Pierre Pougnaud

Pougnaud Pierre

Executive Vice-President of Global Local Forum, Le Dialogue des Territoires, international think tank created in Dakar in 2007

Biographie de Pougnaud Pierre

Executive Vice-President of Global Local Forum, Le Dialogue des Territoires, international think tank created in Dakar in 2007  

Ses articles

CLIMATE AND TERRITORIES: INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGES, AFRICAN SOLUTIONS

n°56 Fourth Quarter 2015

Despite the number of states that it represents –  over a  quarter  of  the  global  community  –  until  now  Africa  has  not really been associated with the collective search for sustainable solutions to the problems caused by climate disruption. It is paradoxical, but in many ways significant, that COP17 held in Durban•1  in November and December 2011, despite taking place in Africa, resulted in a widely...

THE TERRITORIES OF THE FRANCOPHONE SPACE

n°52 Third Quarter 2014

Above all, the territory of the Francophone space is the universal. But its global influence and its future are in fact dependent on its entrenchment in concrete territories, landscapes, regions or customs, for the notion of territory covers both a geographical dimension and a host of intangible characteristics which create the personality of a place and of the human groups which occupy it. Africa is certainly the most striking example of this, although it is equally true in Europe or in North...

AFRICA-EUROPE, THE NEW EQUATION

n°50 First Quarter 2014

Until now the relationship between the two continents had been structured on the basis of two principal modalities. The first could be called the “historical channel,” i.e. the development aid activity conducted by the powers which had, at one time or another, assumed responsibilities in the context of the colonial system. 

AFRICA, LAND OF INNOVATION

n°48 Third Quarter 2013

An objective approach to the African continent’s innovation potential  immediately  comes  up  against  paradoxes  and prejudices.  Paradoxes,  because  recent  developments  in  African economies, and in particular those of sub-Saharan Africa, reveal something disturbing in relation to the commonly accepted models, with high — and apparently sustainable — growth rates despite the absence of massive prior investment...

The dynamics of local cooperation and development in Africa

n°46 First Quarter 2013

For over four decades, the guiding philosophy of development of the African continent privileged either national approaches or the reverse, grassroots concepts, based on micro-projects designed to serve local communities. Only rarely has it made room for balanced models of local community development, based on concerted action by the stakeholders in the regions or the metropolitan areas and formed on the basis of local identities and comparative advantages.