Innovation Fund

PDTIE – Some forty young people from Cameroon, Gabon and Chad trained in sustainable agricultural entrepreneurship

These young people are benefiting from practical training in Yaoundé (Cameroon) from 26 to 30 June, aimed at facilitating their insertion into working life, while contributing to sustainable and resilient agriculture in the Congo Basin region.

These young people will be introduced to innovative techniques in the new trades linked to sustainable agriculture, and will learn about entrepreneurship, bio entrants, agroecology and waste recovery.
This initiative of the Deployment of Environmental Technologies and Innovations for Sustainable Development Project, coordinated by IFDD (Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable), complements the previous training courses from which 220 young scientists, engineers, technicians and innovators from Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, the DRC, Rwanda and Chad have already benefited in August 2022 on the following topics: waste management and sustainable energy/agri-food and sustainable agriculture / sustainable construction and energy/phytoremediation, phytopharmacopea and agroforestry.

IFDD has set up these face-to-face training programmes to reinforce its existing online training courses (CLOM Environmental professions/Environmental technologies).

The project to deploy environmental technologies and innovations for sustainable development and poverty reduction (PDTIE) is being implemented in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo by IFDD, in partnership with Kongo University in the DRC, and with Eden Africa and Ingénieurs Sans Frontières in Cameroon.

PDTIE is one of the 12  ACP Innovation Fund-support projects, implemented by the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), with funding from the European Union.