Expertise and innovative solutions provided by international companies
In terms of adaptation and to climate change mitigation, new concrete solutions adapted to different contexts are emerging through the involvement and expertise of French companies in close collaboration with their African partners in the field. Through export support funds, the French government helps these companies to promote their methodologies and technologies and thus contribute to the fight against climate change in the countries most affected by extreme phenomena such as those on the African continent.
From incubation to implementation, the establishment of a France-Africa ecosystem of actors
Among the "100 water and climate projects in Africa", several projects are led by French companies that have developed an innovative system in response to the needs of urban and rural populations in terms of adaptation and climate change mitigation: Solar and connected hybrid pumps in isolated areas, smart cameras coupled with modelling, spatial altimetry applied to the monitoring of water masses, desalination plants powered exclusively by solar energy, water treatment without the use of chemicals... The objectives are to secure the supply of drinking water, to reduce and prevent the risks of flooding.
As the involvement of local stakeholders is essential to the success of these projects and to foster local appropriation of the infrastructure and technologies in order to make them sustainable, these French companies have formed partnerships with local authorities and public institutions, companies and NGOs in order to incubate their projects and then implement them. To carry out their project, they are supported by the French government via Fonds d’étude et d’aide au secteur privé (FASEP), which enables the financing of feasibility studies or mature innovative demonstrators, or via a un Prêt du Trésor , between the French government and a foreign government.
These financial tools are managed by the Treasury Directorate of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance.
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