note: French language with English subtitles.
In the era of globalisation, cultural uniformity around Anglo-Americanism is perceived as a guarantee of modernity. The relative domination of the Anglo-Saxon model or, in reaction, that of China, seems to leave no room for the emergence of an alternative model that could fully compete with them. Unsuspected, the “vocation of La Francophonie is essentially geopolitical”. Despite what its name suggests, the International Organisation of La Francophonie is an institution whose vocation goes beyond the mere fact of having French in common. With its 88 member states and governments, the OIF is also a geopolitical space and is formally involved in economic, political, peace and security issues. But to ensure its leadership on the international scene, La Francophonie must define new priorities and develop new strategies in order to go beyond the framework of a cultural union and develop its other vocations.
-Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay, Fellow and Senior Advisor in Communications and Partnerships at CÉRIUM
-André Abel Barry, Head of the “Peace and Stability” Unit, Political Affairs and Democratic Governance Directorate at the OIF; member of the RAS Scientific Council
-Niagalé Bagayoko, President of the African Security Sector Network and RAS collaborator. She previously led the OIF’s Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Programme.
In conjunction with the CÉRIUM (Centre for International Studies and Research)
English Subtitles translated by: Marie Paquin