Hosted by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and under the patronage of the Commissions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the 32nd RPCA annual meeting brought together the region’s key food and nutrition security stakeholders. Some 250 participants, including six West African ministers and many high-level representatives, participated in the event. It was the first time that a RPCA meeting took place in Nigeria, providing a timely opportunity for the Network to highlight the implementation of the Cadre harmonisé in Nigeria as one of its key achievements. There are now 16 out of 36 Nigerian states, almost half of the country, that use this tool to analyse and identify areas and populations at risk of food and nutrition insecurity. Find out +
At the most recent RPCA gathering in Paris (13-15 April 2016), RPCA Members validated the final results of the 2015-16 agro-pastoral campaign and made recommendations on how to protect the most vulnerable populations. The RPCA also hosted a session of the Senior Experts Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (SEG-AGIR) that took stock of progress made in defining National Resilience Priorities (NRP) process. Focal points in charge of the resilience pillars of Sahel strategies participated in the debate. Find out +
This WARI magazine (TV5 Monde, July 2016) takes stock of progress made in the implementation of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) in Burkina Faso. The magazine illustrates that resilience building is nothing new and that many resilience projects are already being implemented on the ground. Strong political will was key to make quick progress in the implementation of AGIR. More than half of identified priority projects are already financed. Some partners explicitly aligned their country-specific programming with AGIR priorities, acknowledging the usefulness of the NRP document.
The SWAC Secretariat, in collaboration with ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS and with the financial support of the European Commission, produced a film dedicated to the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA). The objective is to raise awareness about the success of the Network, which for 30 years has been engaged in the fight against food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel and West Africa. Placed under the political leadership of ECOWAS and UEMOA and drawing on the diversity of its Members, the Network is putting all their efforts together to achieve the goal of Zero Hunger by 2030.Blog post