Mrs. Ambassador moved in Douala from 18 to 19 November 2015
The Ambassador of France to Cameroon, Christine ROBICHON, traveled to Douala for two days from Wednesday 18 to Thursday, November 19th. In the presence of the Governor of the Littoral and the prefect of the Wouri, she inaugurated the Grand Moulin Academy bakery school. This structure will bring vocational training to young Cameroonians and will open their access to employment, either as an employee or as an entrepreneur by creating their own bakery or pastry.
The Ambassador of France also presided at the Hotel Prince de Galles a graduation ceremony for three trainees of the Center for Financial Studies, Economics and Banking (CEFEB) in the presence of the Governor of the region of Littoral, the prefect of the Wouri, the Government Delegate to the Douala Urban Community, the President of the Alumni Association of CEFEB organizer of the ceremony, and the director of the French Development Agency (AFD). This event was an opportunity to highlight the support for the training, ongoing training of cadres in particular, that makes French cooperation in Cameroon. It is also noted that France hosts 110,000 African students, including 7500 Cameroon; and for 10 years, 1297 Cameroonian received a scholarship.
Mrs. Ambassador has finally attended the opening of the exhibition "60 solutions to climate change" presented in the station hall of Camrail. The Ambassador of France took the opportunity to remind the many partnerships forged by AFD in Cameroon: drainage infrastructure in Douala and Yaounde, measurements of resistance to desertification in the north, support to sustainable forest management, development by experiments to reduce deforestation in pilot towns, accompanying the project of Lom Pangar dam. France also supports Cameroon’s efforts to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gas through its cientific cooperation by the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and the International Cooperation Centre in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)
Speeches by Ms. Ambassador during the various stages of the visit:
Graduation Ceremony of the 7th promotion of the master "Master of public and private works (MOPP)" ;
Opening of the exhibition "60 solutions to climate change" presented in the station hall Camrail ;
Inauguration of school training and experimentation in Bakery and Pastry, Grand Moulin Academy.