Introductory remarks

SaigloinAfrica” or the urgency to wake up, to get involved, to act

Amb TIETI

 

 

By R. A. TIETI
Former Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire
 
Founder and Administrator
of « Saigloin-Africa ».

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One question : when, in our human community, we have helped define the actions that each must take, for the good of all, who to blame if we do not do our part as it should and as agreed?

One certitude : what we, Daughters and Sons of Africa, we are not doing and / or we do not want to do for OUR CONTINENT, no one is going to come from elsewhere to do it for us.

A reminder : 22 years ago, in the year 2000, the 3rd millennium began. All the peoples of the world, freely, unanimously, have decided to act against poverty and the evils which still undermine all of humanity.

From September 6 to 8, 2000, at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York, the “Millennium Summit” was held in the presence of the highest decision-makers from 189 Member States.

They adopted the “Millennium Declaration” including the following “Eight Millennium Development Goals” (MDGs), confirmed by the “World Summit” held on September 14-16, 2005 at the UN:

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
  2. Achieve universal primary education.
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women.
  4. Reduce child mortality.
  5. Improve maternal health.
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability.
  8. Develop a global partnership for development.

If progress has been made, experts noted, already in 2010: “Halfway through the 2015 deadline, the record of the Millennium Development Goals is uneven and we are faced with nothing less than a development emergency. (…) If current trends continue, it is likely that no African country will achieve all of the goals.

At the end of these 10 years of the MDGs, in fact, much remained to be done.

From September 25 to 27, 2015, at the UN, world leaders adopted 17 global sustainable development goals, detailed in 169 targets, to better understand them all and “transform our world“.

The official website of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or 2030 Agenda) states that they are “a call to action from all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

This second plan, over 15 years, until the horizon 2030, therefore aims to “eliminate poverty, protect the planet and improve the daily life of all people, everywhere in the world, while opening up prospects for the future.

How many Africans, knowing how to read, have read this document which, however, puts us all on a mission, invites us to mobilize and act in three areas: global action; local action; and an individual action? Have we read the text of the MDGs?

African States have almost all drawn up their National Development Plans modeled on these SDGs. Have we read, do we know how our leaders want to achieve these goals beneficial for all humanity and therefore, necessarily, beneficial for each of us?

If, until now, we have not read this 2030 Agenda, then we do not know that we must act, we can act.

Africa, despite some progress made, remains a poor continent where misery and despair reign. Tragic and violent proof: the thousands of Africans who perish in the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.
And yet, since 2005, the combined plans, MDG and SDG, over 25 years, had to avoid this.

But here we are, at the beginning of the year 2022. There are only 9 years left. The countdown has begun.  

What to do ? We have read and reread this 2030 Agenda. It is a wealth of ideas and opportunities that should not be overlooked any longer. Of course, to benefit from the treasure of the SDGs, we all need to act.

ACT, here and now, so that tomorrow it is not too late, for us, for our children. ACT, choose innovative solutions that will help us make up for lost time.

Hence the creation of “Saigloin-Africa” ​​educated by our studies in economics, our teaching experiences, in politics, our trips to 33 countries and the mission of Ambassador of Ivory Coast assumed for ten years in Iran; with the privilege of being Dean of both African and French speaking groups.

Saigloin-Africa” ​​is therefore a digital platform created to ACT and PROMOTE all of Africa, in its rich diversity. Our mission: to help you find solutions, everywhere, thanks to the POWER OF GLOBAL BROADCASTING OF THE INTERNET and OUR NETWORK OF RELIABLE PARTNERS.

We will publish in the following 15 languages: English; French; Arab; Portuguese; Spanish; Russian; Chinese; German; Japanese; Hindi; Indonesian; Persian; Turkish; Korean and Italian.

These languages are either official languages in Africa, or official languages of the United Nations system, or languages of the rich countries of the G20, or even the most spoken languages on the Internet.

Africans from Africa and the African Diaspora around the world, let’s mobilize, let’s act to obtain results!
Let’s astound the world!
Thank you.

 

 

Presentation of my credentials on November 29, 2001

 

HE Mr. Laurent GBAGBO, then President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, elected in October 2000, appointed me, in July 2001, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of our country to the Islamic Republic of Iran, with residence in Tehran.

I was his special advisor in charge of Communication since November 2001 and thus, a member of his civil cabinet, at the Presidency of the Republic.

On Thursday, November 29, 2001, I presented my credentials to His Excellency Mr. Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, then President of Iran.
I remained in this position for 10 years, until 2011.

I was, at the same time, Dean of the group of African ambassadors and Dean of the group of ambassadors of French-speaking countries.

In terms of surface area, Iran is 5 times the size of Côte d’Ivoire.

Some of the significant images of our mission in Iran


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Very well identify the issues thanks to “SaigloinAfrica” and understand what we offer

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The digital platform “Saigloin-Africa” ​​is an exclusively African initiative, mainly at the service of Africans and Africa, while being open to the rest of the world. It offers all the driving forces in Africa, global visibility like never before.

It is therefore important to have a clear awareness of the reasons for trusting and adopting the “Saigloin-Africa” ​​platform.

According to the most recent data, the Internet universe is currently an ocean of 1.7 billion websites, with approximately 200 million of those websites active.

200 millions ! This always remains a figure that makes you dizzy. Especially since, despite the creation and closure or loss of websites, around 4.5 billion people around the world contribute to online interactions.

Such a universe, where there is no shortage of counterfeiters, recommends working with people who:

  • Already show a love of Africa pegged to the soul,
  • are driven, with passion, by the desire to promote the best of all of Africa,
  • have experience and practice of high level international contacts,
  • have a good knowledge of institutions, professional organizations, such as Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Chambers of Agriculture, Chambers of Trades and Crafts, but also cooperative societies, development mutuals, professions artistic, unions,
  • rely on a rich network of reliable personal contacts around the world and
  • have a business card that inspires respect and consideration..

Passion for Africa, hard work and loyalty in the service of Africans

It is all this that our digital platform “Saigloin-Africa” ​​offers you thanks to its Founder – Administrator, Roch d´Assomption TIETI.

Indeed, Mr. TIETI, has a respectable, traceable, verifiable academic and professional background. Holder of a master’s degree in Economics, he is a former Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to Iran (2001 – 2010), a former Special Advisor to the President of the Republic, a former international award-winning journalist, a former teacher, a former politician.
He is currently an International Consultant in Business and Innovative Strategies.

Saigloin-Africa” is, precisely, the working instrument through which, its Founder – Administrator is at the service of all Africa, of all Africans (women as men) whether they live in Africa or in one of the African diasporas around the world.

Throughout his 40 years of professional life, the Founder and Administrator of “Saigloin-Africa” ​​has been demanding in terms of the quality of the result, hard worker, tireless, rigorous, serious.

Mr. TIETI makes a point of preserving his credibility and protecting his reputation.
All of the things that make him a loyal, genuine, trustworthy and absolutely reliable partner.

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The heart of our mission and the reason for our existence is to ensure a planetary promotion of the best of what each African or group of Africans has as a project.

It can also be anything that Africans offer as goods and services or what they seek, on the basis of a win-win partnership, both financially and technically.

We can indeed do this through the spreading power of the Internet, whether these Africans live in Africa or in any of the African diasporas around the world.

Saigloin-Africa” ​​is a space for communication, promotion and marketing, available to Africa, to all African decision-makers, to all African companies, to all project leaders, to all local elected officials.

Our digital platform aims, more specifically, to ensure a very wide dissemination of the National Sustainable Development Plans of African countries, drawn up within the framework of the 2030 Agenda and to contribute to their realization.

What “Saigloin-Africa” ​​offers, completely new and very powerful, is that exactly the same information to be disseminated on this digital platform, will be translated and published in the following 15 languages: English; French; Arab; Portuguese; Spanish; Russian; Chinese; German; Japanese; Hindi; Indonesian; Persian; Turkish; Korean and Italian.

As underlined in the introductory remarks (SaigloinAfrica” or the urgency to wake up, to get involved, to act), these languages ​​include, in fact:

  • the 5 official languages spoken, here and there, in the 54 African countries,
  • the 6 official working languages of the United Nations System,
  • the languages spoken in the 19 countries which, together with the European Union, form the intergovernmental forum of the Group of Twenty (G20 countries). According to the figures for 2021, this framework of meetings and multilateral discussions represents 75% of world trade, nearly 2/3 of the world population and more than 80% of the gross world product (sum of the GDP of all the countries of the world) .
    They are the richest countries in the world..
  • the most widely spoken languages on the Internet, such as, for example, Persian (Iran).

 

To speak directly to the public opinion of the world and conquer them

By working in these 15 languages, “Saigloin-Africa” ​​solves the following problems:

1 / The citizens of the countries whose languages ​​are, will benefit from the important comfort of direct access to the information provided in their languages, during their visits to our pages.

They will save time, since they will not have to resort to translation software every time to understand what is being said or written.

Each message is delivered to them directly in their official language. Which breaks the language barrier.

 

Africa and Africans presented in their best light

2 / More citizens of the world will receive the same verified, reliable information from credible African sources about Africans and different countries in Africa. Thus, they will be better informed about the realities of Africa.

They will now receive, above all, information that values ​​Africans and Africa. Rather than receiving only information that spoils the image of Africans and Africa as they have been used to it until now.

All the things that discourage them, certainly, rob them of any desire for Africa. And yet, those whose media like to paint the African continent in black, or to talk about it only when it is not rewarding, are very present and very active in Africa.

There is absolutely no reason why ordinary citizens, but above all women and men in business circles from other countries, should not be better informed; so that they can come, now, and take a close look at the opportunities that Africa offers.

 

3/ One thing is recurrent, economic operators from different countries, once they have been better informed, on such and such an occasion, of what can be done with Africa, show great interest.

This remains, despite everything, often marginal, unfortunately, given the weakness of African diplomatic deployment around the world.

We simply need to work seriously to get to them, the real and good information on Africans and on Africa and strongly encourage them to come, themselves, to discover Africa.

 

Better interaction between African countries, businesses and citizens

4 / Africans themselves will receive information about the various African countries that the language barrier has not allowed them to access until now.

They will know each other’s realities better, they will know each other better.

This will undoubtedly generate diverse and varied trade flows. Since an economic operator, for example, will realize that it is possible for him to easily find in such or such African country, goods and services for which he had, until now, had no other choice than that of going outside Africa.

 

« Saigloin-Africa » is a digital niche, a digital cluster unique in its design:

Official investment opportunities

It presents, in detail, the projects that each African country wants to carry out within the framework of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and each of their 169 targets.
This gives unprecedented readability and visibility on what each African country wants to achieve and therefore offers official investment opportunities since these are projects carried out by governments, by States.

The potential and projects of each country are therefore presented to decision-makers and citizens of rich countries, at the same reference address (www.saigloin.com) while remaining specific to each country.

Africa will therefore no longer be perceived as a collection of small, poor countries, about which we know very little, but rather as a rich and varied whole where it is possible to make massive and lucrative investments.

For example, in a field such as housing construction, financiers and other industrialists in the real estate sector will become aware of the importance of the African market and the immensity of the needs with solvent clients.

 

Multilingual advertising for African advertisers

African advertisers will have spaces calibrated according to international standards where they can display their advertising messages and advertisements.
With the characteristic, since it is a question of ensuring the global promotion of Africa and its assets, and of reaching the maximum number of people, that the same advertising will be displayed in each of the 15 languages described above.

As you may have guessed, « Saigloin-Africa », will give each advertisement a slightly longer display time, with the possibility for visitors to use the directional arrows or repeater points to see and read a message that has gone by too quickly for their liking.

 

Platform open to all countries in the world that can help Africa

Notre idée, à « Saigloin-Africa », ce n’est pas de promouvoir une Afrique qui se replie sur elle-même, qui vit en autarcie. Non !
C’est  pour cela  que chaque pays du monde, chacun des peuples de ce monde, disposera d’un espace où présenter tous leurs atouts aux Africains.
Mais puisque c’est cela qui fait la force et le charme de l’Internet, cela voudra dire, présenter le meilleur de ce qu’ils sont et font au reste du monde également. Ainsi, l’Afrique pourra bénéficier de l’apport de nouveaux partenaires ou des partenaires traditionnels mais dont les citoyens seront mieux informés par les Africains, eux-mêmes.

 

Aujourd’hui, de nombreux pays du reste du monde veulent, soit établir soit renforcer, leur coopération avec les pays d’Afrique. Sans que cela n’implique, forcément, l’établissement de relations diplomatiques avec déploiement, en Afrique, de leur personnel diplomatique.

« Saigloin-Africa » leur en offre l’opportunité, grâce aux pages individualisées, personnalisées, “Best of …” qui leur permettront de s’adresser directement aux citoyens africains.

En effet, chaque pays du monde disposera de sa page « Best of … », à charge pour les officiels, les opérateurs économiques et les autres forces vives dudit pays, d’y afficher leurs informations.

L’avantage étant que cette information, c’est cela la magie de l’Internet, insistons sur ce point, sera également vue par les citoyens, potentiels clients, des autres pays du monde.

Il va, sans dire, que « Saigloin-Africa », plateforme initiée pour promouvoir le meilleur de l’Afrique dans toute sa riche diversité, tout en étant absolument ouverte au reste du monde, sera aussi un puissant cadre d’échanges permanents, en B2B et de e-commerce.

 « Saigloin-Africa » sera une vitrine d’exposition internationale permanente pour les décideurs gouvernementaux tout comme pour les opérateurs économiques, culturels et sportifs, dans leur interaction avec le reste du monde.

 

Coaching en « diplomatie économique »

Bien entendu, rien ne peut remplacer les contacts humains qui renforcent la confiance et constituent un puissant accélérateur de la coopération.

C’est pour cela que le fondateur -administrateur de “Saigloin-Africa”, ancien ambassadeur,offre aux pays africains et non-Africains, que cela intéresserait, d’être leur ambassadeur itinérant.

 « Saigloin-Africa » offre également de faire du coaching en diplomatie économique

Presque tous les pays demandent aujourd’hui à leurs diplomates de faire de l’éco-diplomatie, ou de la diplomatie économique. C’était le cœur de la feuille de route que nous avons reçue à notre nomination comme ambassadeur de Côte d’Ivoire en Iran, en 2001.

Pendant 10 ans, tant en Iran qu’en Côte d’Ivoire et partout où nous avons pu passer, nous avons travaillé sur cette base. Ce qui nous a valu de recevoir le trophée de « bâtisseur de l’économie ivoirienne » aux côtés d’autres récipiendaires, qui eux, étaient chefs de grandes entreprises.

Pour avoir enseigné de nombreuses années durant, et parce que nous avons conscience des enjeux présents de la compétition économique à travers la diplomatie, nous sommes prêts à partager cette expérience pour que, ici et là, à travers le continent, la diplomatie africaine devienne plus compétitive dans le domaine économique.

 

Initiation des dirigeants au fondamentaux du numérique

Bien avant la pandémie de la COVID-19 qui a imposé le télétravail, la digitalisation, la numérisation, l’informatisation comme moyens de réduction de la fracture numérique étaient devenues des impératifs à prendre en compte dans toutes les politiques de modernisation et de de développement.

C’est un classique, que de proposer aux clients, aussi bien du secteur public que du secteur privé, un accompagnement en communication, en marketing et, surtout, de leur offrir de créer leurs sites internet et d’héberger ceux-ci. « Saigloin-Africa » peut toujours le faire.
 
Cependant, pour nous, comme l’enseigne le philosophe chinois Confucius : « Quand un homme a faim, mieux vaut lui apprendre à pêcher que de lui donner un poisson. »  
Aussi, nous paraît-il plus intéressant, de vous proposer de vous former à la connaissance, la maîtrise, l’utilisation des techniques de codage informatique pour construire, soit des blogs, soit des sites internet.

Les pages personnelles sur les réseaux sociaux, c’est bien. Mais retenez que là-bas, vous êtes dans la position d’un locataire. Alors que la création de votre site internet à vous, vous placera dans la position de propriétaire de maison. Souvenez-vous, toujours, que celui qui était le chef de la nation la plus puissance de cette planète, a vu ses comptes bloqués sur les réseaux sociaux. Exactement comme un locataire qu’un propriétaire vient chasser, à tort ou à raison.
 
Il est indispensable aujourd’hui, que l’on soit chef ou cadre d’entreprise, à la tête d’une structure décentralisée comme les communes, les conseils départementaux, les conseils généraux, les gouvernorats, ou si l’on est travailleur indépendant, de posséder votre propre site internet et de comprendre comment il a été construit.

Bien entendu, vous aurez besoin d’un informaticien, d’un webmaster, pour actualiser, animer votre site internet. Mais, déjà, au départ, parce que vous aurez une bonne connaissance des langages de codage, il vous sera plus facile de déterminer un cahier de charges plus précis pour guider votre webmaster au moment de créer votre site internet ou votre blog.

Et, pouvoir intervenir, soi-même, en cas de besoin, pour faire une mise à jour, une modification sur son site internet ou celui de la structure qu’on dirige, est un inestimable service qu’on se rend à soi-même.

 

Recherche de financements

L’un des problèmes cruciaux auxquels les responsables africains sont confrontés, quand ils sont aux affaires, à la tête des ministères, dans les entreprises publiques comme privées, c’est de trouver des financements pour la réalisation de leurs projets.
C’est, justement, pour pouvoir trouver des réponses concrètes que, instruit par les leçons apprises au cours de notre parcours de consultant international en affaires et en stratégies innovantes, nous avons compris l’impérieuse nécessité de créer la plateforme multilingue « Saigloin-Africa ».

Déjà, quand l’information relative à un besoin de financement est diffusée sur notre plateforme numérique, comme on l’a vu, elle peut, certes, intéresser les entreprises africaines qui sont dans le financement des projets.
Mais, cette information est destinée principalement, aux bailleurs de fonds de ces pays riches.
 
Grâce à l’accompagnement que nous proposons, nous appuyant, pour cela, sur nos différents points focaux dans ces différents pays, l’information est portée au plus grand nombre d’entreprises qui peuvent accorder les financements recherchés.

Ce n’est un secret pour personnes, ces économies sont en concurrence. Les manifestations d’intérêt vont, ainsi, permettre aux entités africaines de ne plus se retrouver seules, face à un seul interlocuteur qu’elles auront tendance à considérer comme une providence. Mais, bien des fois, d’avoir le choix entre plusieurs offres.

Cela est également valable pour tout partenaire technique. L’offre qu’il aura à faire sera comparée à d’autres propositions.

Enfin, il faut également signaler un élément important en matière de recherche de financements pour les projets : présenter sur «Saigloin-Africa » différents projets d’un même pays, de pays voisins, de pays de la même région géographique, va faire comprendre aux bailleurs de fonds, tout l’intérêt qu’ils ont à s’engager sur ces différents projets en Afrique.

Parce que, bien souvent, mêmes les partenaires traditionnels ne sont pas toujours très bien informés des multiples atouts et des opportunités attrayantes que les différents acteurs africains offrent.

 

CHICCHIC

The complete shape of the
logo of “Saigloin-Africa”

 

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Our full logo offers a combination of text and images. The address of the digital platform’s website is www.saigloin.com and the official, registered, registered name of the platform is exactly: “Saigloin-Africa“.

The word “SAIGLOIN” is a word from the “dan” language also known as “Yacouba”, in the west of the Ivory Coast. It is a word from the ethnicity of the founder and administrator of this digital platform which means “love of the land of the ancestors”, “patriotism”.

Attached to “AFRICA” (Africa in English), we quite simply have “Saigloin-Africa”.

It is the expression of attachment, of love for Africa, of the passion and pride that one feels in being African. All feelings that require us to love and defend, everywhere, our continent and to do everything possible to look after its image, as well as that of Africans, wherever we can.

For the purpose of creating a visual, the word “Saigloin” is written so that:

First: the “A” is replaced by “@” (at sign). This symbol is used, of course, in the writing of an address to which one sends 

 

 

an electronic mail; but, above all, it is accepted as the symbol of the Internet as a whole and hence of modern communication;

Second: the “O” is replaced by the multicolored wheel which symbolizes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The word “Africa” ​​is replaced by a map of Africa where, at the geographical location of each of the 54 countries that make up our continent, is the flag of that country which respects it and draws its official geographic outline.

Above the “Saigloin-Africa” base line thus styled, we have an image in which 4 shapes of 4 different but complementary colors stand out, two by two: two shades of green in two shapes inducing an upward movement then the orange and yellow in two shapes that reflect a downward dynamic

The two ascending forms of green colors symbolize the diversity of African peoples and the two major vegetation zones they inhabit: the forest zone and the Sahelian zone.

As for the two descending colors, orange and yellow, they are the symbol of gold (yellow metal), and all other forms of wealth (orange).

And their complementary movements reflect that of the Daughters and Sons of Africa who leave the continent to go to the rest of the world, in search of wealth, in all its forms, to bring it back to Africa.

Thus, for its contribution to achieving and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, “Saiglon-Africa”:
– on the one hand, is based on each of the 17 goals and their 169 targets of Agenda 2030, the globally accepted roadmap, adopted by all of humanity, which puts each of us on a mission and

– on the other hand, decides to use the Internet, a powerful means of mass communication, to reach, wherever possible on planet earth, all the goodwill capable of helping Africa.

 

The compact shape of the
logo of “Saigloin-Africa”

 

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A logo, we know, is a visual identifier that allows people to remember your business. The logo’s compact shape is intended to appear next to the address bar and in a browser’s favorites list.
Which helps visitors remember your website, identify it among multiple bookmarks.

We find, in this compact form, all the elements explained in the part “complete logo shape”, above.
With, this time, “S” for “Saigloin”, “A” for “Africa”, the @ “(at sign) and the wheel of the 17 SDGs, keeping all their meanings, just like the shapes with the 4 colors.