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FfD3 AT ADDIS ABABA DAY 1: WHAT A DAY!

Sebastien NkoaBy Sébastien Nkoa Ayissi, OP, Cameroonian economist, banker, and student of Theology at the Catholic University of East Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and SNDatUN delegate to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

 

Addis RegistrationThe day of arrival of the CSO delegates in Addis was a particular day. Particular because of three reasons: the first one is that all delegates had to go to the “Millennium Hall” to pick up their passes. This was not an easy road since the support staff was not ready. This had as consequence to see people waiting there since 09:00 am for those who arrived early and it is only at 03:00 pm that the support staff opened the gates. Inside the tent planned to host the support staff there was nobody in charge of communication. It was after having made the tour of many desks that some delegates were told the person in charge of CSOs was not yet there. Fortunately CSO delegates were patient enough and understood that they had to come back the following day.

The second reason was that many CSO members who had not met for quiet a long time due to their various activities in various places around the world could meet again. You could then notice here and there people hugging themselves in sign of welcoming, sharing of news and introduction to new colleagues. The overall ambiance was very friendly and fair.

Addis Ethiopia signThe third and last reason was the fact that a good number of delegates were discovering Ethiopia for the first time. This particular country in Africa where coffee originated offers right from the airport a welcoming sign to participants to the FfD assembly but also a diversity of people, land culture and traditions tells you that not only the day of arrival was particular but all your stay will be unforgettable.

 

 

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