As every year, the Francophone Embassies in Ghana together with Alliance Française Accra are organizing various events to celebrate the Francophonie in Ghana. Its cultural and linguistic diversity will be honored in a laid back and joyful atmosphere: concerts, a 10km run, a football tournament, a round table discussion on cross-cultural work related issues, literary and painting workshop, French competitions and a stand-up comedy.
The Francophonie International Day is celebrated on the 20th of March every year.
Ghana has had the status of International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF in French) associated member since 2006. Francophonie in Ghana, a country surrounded by Francophone countries, represents a unique opportunity to meet francophone or francophile persons and develop partnerships with the francophone communities.
The term “Francophonie” refers to all of the states and governments worldwide who share the French language. The International Organisation of La Francophonie, created in 1970, represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its mission is to embody the active solidarity between its 84 member states and governments (58 members and 26 observers), which together represent over one-third of the United Nations’ member states and account for a population of over 890 million people, including 220 million French speakers.
IOF organizes political activities alongside the four main objectives which it has been assigned:
- To promote the French language, cultural and linguistic diversity,
- To promote peace, democracy and Human Rights
- To support education, training, higher education institutions and research
- To foster cooperation in favour of sustainable development.
Its head office is in Paris, France, with regional offices all over the world, including one in Togo.