Learn who we get financial backing from and who supports the Africa2020 Season.
The Africa2020 season is operated by the Institut Français with the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of National Education and Youth, the Ministry of Sport, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and in partnership with the Agence Française de Développement.
It relies on the contribution of regional and local authorities that are partners of the Institut Français.
This season also enjoys incredible support from the Africa2020 board of patrons and its media partners.
Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Foundation is a philanthropic foundation which funds scholarship to support the higher education dreams of hundreds of young students through their college education until graduation. The Foundation also offers food to needy and underprivileged families as well as helping with their medical needs. The Foundation has funded thousands of SARS-Cov-2 tests throughout Lebanon by way of mobile clinic during the world pandemic. The foundation has been one of the biggest benefactors of the St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis TN and a larger benefactor to Firefighters Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden. At the Lebanese American University, Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and Alice Ramez Chagoury Nursing school very important gift were donated by the Foundation as well as The Ramez G. Chagoury Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design at the Lebanese Notre Dame University. In the field of Culture and the Arts, the Foundation has enabled the Louvre Museum to acquire French rare antique Works found today in the Gilbert and Rose Marie Chagoury Louvre Gallery. Today, they are committed to Africa 2020 implemented by Institut Français.
JCDecaux, the world’s top out-of-home advertising company, is located in over 80 countries. In an era of smart cities, they are positioned to be one of the key players and are constantly rethinking the development of urban models and the creation of more sustainable, user-friendly and comfortable cities, particularly in Africa.
Sanofi is a global biopharmaceutical specialising in healthcare. Its vaccines and innovative treatments help to protect our loved ones and treat people with health problems. The 100,000 employees at Sanofi, in 100 countries, turn scientific innovations into healthcare solutions worldwide, and particularly in Africa.
VINCI has been working with cultural institutions like the Institut Français for many years. VINCI became an important patron of the Ministry of Culture in 2003, in a skills-based cultural patronage operation, consolidating an archaeological site in Egypt for the Louvre, which was in charge of the excavations of this site. Furthermore, the Fondation Vinci pour la Cité backs projects that provide long-lasting solutions tackling the social or professional integration difficulties of the poor.
With a revenue of over €5.5 billion, access to 46 of the 54 countries of the continent, and more than 22,000 employees, the CFAO group contributes to the growth of the African continent, to its industrialization and to the emergence of the middle class, drawing on close of field knowledge and local expertise.
The Group partners with leading international brands and covers entire value chain - import, wholesale and retail, logistics and production - in line with the highest quality standard.
ENGIE is a global reference group in low-carbon energy and services. It seeks to take action to speed up the transition to a carbon-neutral world through more low-energy and environmentally-friendly solutions, by reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. In Africa, ENGIE is a long-term partner for the continent’s energy needs.
Thales is a global leader in the new technologies that are creating the world of the future today. The group offers its clients technical solutions, services, and products in the aviation, space, and transport industries, as well as in digital identity and security, and defence. With a workforce of 83,000 in 68 countries, Thales had a turnover of 19 billion Euros in 2019.
Veolia has been present on the African continent for over 20 years and contributes to human progress, offering everyone a better future through access to essential services,the preservation of resources and offering guidance to changing cities in Morocco, Nigeria, Namibia, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.
Jeune Afrique, a French language multichannel pan-African media group, provides its audiences with political, economical, social and cultural information to gain an insight into African current affairs. It shares the same goal as the Institut Français of sponsoring a number of projects with an African perspective this Season.
Télérama, the leading weekly cultural magazine in France, endeavours to offer guidance to as many people as possible on the profuse cultural offering available in France, through it pages, website, application and social media. Télérama supports African artistic creation as part of the Africa2020 Season.