A consultation process to jointly design the House of African Worlds

“Something new and powerful is emerging from Africa. And the Maison des Mondes Africains is another example.” »

Achille Mbembe, referring to the House of African Worlds

In November 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech at the University of Ouagadougou outlining a new relationship between France and African countries based on renewed dialogue on common themes.

This new approach was also at the heart of the New Africa-France Summit held in Montpellier on October 8, 2021. During the plenary session of the Summit, the President of the French Republic announced the creation of a “Maison des mondes Africans”, based on one of the key proposals of Professor Achille Mbembe’s report “New Africa-France relations: facing together the challenges of the future”.

A multidisciplinary place for creation, gathering, discovery, information and innovation, this “House” will aim to become a reference for all those who are interested in Africa and wish to undertake projects there. It will also embody the deeply renewed relationship between the African continent and its diasporas.

This project follows the Africa2020 Season, which was held from December 2020 to September 2021, whose General Commissioner was Ms. N’Goné Fall.

Just as its content is completely new, the project also wants to use innovative methods by involving young people from the design phase to its governance. To do this, a large online consultation was created, entitled “Let’s imagine our house”. It is aimed particularly at young people in France but also in Africa.

Through this consultation process, the future beneficiaries and users of the “Maison des Mondes Africains” are invited to share their opinions, expectations and proposals. They can make recommendations on the structure’s programming and decision-making methods.

The process will be available from June 22 to July 31 through online dialogue and on-site and online workshops. Once the consultations are complete, the contributions will be summarized and comments will be provided.

Online at https://www.maisondesmondesafricains.org/fr

By organizing a personal, community or professional workshop.

For more information: https://www.maisondesmondesafricains.org/en/atelier/

Email: consultation at maisondesmondesafricains.org

Further information :

After the Ouagadougou speech: Implementation of commitments: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/africa/after-the-ouagadougou-speech/

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/africa/the-new-africa-france-summit-reinventing-our-relationship-together/

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