A World in Common exhibition in Chandigarh
Celebrating 10 years of Indo-French cooperation for development, the travelling photo exhibition, ‘A World in Common’, highlights some concrete examples of the fruitful collaboration between India and the French Development Agency (AFD).
Chandigarh, 18 April 2018
Today’s world is increasingly interconnected. Building a safer, more equitable and sustainable world implies intensifying collective action and partnerships to formulate solutions that benefit all.
The exhibition highlights the collaboration between AFD and Indian change-makers on projects that promote sustainability in all its dimensions – social, economic and environmental.
From boosting urban dynamism in Kochi to protecting the rich biodiversity of Assam, through lighting Jodhpur’s streets and harnessing the power of the sun and the wind, the stories presented in the exhibition showcase positive solutions that benefit people as well as their environment.
April 18 to May 2 2018 | 9 AM – 7 PM at Art Gallery
Alliance française de Chandigarh, next to Hibiscus garden, Sector 36-A, Chandigarh 160036
AFD implements the privileged cooperation that France has with Chandigarh.
In 2016, it started extending technical assistance to support Chandigarh’s programme as a Smart City, contributing to its selection under the Indian government’s Smart Cities Mission. A pool of 35 urban experts, across various disciplines, was made available to the city. Various workshops and training programmes were organized in Chandigarh to support the preparation and implementation of the Smart City projects with a special focus on sector 43.
AFD is also contributing to updating the 2009 Comprehensive Mobility Plan of Chandigarh. This mobility study is ongoing and aims to identify the best solution to upgrade the city’s public transport system, in order to meet people’s needs without impacting the city’s architectural and urbanism heritage.
Discussions are also currently going on between the municipality of Chandigarh and AFD for financing the water and sanitation project. The project aims to ensure 24/7 water supply for the people of Chandigarh.
Agence Française de Développement (AFD-French Development Agency) is France’s inclusive public development bank. It provides financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, in developing and emerging countries as well as French overseas territories.
In India, AFD’s mandate is tailored to the Indian government’s priorities. Over the last 10 years, AFD has committed more than EUR 1.5 billion to projects focusing on sustainable and integrated urban development, energy efficiency and renewable energy development as well as protection of biodiversity and natural resources.