held on Thursday on the sidelines of the Investment Forum in Tunisia, held on June 12-13 in Tunis. Health Minister Ali Mrabet reaffirmed on the occasion, the department's commitment to supporting local and foreign manufacturers in the pharmaceutical industry, according to a ministry press release. Mrabet pointed out that his department is endeavuring to set up a pharmaceutical system that is in step with modern developments, notably following the creation of the National Agency for Medicines and Health Products, through the development of the legal framework in order to bring it into line with international standards. This, he said, would require the development of scientific research, the pharmaceutical industry, the sharing of expertise and the encouragement of investment in this field. The Health Minister further underlined th e need for close collaboration between all those involved in the pharmaceutical sector to set up laboratories to manufacture raw materials in order to cover Tunisia's needs in serums and vaccines. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tunisian Tahar Bekri among world’s leading poets invited to virtual World Conference for Palestine

Tunis: Tunisian poet Tahar Bekri living in France is one of the world's leading poets to take part in the virtual World Conference for Palestine "Palestine at the Heart," organised by the World Poetry Movement (WPM), based in Medellin, Colombia, on June 15-16, 2024. Author of the anthology "Poets of Palestine" (Al Manar), which he translated from Arabic, is one of the 40 authors of all faiths and nationalities who make up the collective "PAROLES POUR UNE PAIX EN TERRE DE PALESTINE" (Words for Peace in the Land of Palestine) (edited by Monique Sérot-Chraïbi, and published by Editions Chèvrefeuille étoilée, June 2024). The World Conference for Palestine can add to the body of justice a clear path to freedom. It is an answer and a challenge to the United States and the great powers that support the occupation and provide more destructive weapons. The importance of the word and its strong impact on people, as well as the role of artists, writers, thinkers, and academics as individuals and collective power, are basic elements in making the Conference possible. The World Conference for Palestine is essential and of the utmost urgency. The Conference aims to invite poets, writers, artists, intellectuals, and politicians to meet and discuss the necessary ways to protect the Palestinian people. A two-day meeting, with interventions and expert analysis, will seek to contribute to an era of solutions to the current critical situation and exert more pressure to stop the war and the withdrawal of the occupation from Gaza. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Burkina: 150 young people from the Northern region trained in setting up business plans and seeking financing

Gourcy: As part of the implementation of the Community Project for the Recovery and Stabilization of the Sahel (PCRSS), 150 young people from the Northern Region received training in setting up business plans and seeking financing from June 4 to 8, 2024. There were 150 young people including 51 girls and 99 boys from the communes of Arbollé, Barga, Gourcy, Namissiguima, Ouahigouya, Ouindigui, Titao, Thiou and Yako in the Northern Region to benefit from training which focused on the assembly of plans business and the search for financing. This training initiated by the Association Monde Rural in partnership with the PCRSS took place from June 4 to 8, 2024 in Gourcy, capital of the Zondoma province. For the National Coordinator of the AMR Amadou Wangré who chaired the closing ceremony, the objective of the activity is to strengthen the capacities of young people on entrepreneurship and self-employment. 'It's an objective achieved,' he said, based on the results presented at this closing ceremony. 'During th e five days, we discussed with young people, among other things, the concept of business, good practices in entrepreneurship, the qualities of a good entrepreneur, strategies for seeking financing, etc. » said Aristide Kouraogo, one of the trainers. 'We also helped them to develop their business ideas further into a business plan which will subsequently be translated into a salable document,' he added. 'I am a weaver, and I can tell you that after this training, I realized that I was working in total disorder, but now I know how to reorganize my work to get the most out of it,' said Safieta Ouédraogo beneficiary of the training. 'I didn't know that we could do this without raising significant resources. But with the knowledge received, I will start doing something once I return home' says Abdoul Fatao Sogoba from the commune of Titao. Speaking on behalf of her comrades, Mariam Sawadogo thanked the initiators of this training before pleading for their support in the implementation of the business plans tha t they will develop. Each participant received a certificate of participation from the organizers. Remember that this training was possible thanks to the PCRSS, which has set itself the main mission of contributing to the recovery and development of populations affected by the security crisis in three regions of Burkina. Source: Burkina Information Agency