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L'ONG Oxfam dénonce un partenariat déséquilibré entre Areva et le Niger

L'ONG Oxfam dénonce un partenariat déséquilibré entre Areva et le Niger | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

"Il est incompréhensible que le Niger, quatrième producteur d'uranium au monde et fournisseur stratégique d'Areva et de la France, ne tire pas davantage de revenus de cette exploitation et reste l'un des pays les plus pauvres de la planète", note Anne-Sophie Simpere, d'Oxfam France, l'auteure de cette enquête. La faiblesse de cette redistribution est notamment liée à d'importantes exonérations – de droits de douane, de TVA, de taxes sur les carburants – dont bénéficie Areva au Niger et auxquelles le groupe français doit renoncer, plaide Oxfam.

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Niger: Development Cooperation Must Support the Environmental Governance of Uranium Mining

Niger: Development Cooperation Must Support the Environmental Governance of Uranium Mining | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Niger’s new development strategy, the Economic and Social Development Plan, is also intended to guide international development cooperation. Environmental governance of uranium mining, the country’s by far largest single economic activity, appears hitherto to have constituted a ‘blind spot’ for environmentally oriented development cooperation
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Niger: development cooperation must support the environmental governance of uranium mining

Niger: development cooperation must support the environmental governance of uranium mining | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Niger’s  new development strategy, the Economic and Social Development Plan, is also intended to guide international development cooperation. Environmental governance of uranium mining, the country’s by far largest single economic activity, appears hitherto to have constituted a ‘blind spot’ for environmentally oriented development cooperation. It is now time to remove the blinkers and include support to strengthen environmental governance of the mining sector in new programmes to assist Niger in meeting its development challenges
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Sahel's chronic hunger crisis demands long-term solutions

Sahel's chronic hunger crisis demands long-term solutions | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

The Niger government took the brave decision last year to sound the alarm early on hunger – the rainy season, from July to September, had been well below average and a drop in food production looked likely.

One year later, the picture is very different. This time the alarm is being raised by NGOs to help an estimated 500,000 affected by flooding in Niger. "[It's] the last thing Niger needed," said Samuel Braimah, Oxfam's country director.

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Niger floods cause widespread devastation - BBC News

Niger floods cause widespread devastation - BBC News | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Niger floods cause widespread devastation.After appeals from the country's president for international aid, the first supplies, donated by Ireland to Plan International, have now arrived.

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Paul Magnette souhaite que la Stratégie européenne pour le Sahel soit mise en œuvre rapidement

Le Ministre de la Coopération au Développement Paul Magnette a rencontré ce mardi 5 juin le Premier Ministre du Niger, Monsieur Brigi Rafini. Ils ont eu un échange franc et constructif sur la relation "fructueuse, exemplaire et intense", selon les mots du Premier Ministre, qui unit le Niger et la Belgique.

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Niger offers hope of homegrown solutions to Sahel crises

Niger offers hope of homegrown solutions to Sahel crises | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

Agencies must combine forces to overcome the effects of a trio of food crises in the Sahel, the WFP's regional head tells Celeste Hicks

 

Brown's interest in better co-ordination has been influenced by watching the creation of Nigeriens Feed Nigeriens, or "Trois Ns" (in French, it is Nigeriens Nourissent Nigeriens). Led by the Nigerien president Mahamadou Issoufou, the initiative aims to tackle Niger's chronic food insecurity using homegrown methods. Trois Ns tries to pull together the work of different government departments, from agriculture to animal husbandry, and is aiming to increase food production and deal with the effects of the shortages at the same time. "In some ways, they're playing a similar role to what OCHA [UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs] does at the international level," says Brown.

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Niger, au milieu du chaos

Niger, au milieu du chaos | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
À l'ouest, il y a le Mali, sa guerre, ses jihadistes et ses trafiquants ; au nord, c'est la Libye, menacée par l'anarchie ; au sud, Boko Haram et ses attentats meurtriers... Conscientes du danger, les autorités du Niger ont mis le paquet.
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Niger seeks funds for Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens agriculture initiative

Niger seeks funds for Nigeriens Nourish Nigeriens agriculture initiative | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
The Niger government is urging the international community to invest millions of dollars in the country's programme to increase food security (video) and build its agricultural capabilities.
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Valoriser les produits pour mieux conserver les forêts - CIRAD

Valoriser les produits pour mieux conserver les forêts - CIRAD | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

L’ouvrage est une compilation des expériences de gestion des filières de plusieurs produits forestiers ligneux et non ligneux dans deux pays africains, le Niger et le Mali, et à Madagascar.

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Food Crisis Empties Niger Schools

Food Crisis Empties Niger Schools | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Since December 2011, the food crisis in Niger has displaced large numbers of people from areas of scarcity to parts of the country that enjoyed better harvests.
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