Marianne Mensah

Former Specialist on innovative financing for development at AFD

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Marianne Mensah works on developing international partnerships which foster excellence, innovation and transdisciplinarity to adress societal challenges at Université Côte d’Azur in Nice, France. Prior to joining UCA, Marianne worked for the French Development Agency and United Nations Development Programme. At AFD, she served the group as a Regional Coordinator where she worked on environment, energy, water, health and education projects in Africa. She also worked for the AFD Corporate University (CEFEB), where she developed learning projects on energy efficiency, climate change et project management. She contributed to publications on innovations for sustainable development and on Innovative Finance. Marianne holds a Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a Diploma in Economics from Sciences-Po Paris.

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Big gaps and little money: why focusing on solutions to finance Agenda 2030 in the LDCs matters

In September 2015 at the United Nations in New York, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are an ambitious new “action plan” that over the next fifteen years aims to eradicate extreme poverty, protect the planet and ensure peaceful prosperous societies everywhere. Meeting the SDGs will require unprecedented investments in areas such as health and nutrition, education, infrastructure development, agriculture, peace and security and environmental protection to make them a reality. For the 48 “Least Developed Countries” (LDCs), achieving the SDGs will be a particularly difficult task.


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