— Published 16 February 2023

The IOF increases its support

With less than five months to go before the Jeux de la Francophonie in Kinshasa (July 28 to August 6, 2023), relations between the Democratic Republic of Congo and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) are getting closer. The two parties signed earlier this week in the capital of the DRC, a cooperation agreement with a double trigger. It concerns the search for private partners and the provision of volunteers for the sporting and cultural event. The first agreement was provided for in the specifications signed by the IOF and the DRC. The second was less so. Thirty-two young volunteers (15 women and 17 men) were selected in eight French-speaking countries in Africa (Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda and Chad) to participate in the Games as volunteers, particularly in the areas of reception, protocol, accommodation and catering. The agreement provides that these young Africans will follow a series of training courses licensed by the Senghor University of Alexandria. The best among them could continue their experience as volunteers at the Paris 2024 Games.