NextPlanet Battlefield

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NextPlanet Battlefield

  1. 1. YOUR BATTLEFIELD
  2. 2. All humanity being concerned, we need priorities
  3. 3. Which continent has the lowest energy access?
  4. 5. Which continent is the most vulnerable to Global Warming ?
  5. 7. Which continent has the lowest responsibility in climate change?
  6. 9. Which continent suffers the highest drought risk?
  7. 11. Which continent is the most exposed to water stress ?
  8. 13. Which continent is the most exposed to malnutrition ?
  9. 15. Within Africa, NextPlanet Phase 1 will focus on two neighbouring West African countries
  10. 16. Liberia Ivory Coast & English spoken French spoken
  11. 17. <ul><li>Free Republic since 1847 </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 M population </li></ul><ul><li>English spoken country </li></ul><ul><li>14 th years civil war ended 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 200,000 deaths and 1 million refugees </li></ul><ul><li>First African elected woman in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuilt efforts celebrated by international community </li></ul><ul><li>Critical lack of funding for rebuilding the Nation </li></ul><ul><li>July 2006 – June 2007 budget : ~ US$ 129 millions </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign debt : ~ US$ 3.5 billions </li></ul>The Lone star of Africa
  12. 18. The Lone star of Africa <ul><li>Area : 111,370 sq km. </li></ul><ul><li>Land : 96,320 sq km - Arable land ~ 4% - permanent crops ~ 2% - irrigated lands ~ 30 sq km </li></ul><ul><li>Coastline : 579 km, characterized by lagoons, mangrove swamps, and river-deposited sandbars </li></ul><ul><li>Resources : Mining, Timber, Fisheries, Rubber, Hydropower, Oil exploration, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Estimate GDP : US$ 902 M - Growth rate 6.7% </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy at birth : 39.65 years </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment rate : 85%, Pop below poverty line : 80% </li></ul><ul><li>Environment issues : Tropical rain, Deforestation, Soil erosion, Coastal waters pollution, Water level rise, etc. </li></ul>Source : US CIA – World Factbook
  13. 19. The Elephant of Africa <ul><li>Free Republic since 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>17.6 M population </li></ul><ul><li>French spoken country </li></ul><ul><li>African development miracle, up to instability in Dec. 99 </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 2002, the Nation enters in cold civil war </li></ul><ul><li>March 2007, the Peace Agreement provides for a sustainable framework aiming to re-launch the Nation </li></ul><ul><li>April 2007, the UN and French forces announce progressive draw down of Ivory Coast troops in buffer zone </li></ul><ul><li>All conditions are under aggregation for rebuilding the Nation </li></ul>
  14. 20. The Elephant of Africa <ul><li>Area : 322,460 sq km. </li></ul><ul><li>Land : 318,000 sq km - Arable land ~ 11% - permanent crops ~ 12% - irrigated lands ~ 730 sq km. </li></ul><ul><li>Coastline : 515 km , characterized by lagoons, mangrove swamps, and river-deposited sandbars </li></ul><ul><li>Resources : Industry,, Mining, Timber, Cocoa & coffee, Natural gas, Petroleum, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>2006 Estimate GDP : US$ 17.19 billion, Growth rate ~ 1.2% </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy at birth : 48.82 years </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment rate ~ 15%, Pop below poverty line ~ 37% </li></ul><ul><li>Environment issues : Tropical rain, Deforestation, Soil erosion, Coastal waters pollution, Water level rise, etc. </li></ul>Source : US CIA – World Factbook
  15. 21. Phase 1 successes will lead to Phase 2 Extend NextPlanet collaboration worldwide Etc.

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