The RPCA at Expo Milano 2015
A special session of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) will be held within the 2015 Sahel and West Africa Week (26-30 October) at the Expo Milano 2015. The session aims to promote the Network's action and achievements to a wider audience. A short documentary film will present the Network’s history, key achievements and remaining challenges. The meeting will also present the various Network tools designed to enhance the regional governance of food security and allow the West African region to share its experience with similar initiatives in other regions and continents.
Three thematic discussions will focus on the following tools:
A second session will be dedicated to the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) - Sahel and West Africa which will hold its Senior Experts' Group meeting (SEG-AGIR) within the RPCA. The group will review progress made in formulating "National Resilience Priorities" (NRPs) and seek to accelerate their implementation. Almost all Sahelian and West African countries have started formulating their resilience priorities.
The June update of the Cadre harmonisé (CH - Harmonised Framework) analysis of vulnerability concludes that approximately 7.5 million people will face food and nutrition crises between June and August. This map shows elevated vulnerability in areas facing security crises (northern Mali and the Lake Chad Basin) and areas hosting large numbers of refugees and displaced persons (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger). Areas near centre of the Ebola outbreak (Liberia and Sierra Leone) also register higher risk of food insecurity and malnutrition. > Avis sur la situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle