Since its creation, the IECD has intervened in Sub-Saharan Africa, now its first region in terms of commitments implemented. The IECD relies on the strong development potential of this region to offer underprivileged young people training and access to employment opportunities in rural environments, with training in agricultural careers (about 30 schools in three countries); in urban environments with training in industry, energy and maintenance careers. At the same time, the IECD supports entrepreneurial initiatives with the Enterprises Development Network (EDN) and its different national partners in 14 business management training and support centers. In rural environments, the IECD is testing new intervention methods with the creation of social enterprises that offer new services to farmers and facilitate access to markets in the fruit and vegetable sectors (APONH & TRANSFORM projects). Finally, since its creation, the IECD has offered its support to more than 87 healthcare structures in order to improve patient care. Above all, it has become a recognized player in Africa in the fight against Sickle Cell Disease. The threshold of 100,000 people screened was exceeded in 2017.