Development – “France commits to the South” programme (Paris, 10 March 2015)
The French President decided this morning to extend the “France commits to the South” programme beyond our borders, to reward social innovations from Africa, the Middle East, Asia and South America.
The programme was launched in 2014 and enables citizens’ initiatives to be supported. Hitherto it had only applied to France.
The programme will be led by Mme Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony. It will be provided with a budget of €500,000 a year. The prizewinners will be selected in September 2015.
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