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11.12.2018 to 13.12.2018



Tuesday, December 11 2018


Buses depart from hotels at 07h45






Opening ceremony

Master of ceremony: Ricardo NANADOUMNGAR LABE

Fayçal Hissein HASSAN ABAKAR, Director of the ONAPE,


ChadIbrahim AG NOCK, WAPESVice-President Africa Region, Director General of ANPE, Mali

    Camille MOUTE A BIDIAS, President of Honour of WAPES, Director General of FNE, Cameroon


     Mahamat NASSOUR ABDOULAYE, Minister of Youth, Sports and Employment Promotion, Chad




Coffee break



Presentation of the ONAPE by Director Fayçal Hissein HASSAN ABAKAR





Introductive session



Kees VAN DER REE, Socieux+ Expert, Netherlands



Emry NOUBARADOUMADJI, Ministry of Economy and

Development Planning, Chad



Igor AGUEH, Deputy General Director / Methodologist – Foresight expert, ANPE, Benin: “Economie verte et emplois verts: lien forcé ou lien naturel” (Green Economy and green jobs: forced link or natural link)











Session 1 “Green jobs in Agriculture”


Moderator : Edmond Comlan AMOUSSOU, Director General, ANPE, Togo


Mahamat SORTO, Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), FAO, Chad



Bréhima Noumbary SIDIBE, Head of Migration Cooperation Department (DCM), ANPE, Mali



Djamal AL-FAROUKH, Agricultural Engineer, European Union Project coordinator, Ministry of Agriculture, Chad



Mahamat NASSOUR HISSEINE, Head of Self Employment and Rural Employment Support Development Division, and Konguila MAKAYE, Head of Agency, ONAPE Ndjamena, Chad



Ronduba MBAIRAMADJI, Promoter of the ONAPE, Chad



Coffee break



Dominique KASSRAM, General Secretary the farm KORASBE in Kemkian and Coordinator of Verger Eden, Chad



Christine MANMADJI, Trainer at Aprofikam, Chad




Robert TAMALTAN, President and Ndakoumrat MORALBEYE, General Secretary, Groupement Ndouya Allah (Ndouya Allah Group), Chad



Casimir NGARESSENAN KOUMALTODE, Representative, Révolution Agricole et Relance Économique au Tchad (Agricultural Revolution and Economic Recovery in Chad, RARET), Chad



Alexis AROUDJOUN, President, Farm businessJardin d’Eden, Chad


Buses depart to the hotels at 18h00

Buses depart to the restaurant at 19h00


Official diner at Les Jardins du Ledger Plaza  restaurant

Wednesday, December 12 2018

Buses depart from hotels at 07h45


Session 2 “Green jobs and Processing”


Moderator: Kees VAN DER REE, Socieux+ Expert, Netherlands

Speakers :


Françoise BELINGA BIBI, Director, Central Agency, FNE, Cameroon



Jean Louis KOUADIO, Director General, AEJ, Ivory Coast




Véronique SOLOUMTA NALTANA, General Secretary, Coopérative pour la promotion des AGR de Guidemboh/Koko (Cooperative for the promotion of IGAs Guide-Mboh/Koko)



Coffee break


Zoom in session 2 "Strategies for developing women processing activities"

This exchange time will be led by the Ministry of Women, the Protection of Early Childhood and National Solidarity and will highlight specific actions in terms of processing.



Adoum Hamid ISMAIL, Director General of Gender Equality, Ministry of Women, the Protection of Early Childhood and National Solidarity, Chad



Elisabeth NADJIYAM MAGUEBAYE,President of women’s groups processing local products, Chad



Brigitte ROKOULE NEKIAN, President of the  Union des Femmes en Marche pour le Développement (Women’s Union for Development), Chad




Session 3 “Green jobs and the Environment”


Moderator: Christine MALECKA-VLERICK, Senior Consultant (WAPES)


Showing of two short videos on the development of measures for green jobs development in France (e-learning platform, feedback from experiences in French regions)


Speakers :

Sauria MIAN-HINGAM, CEO of MIAN Group, Chad



Chunyu LIANG, Senior Technical Officer, Regional Collaboration Centre, UNFCCC- West Africa Development Bank, Togo



Amadou Mamane BAKO,Administrative and financial Director, Marcelin SANOU, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Service Chief, & Alexis Remadji N’GANGTAR, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Pan-African Agency for the Great Green Wall, Mauritania and Chad



El Madani BEL MADANI, Agency Director, ANAPEC, Morocco


Buses depart to the hotels at 17h00

Buses depart to the restaurant at 18h30


Diner at Layalina restaurant


Thursday, December 13 2018

Buses depart from the hotels at 8h00


Zoom in session 3 "National programs creating employment in the environment sector"


This exchange time will be led by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Fisheries and will allow to exchange in an expert manner with actors of this sector on the specific programs carried out by the Ministry and also by foreign actors.



Mahamat DJIMADINGAR, Certified Geography Professor, Focal point of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Chad



Chunyu LIANG, Senior Technical Officer, Regional Collaboration Centre, UNFCCC- West Africa Development Bank, Togo



Blaise MOUGA MASDEWEL, Chief of Forestry Division, Ministry of Environment, Water and Fisheries, Chad





Summary of the conference



Mahamat Saleh LOUKOUMI, Head of Agency, ONAPE Sarhr, Chad


Coffee break


Closing ceremony



Eve-Marie MOSSERAY, WAPES Executive Secretary


Fayçal Hissein HASSAN ABAKAR, Director of the ONAPE, Chad


Mahamat NASSOUR ABDOULAYE, Minister of Youth, Sports and Employment Promotion, Chad



Buses depart to the hotels at 13h30

Buses depart from hotels at 14h30


Study and Cultural visit to Agri-Vert Agricultural Cooperative (Site visit and activities)

The general report of the conference will be produced by Messrs. Fabrice TENESSOUBO MAYANGA and Guoomadji NGARBAROUM




Global economic growth has increased to 3.6% in 2017, however, global unemployment remains high, with more than 190 million unemployed.

This figure is significantly different from one region of the world to another.


Developed countries are expected to enter their sixth consecutive year of declining unemployment rates when, at the same time, emerging and developing countries have experienced a significant rise in unemployment rates, partly as a result of very sharp economic downturns, partly due to falling commodity prices in many major economies.


Forecasters report an increase in the number of unemployed people in developing countries in the range of half a million per year in 2018 and 2019 (the unemployment rate remains at around 5.3%).


For Africa, growth is estimated at 2.1. However national disparities in terms of countries' export capacity still remain.


Regarding the issue of unemployment, the rate in Sub-Saharan Africa was estimated at 7.2% in 2017, with the highest vulnerable employment rate in the world, at around 66%. This means that in 2018, nearly 9 million people are in a vulnerable situation.


The economies of Africa, and particularly of Sub-Saharan Africa, face the challenge of guaranteeing inclusive growth by resisting the high volatility of commodity prices, all this in a geopolitical climate that may not be favorable and in a context of significant climate change.


It is easy to see the need for states to move towards a sustainable economic diversification that can yield positive results in the area of decent work development and poverty reduction.


Chad is no exception to these observations and the Government has taken important decisions to foster the development of jobs in promising sectors that respond to both the major issues of sustainable development and the needs and expectations of citizens at national scale.

All global studies clearly show that the evolution towards a sustainable economy is translated into the creation of more and better jobs. 


These jobs are found in many sectors of the economy from energy supply to recycling and from agriculture and construction to transportation. They help to cut the consumption of energy, raw materials and water through high-efficiency strategies, to de-carbonize the economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to minimize or avoid altogether all forms of waste and pollution, and to protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity (Source UNEP report 2008).


With these characteristics, the Chadian government wishes to focus initially on the preservation of the environment, the renovation of its agriculture and the processing of agricultural products.


Indeed, a strong desire to diversify the economy is at the heart of government concerns. More than 39 million arable hectares are available and just waiting to be exploited as well as the product of the processed crops.


This "renovated" and sustainable agriculture can create wage employment on farms of various sizes, diversify sources of income through a transition to conservation agriculture that maintains and improves the agronomic potential of the soil while maintaining regular, profitable and environmentally friendly production.


Complemented by measures to support workers, the adoption of conservation agriculture can contribute to the structural transformation of national agriculture. 


At the same time, conversion to a circular economy that emphasizes reuse, recycling, refurbishment and repair of goods can also be an important source of employment, replacing the traditional model of "extraction, production, use and disposal".


Attractive and interesting development challenge for a country, you might say?

Of course, but some prerequisites do exist.


It must indeed be able to have a detailed knowledge of the territory and its potential but also people, young or old, convinced of the merits of this project and agreement to move towards these new professions.

The task is not so easy when we are aware of how much public sector jobs attract many of our African fellows convinced that their salvation lies at the heart of cities and office jobs.


Therefore it is necessary to show to them that a conversion is possible and that this will allow them to live from a qualified and rewarding job that ensures development and close to their families.


It is also necessary to build effective partnerships with local authorities and to set up ad hoc training schemes for candidates.