AFD: French Development Agency
The AFD is present in Colombia since late 2009. Its activity in this country falls within the framework of the guidelines issued by the French government for emerging countries. A line of action of AFD includes responsible management of natural resources.
The French Development Agency (AFD) granted a programmatic end of 2012 the Colombian State credit in the amount of $ 100 million, co-financed by CAF ($ 20 million) to support the National Policy for Integrated Resource Management water. To complement this financial support, the AFD designed a technical cooperation program (4.5 million euros), funded through a financial tool of the European Union LAIF. This cooperation includes i) support to the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) in the implementation of the pilot plan of Lake Tota, threatened ecosystem management and in defining the strategic plans of the macro-basins Pacific, Orinoco and Amazon) support for the rehabilitation of the Casa del Tequendama Falls in Water Museum, conducted by the Foundation Ecological Farm El Porvenir, which seeks to raise awareness of the general public on issues related to Water.
Thus, this event represents an excellent opportunity for AFD to present their activities to the public both Colombian and French and stimulate discussion of ideas on issues relate to water and protection.
BOGOTA Alliance Francaise
The French Alliance is a private non-profit organization founded by French humanists in 18 8 3.
Since then, the French Alliance gives life to an ambitious project: to spread the French language and culture beyond borders. A network of partnerships around the world is responsible for this mission, establishing close ties with local citizens, the benefactors of the receiving countries and the French state. Tierra del Fuego to Canada, the tip of the African continent north of Europe, in the vast Asian territory in Oceania, the French Alliances live in harmony with their environment; Indeed, the Alliance always take their sources abroad and are the expression of will of local Francophiles who want to share their love of French language and culture with their fellow citizens.
Thanks to the label Alliance française the institution in every place has the ideal environment to carry out their action on these grounds both culturally and academically. The educational mission is extended with an ambitious cultural policy that takes different forms in different communities: conferences, exhibitions and also artistic creations and live entertainment.
The success of the French Alliance is due to a public always passionate about the French language and culture, consolidating its presence in over 140 countries in both capital and in the provinces, giving Alliances legal personality and being inserted into tissue office of each city. Thanks to its statutes, the heads of each place these associations administer local law providing for genuine autonomy. This formula, characteristic of the French Alliance, favors the link between cultural and educational programs, as shown by promoting local talent or the courses offered in the language of the country.
SCAC: SERVICE OF COOPERATION AND CULTURAL ACTION
- It is based on a set of double degree agreements of mutual recognition of diplomas and studies, academic cooperation (ASCUN / Great schools), vocational training (Colprotec), training of engineers.
- It contributes to the mobility and double degree of Colombian students through Francophone university departments and supports the reintroduction of French in the Colombian public school system.
- It administers several scholarship programs, either directly or with the Colombian institutions (Colciencias, Colfuturo, Icetex), for a total of 89 scholarships in 2011, and also exchanges of attendees French and Spanish between France and Colombia.
- It promotes the exchange of ideas and reflection on various university issues (over twenty seminars social sciences, philosophy and sociology).
LICEO FRANCES LOUIS PASTEUR
Founded in 1934 by some Colombians returning from a French eager to provide education to their children France, the Lycee Louis Pasteur proposes a secular education, humanistic, moral values based on tolerance, solidarity, respect, effort and commitment to fulfill public interest.
Relying on biculturalism that allows linking the feeling of Colombian identity to the promotion of French culture, students receive an education that allows them to develop a deep critical sense, an education based on an experimental search, a spirit of analysis and synthesis, a true Spanish-French bilingualism and trilingualism up compared to English.
The Lycée Louis Pasteur is supported by the French programs. It is also part of educational projects and teaching pilots. It also develops harmonization of teaching in various disciplines to bilingualism or trilingualism.
Trained to be responsible future citizens, students must achieve to make useful international careers for Colombia and France and be able to take appropriate decisions in complex situations.
It features currently 1935 students from the small maternity section until the 11th grade
25% of students have French nationality of which 16% also have the Colombian nationality. 87% have Colombian nationality (including binational). The Liceo features 40 different nationalities.