France-Atlanta 2017 | Humanitarian Events [fr]
With several dozen major NGOs and humanitarian organizations based in the U.S. Southeast, humanitarian work is a thriving field in the region. Many of these NGOs and agencies have deep ties with France and a presence in countries throughout the French-speaking world. As part of its France-Atlanta 2017 event series, the consulate is celebrating the multitude of ways that America, France and the French-speaking world are linked through humanitarian work.
This year the consulate will be holding a one-day forum on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in developing and disaster-torn countries, which will highlight work being done across the globe. The September 27 panel series features U.S. and French NGOs such as CARE, Medecins du Monde and Handicap International, which will discuss the challenges and opportunities in sexual and reproductive health. The general public is invited to attend. If interested, sign up here.
As part of our celebration of humanitarian work, we are also matching French classes across Metro Atlanta schools with Atlanta-based humanitarian workers whose professions involve the French-speaking world. The workers will be talking to classes throughout the month of November, helping students gain a global perspective and understand the doors that learning a second language can open.
The consulate’s humanitarian service is delighted to present these activities as part of France-Atlanta 2017. To find out more about these events and others, see the below links.: