National Resilience Priorities (NRP-AGIR)

When a crisis occurs, it is counter-productive to separate humanitarian assistance from the fight against endemic poverty and famine. When faced with a crisis of any kind (climatic, economic, social, security), the weakest are also the most vulnerable. Focus must therefore be placed on strengthening their resilience. Increasing the resilience of millions of people is a long-term challenge that is complex by nature because there are often many intersecting causes. The challenge cannot be met without a multisectoral approach based on a political partnership that engages West Africans and their partners. This is the ambition of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) – Sahel and West Africa. AGIR is not just another initiative or an additional financial opportunity, but it allows food resilience allies to unite around objectives, approaches, tools and a mutually-agreed upon results framework. The Alliance provides the opportunity for all involved countries to develop a national framework, called NRP-AGIR (National Resilience Priorities). The mission of this framework is to bring together all initiatives, programmes and projects contributing to resilience. AGIR is, therefore, a tool to improve the efficiency of collective action. The Alliance is under the political leadership of ECOWAS and UEMOA and receives technical support from CILSS. The RPCA is the forum for dialogue among its stakeholders. The SWAC/OECD Secretariat contributes to the management, promotion and  methodological reflections of the Alliance.

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