As part of the implementation of the national communication policy for the development of Mali, the National Agency for Sustainable Development, with the support of the British Department for International Development (DFID), officially launched the website for the Agency for the Environment and Sustainable Development (AEDD) on Thursday 21 December, at the Bamako Development Training Center (CFD) in Mali.
Considered an indispensable tool and a priority action for communication, knowledge management and coordination, the AEDD website aims to promote sustainable development in Mali.
The ceremony was chaired by Mr. Seydou Keita, Technical Adviser and representative of the Ministry of Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development, and brought together technical and financial partner representatives, as well as representatives of Malian National Directorates and state agencies.
The website, www.aedd.gouv.ml, was designed to satisfy the need for dynamic, institutional communication between all actors involved in the sustainable development of Mali.
In launching the website, Mr. Keita expressed his confidence that the platform will enable AEDD and its partners to meet their needs for information, communication and the sharing of expertise with stakeholders from sectors concerned with the environment, climate change and the fight against desertification.
Mr. Keita also stated that the creation of the AEDD website will contribute to bringing about much desired behavior change in the field of the environment, and will improve the living environment for Malians.
In closing, Mr. Keita reiterated the Ministry of Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development’s deep gratitude to DFID through IRD/Blumont (RIC4REC) and other partners for accompanying him on the noble and exhilarating mission to ensure sustainable development in Mali.
RIC4REC is climatic change resiliency program that benefits 264,000 people in the Sahel climatic zone of Mali. It is funded through BRACED, a flagship DFID program under the International Climate Fund.