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CILSS programmes co-ordination meeting

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The 7th CILSS Steering Committee meeting was opened on 16 March in Lomé. It provided an opportunity to take stock of current regional programmes implemented by CILSS and its development partners. Three major programmes were the focus of discussions: the World Bank-funded Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project (PRAPS), the AfDB Programme to Build Resilience to Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel and the UEMOA-funded information-sharing platform on food security, locust control and pesticide management. This steering committee meeting brought together all CILSS partners and covered all regional projects managed by CILSS; it contributes to improving co-ordination, information sharing and synergy building. The meeting is organised once a year and also assesses the implementation of recommendations from the previous year. The ECOWAS Regional Agency for Food and Agriculture (ECOWAS/RAAF) organised a similar meeting a few days ahead of the CILSS event.