“Grand rendez-vous Fidal” – The sustainable city in Africa

FIDAL, a business law firm in France and a partner of the 2020 Africa-France Summit, brought together many African and French economic and political actors at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

The “Grand Rendez-Vous Fidal” was primarily intended to provide answers to the challenges of sustainable cities in Africa.


A sustainable city is a city that has the capacity to reveal itself over time and where social diversity is present

Hugues de La Forge, Associate Director of Fidal, expressed his vision at the event opening

During this event, the round tables organized made it possible to discuss two key issues for sustainable cities in Africa: infrastructure and mobility, as well as the paradox of the African city that remains both close and inaccessible.
While being presented as models of modernism and resilience, African cities nevertheless face the difficulties of universalizing access to essential services. Finding sustainable and innovative solutions for sustainable cities and territories in Africa was therefore a core issue of these debates, and will be at the heart of the 2020 Africa-France Summit.

The 2020 Africa-France Summit will be the Summit of concrete, Franco-African achievements, where Heads of State will be invited to turn towards action and towards the sustainable cities of the Africa’s future,” concluded Stéphanie Rivoal, Secretary General of the 2020 Africa-France Summit.