Alliance francaise of Arusha, April 6, 2016
Graduation ceremony: Alliance française of Arusha is rewarding the most successful students graduating the DELF- international diploma in French language studies-, followed by a Round table on French language in economic exchanges.
On the occasion of the graduation ceremony, the Alliance Française of Arusha welcomed some representatives of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and the the East African Business Council, to raise the place of French language in economic exchanges.
Round table on French language to strengthen Pan-African economic exchanges - From left to right - Lilian Awinja, Executive director of the East African Business Council, Iyade Khalaf and Aurélie Chauvet, representatives of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.
In 2014, at the Summit of Dakar, the Francophonie adopted an economic strategy based on sustainable development, reduction of inequalities and employment creation.
In addition, it has been noted that trade flows between two French speaking countries are increased by 22% compared to another pairing. There is also a 6% growth of the wealth per inhabitant directly related to French.
French today is renowned as the 3rd business language, and the number of speaker keeps growing: +15% on average in sub-Saharan Africa between 2010 and 2014. In 2060, French African speakers could represent up to 85% of francophones.