How to fill the French language gap in aid work, peacekeeping

West Africa faces a shortage of French-speaking aid workers and peacekeepers. But recruiters shouldn't be hiring more expats to fill the gap, according to Marc Trouyet of France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.

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