The Week’s Contents
• Sustainable Development Month
• ACCSDGs: In Search for New Forms of Data
• CENFACS’ Quadranscentennial Year
… and much more!
~ ACCSDGs (3G) project: In Search of the New Forms of Data
The African Children Climate and Sustainable Development Goals or Generation Global Goals (3G) project
We are resuming our advocacy work about the impacts of global goals (here climate and sustainable development goals) on the welfare and well-being of children, particularly but not exclusively on African children. This time, our advocacy process is based on the new types of information to capture this impact. This information could be quantitative (numbers) or qualitative (words) or both to test these impacts. So, our 3G project is still at the impact level.
Under the Main Development section of this post, you will find further information about our focus on new forms of data for ACCSDGs this Year.
2019 has been dedicated as a Quadranscentennial Year or the “Q” Year at CENFACS. It is the year during which we are celebrating the establishment of CENFACS as a Quadranscentennial Creation. This celebration kicks off this February.
Next Summer, we will come back on the Quadranscentennial Creation particularly in June which is the Creation Month for CENFACS. In meantime, we will be progressively sharing with our supporters and readers some information about CENFACS milestone so that they can learn a bit more about CENFACS. We would like as well those who have recently joined us and those who may want to join us, to learn something about CENFACS on the occasion of this Silver Jubilee.
As part this exercise of learning and knowing about CENFACS, you will find in the Main Development section of this post, the background to CENFACS.
~ Supporting CENFACS in 2019 with a silver donation, a great relief and a product booster
⇒ Free for Supporters: Silver Status
Support our projects as you can or as you choose if you visit them or if you happen to be within the area of them. This will boost your support and help you to win a silver status as CENFACS’ Supporter in a CENFACS Silver Year or the Quadranscentennial Year of CENFACS. Alternatively, you can fund CENFACS’ Silver year to win the same status.
⇒ Want to provide Great Relief as a Supporter
You can provide great relief by becoming a regular giver or supporter, adding value to you support and boosting your support.
Please contact CENFACS for details about becoming great reliever.
⇒ Need to boost your support
You can choose a particular sustainable initiative or programme or even CENFACS as your boost product.
You can support 3 projects or 2 projects and CENFACS
You can support 3 programmes or 2 programmes and CENFACS.
This will elevate your position as a project or programme funder or a product booster
For further details about boosting your support, contact CENFACS.
• • African Children, Climate & Sustainable Development Goals (ACCSDGs), Generation Global Goals (3G project): In Search of New Forms of Data
Before looking at this year’s advocacy, let’s recall what we did in February 2018.
February 2018 Work for ACCSDGs (3G project)
February 2018 activity regarding ACCSDGs was about whether or not there are outputs produced and intermediate outcomes achieved so far.
• • CENFACS’ Quadranscentennial Year: Background to CENFACS
The Centre for Francophone African Economic Studies (CENFACS) was originally created/founded in August 1994 by Celestin Tshilenge – a Postgraduate Development Economist – and conceived to fill a vacuum in economic development information concerning Francophone African Countries (FACS) in the UK compared to the vast research work carried out and publicly available information on the other parts of Africa in the UK at that time.
For historical reasons, little information was available within the UK on FACS whereas they form a significant part of Africa. 28 African countries out of 54 are Francophone; that is those where French is a primary language for communication and/or medium of education. Countries such as Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo came into the public eye in the 1990s, highlighting the media’s role in bringing attention to these countries only at times of wars, conflicts, natural and humanitarian catastrophes, immigration flows and political events.
The above way of highlighting Francophone Africa resulted in crisis response or management by most African-led organisations based in the UK at that time rather than a preventive development strategy. Thus, CENFACS’ uniqueness posited it to bridge the gap in economic information on Francophone Africa. It was therefore a development-oriented body of knowledge, which aimed and still aims at promoting economic, social, human, environmental, transformative, sustainable and preventive development of Francophone Africa.
CENFACS operated as an informal academic forum on economic studies and issues of Francophone Africa. From 2002, the informal organisation moved to embrace the spectrum of developmental issues in Francophone Africa. The Centre for Francophone African Economic Studies became the Centre for Francophone African Development while keeping its acronym of CENFACS, and whereby the emphasis has been now put on development instead of economic issues purely. From an informal forum of discussion, CENFACS began to promote small-scale sustainable initiatives in Francophone Africa while helping the ethnic minority people from Francophone Africa origin living in the UK. It was then registered (registered charity number 1092432) with the Charity Commission for England Wales as a charity since 13 June 2002. Donate to support CENFACS!
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We look forward to receiving your regular visits and continuing support throughout 2019.
With many thanks