22 Mar 2016
Agriculture & Fisheries
- Members:Body:The CILSS is implementing the regional component of an ambitious multi-stakeholder project which aims to more than double the irrigated areas of six Sahelian countries to 1 million hectares by 2020. Funded by the World Bank Group, the Sahel Irrigation Initiative Programme (SIIP) covers Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal.
- SWAC:Body:The University of Copenhagen hosted a conference on "Rural-urban connections in sub-Saharan Africa" from 25-28 January. Participants explored the impacts of mobility and urbanisation on poverty and development in sub-Saharan Africa. Thomas Allen from the Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat at the OECD (SWAC/OECD) was invited to present on key changes in the West African agro-food value chains.
- 22 Jan 2016Country:Topics:Body:The UN Regional Humanitarian Co-ordinator for the Sahel reported progress and remaining security and development challenges following a visit to Mali. Toby Lanzer met with government representatives, local authorities, civil society leaders and humanitarian workers during his 18-22 January mission. He travelled to Gao and Kidal, where he visited aid projects and met people affected by the crisis.
- Members:RPCA:SWAC:Body:Created in 1973 following the terrible drought crisis in the Sahel, the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) is a leading actor in the fight against food and nutrition insecurity and desertification in the Sahel and beyond. Over the past 40 years, it has accumulated a large technical and scientific expertise in the field of food and nutrition security, resilience, natural resource management, climate change adaptation, access to agricultural markets and water management. CILSS has progressively enlarged its geographic coverage to West African coastal countries.