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2021 Francophonie Festival 13th – 20th March 2021

2021 Francophonie Festival
2021 Francophonie Festival

The Francophone Embassies in Ghana cordially invite you to the 2021 Francophonie Festival that will take place from March 13th to March 20th

The International Day of la Francophonie is celebrated on the 20th of March every year all over the world. 2021 will mark the 51st anniversary of the Francophonie. The theme for 2021 is “Francophone women; Resilient women”, which is going to run through all of the activities of the program. 

Due to the pandemic, the Francophone Embassies in Ghana worked together to propose a special program, almost exclusively online. 

On the agenda: the first edition of the young Francophone writer Prize in Ghana, online meeting with writers, professional day, exhibition, series of podcast putting forward Francophone women in Ghana, French-learning games day… A series of surprise videos about Francophonie featuring Ghanaian prominent personalities will also be released everyday on the social media account of the Francophone Embassies.

This year, the 22 Francophone Embassies in Ghana are partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Ghana, the network of the Alliances Françaises in Ghana, and the Pacific Alliance Cultural Centre, gathering Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru. 

The group of Francophone Embassies in Ghana includes: Algeria, Belgium, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Canada, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Lebanon, Mali, Marocco, Mexico, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Switzerland, and Togo. 

Programme

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Saturday 13th March

Launch of Francophonie Exhibition (Mexico)

Pacific Alliance Cultural Centre – 25 Sir Arku Korsah Road, Airport Residential Area, Accra. 11am

Tuesday 16th March

Award ceremony for the Young Francophone Writer’s Contest in Ghana (Lebanon)

Alliance Française, Accra. 5pm – by invitation

Kids’ afternoon

Alliance Française, Kumasi. 4.30pm – 6pm – open to the students of the Alliance Française,

Kumasi

Wednesday 17th March

Meeting with an author for students – Mabrouck Rachedi (France, Algeria)

Online. 2pm

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84029637449?pwd=bTIwM3FoZ3VGT3lIZE16WVorNTRIUT09 

Thursday 18th March

Reading to a class of Kanda AMA Basic School by the High-Commissioner of Canada

Kanda AMA Basic School. 9am – by invitation

Professional Day (in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Ghana)

Online. 2pm – 6pm – by registration

Inauguration of the new Alliance Française Kumasi

Alliance Française, Kumasi. 4.30pm – 6pm – by invitation

Friday 19th March

Francophonie Games

Lycée Français International d’Accra. 8am – 5pm 

Round table discussion “La Francophonie : plateforme du dialogue des cultures” (KNUST)

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New building – Business school, KNUST. 12pm

Saturday 20th March

Recording of a live podcast « Femmes francophones, Femmes résilientes »

Alliance Française, Accra. 10am

All Week long

Meeting with Mabrouck Rachedi (Lycée Français International d’Accra / École Ronsard)

Monday 15th March to Thursday 18th March

Francophonie Exhibition (Mexico)

Pacific Alliance Cultural Centre – 25 Sir Arku Korsah Road, Airport Residential Area, Accra. 9am-4pm – by registration: [email protected] 

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