Thank you for your offer to help members in the Democratic Republic of Congo to join the and participate in the forum in French. That would be a wonderful contribution to our community!
Our forum provides automatic translation of posts for those who have successfully signed up and chose a different preferred language. Many languages including French are supported. Maybe sometime soon even swahili will be an option! Unfortunately for now the registration form is still only in English which is a hurdle for many people to get signed up unless they have some help.
A good first step would be to get a topic written on the forum, in French, explaining how to join the network, and to offer to help francophones with the registration form and with participating in community discussions. The information members provide about themselves and their organizations can be in French. Then you can direct your DRC friends and colleagues to visit your topic to add a reply and say hello. I can also invite the existing members as well. Then you will be connected and able to help each other along.
This may be too much to ask of you, but maybe you can also offer to video conference with some of your friends and let them share their screen as they complete the registration form and then show them around the online platform so they can find the translation features in the forum. We can schedule times when I can join you too - my french is not so bad.
When we get enough momentum going around discussion in french, we can create a category for it like #espanol and #portugues.
Let me know what you think. If you like you can draft the french topic in a private message to me and I can help you whip it into shape, and then we can publish it when you’re happy with it.