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  • Franco-Nigerian audiovisual co-productions – Call for projects

    The French Embassy in Nigeria is organizing the first Franco-Nigerian co-production meeting. It will take place in Lagos on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2019 at the Alliance française.
    Deadline for applications: April 1st, 2019

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  • The French Embassy celebrates International Human Rights Day at the Institut français

    On December 5, 2018, in celebration of International Human Rights Day, the Institut français du Nigéria hosted an audience of 150 people for the screening of Aïcha Macky’s documentary feature «The Fruitless Tree".

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  • The G20 Summit in Buenos Aires: putting multilateralism high on France’s agenda (30 Nov. - 1 Dec. 2018)

    Argentina has held the G20 Presidency since 1 December 2017. On 30 November and 1 December 2018, it will host the Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires. This event will mark the 10th year since the first Leaders’ Summit took place in 2008 in response to the global financial crisis.

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  • NDA - French Language Learning Support program

    On the 15th of November 2018, the Ambassador of France visited the Nigerian Defense Academy in Kaduna to launch the French Language Learning Support program. The event was attended by over 500 military and civil personnel from the Ministry of Defence - among whom 400 cadets, beneficiaries of this pilot program.
    The day-long visit ended with a stop at the Alliance Française of Kaduna, the main service provider on this project.

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  • Cybersecurity: Paris Call of 12 November 2018 for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

    On 12 November at the UNESCO Internet Governance Forum (IGF), President Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. This high-level declaration on developing common principles for securing cyberspace has already received the backing of many States, as well as private companies and civil society organizations.

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  • Training for French language teachers in Abuja and Ibadan

    The French embassy, in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise and the Centre for French Teaching and Documentation (CFTD), has been working to promote proficiency in the language among French teachers. It is with this objective in mind that the French Embassy arranged 2 training sessions in Abuja and Ibadan between the 22nd of October and the 2nd of November as part of a 2-year long program.

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  • Commemoration of the Armistice of 11 November 1918: more than 60 Heads of State and Government to meet in Paris

    During the First World War, men from around the world lost their lives on battlefields in northern and eastern France.

    On 11 November 2018, more than 120 foreign dignitaries will meet in Paris to remember 1918 and consider the ways in which lessons learned during the war and over the past 100 years can help reshape today’s world.

    For the first session of the Paris Peace Forum, dignitaries will work with members of civil society to develop innovative solutions that help rebuild multilateralism.

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  • Paris Peace Forum (11 to 13 November 2018)

    The first Paris Peace Forum will be held from 11 to 13 November 2018.
    In response to the rising tensions in today’s world, the Forum is designed to be the annual meeting for projects, ideas and initiatives which effectively contribute to better international cooperation on the key global issues, fairer and more equitable globalization and a more effective multilateral system. Many Heads of State and Government, representatives from the major international organizations and stakeholders from civil society are expected to be among the several thousands of participants. Some 119 projects will be presented at the event.

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  • A joint visit to Global Fund program sites in Nigeria

    On Wednesday the 24th of October, the Ambassador of France in Nigeria, H.E. Jérôme Pasquier, joined the Global Fund delegation and its new executive Director, Peter Sands, for a field visit.

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  • Global Climate Change Alliance Plus - Abuja, October 18, 2018

    ECOWAS, in partnership with the CILSS and Expertise France, launches the “Global Climate Change Alliance Plus” (GCCA+ / 2018-2022, 12.1 M€) regional project to support the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement in West Africa.

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