The DOC Research Institute partnered with the Centre for Strategic & Prospective Studies (Centre d’Etude et de Prospective Stratégique – CEPS) to contribute to the organisation of an international conference titled ‘Africa: What are the priorities and what means are available to build an economic, social, sustainable, responsible, and shared dynamic?’, which took place at the International Organization of La Francophonie in Paris on 6 December 2018.
The CEPS is an independent international organisation at the crossroads of think-tanks, networks of influence, and NGOs. It brings together more than 1,200 decision-makers for debates which aim to identify, analyse, and put into perspective the technological, economic, and financial factors shaping the contemporary world in order to enable companies, institutions, and states to position themselves in the global environment.
This one-day conference was an occasion for reflection and exchange on the future of the African continent, bringing together more than 30 experts from varying backgrounds and representing around 15 different nations. The speakers included: Adama Ouane, Administrator of the International Organization of La Francophonie; Moussa Mara, former Prime Minister of Mali; Lansana Kouyate, former Prime Minister of Guinea; ministers, diplomats, international organisations, private sector representatives, and other experts. The DOC Research Institute’s CEO, Jean-Christophe Bas, moderated a roundtable aimed at establishing an inventory of the economic, social, and political situation in Africa.
Adama Ouane, Administrator of the International Organization of La Francophonie said that “Africa is the epicentre of our space: 58 percent of everyday French speakers are on the African continent. This conference allows