Highlights by day

Monday 12 December

Food & Nutrition Situation

RPCA SESSION 1
10:00-15:00

Drawing on the forecast results compiled at the PREGEC meeting in Cotonou (21-24 November), the Network Members will take stock of the agro-sylvo-pastoral campaign for 2016-17.  They will analyse production, markets for agricultural products, and the food and nutrition situation in order to agree on measures to be taken to address any potential crisis. The session will also review the reponses to food and nutrition crises in 2016 as well as the lessons learned. Drawing on the consensual analysis, the Network will issue a joint communiqué on the food and nutrition situation in the region, including recommendations for decision makers and development partners.The agricultural forecast is overall good; cereal production is estimated at 66 million tonnes and roots and tubers production at 168 million tonnes, both representing an increase of 15% compared to the five-year average. These good prospects are explained by successful preparations before the season started (including seed supply, fertilizers, pesticides and agricultural equipment), good rainfall and favorable hydrological conditions for off-season crops. However, these positive prospects should not lead authorities to ignore the region’s persistent food security difficulties, especially in conflict zones such as the Lake Chad area.

More information on the 32nd session of the RPCA

Full RPCA agenda

Summary of conclusions

Final communiqué: Food & Nutrition situation in the Sahel and West Africa

PREGEC Communiqué, September 2016

Maps & Facts: "Food issues: Demographic, urban, migration and security challenges"

Presentations

Focus on north-eastern Nigeria

SPECIAL EVENT
16:15-17:15 

Through high-level political dialogue between the Nigerian government, regional organisations (ECOWAS, UEMOA, CILSS) and development partners, the Network hopes to encourage the search for appropriate solutions to address the food and nutrition emergency, and to serve as the basis for the development of more structural responses. A joint declaration on the mobilisation of the international community, placed under the political leadership of ECOWAS and UEMOA, will be presented on this occasion.

Agenda

Declaration

ECOWAS Press Release

Web page: Acute food insecurity in north-east Nigeria

Read: Food and nutrition insecurity in north-east Nigeria

Maps & Facts: "One out of three people in north-eastern Nigeria faced with acute food insecurity"

Cadre Harmonisé for identifying risk areas and vulnerable populations in sixteen (16) states of Nigeria (October 2016)

Cadre Harmonisé for identifying risk areas and populations in acute food and nutrition insecurity in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States of Nigeria (August 2016)

Presentation

Ecowas Ministerial Committee

SIDE EVENT - RESTRICTED MEETING
10:00-15:00

ECOWAS ministers will review and adopt the second generation of the Regional Agricultural Investment Plan for Food and Nutrition Security.

 

Tuesday 13 December

Nutrition & Social Protection

RPCA SESSION 3
08:30-17:30

Social protection systems play a major role in fulfilling the commitment to “leave no one behind”, particularly in the fight against short-term and chronic malnutrition. Network Members will address this theme in three panel discussions that aim to:

  • Better understand the links between social protection and nutrition
  • Identify success stories and innovative experiences
  • Share best practices in the sustainable financing of social protection systems related to nutrition security


Read: Nutrition and Social Protection

Presentations

Indorama Leme Fertilizer

SIDE EVENT - RESTRICTED MEETING
18:00-20:30

The event is dedicated to the promotion of the regional fertiliser producing effort and will be followed by a cocktail.

 

Wednesday 14 December

Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR)

08:30-16:30

Three years after the adoption of the regional roadmap, the Senior Experts' Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (SEG-AGIR) will review the progress made in formulating "National Resilience Priorities" (NRPs) and in strengthening stakeholder mobilisation for the Alliance's implementation. In order to improve  the effectiveness and impact of collective action, AGIR stakeholders will also discuss how to strengthen complementarities of interventions in the field of food security, nutrition and resilience.

Read: Mapping food and nutrition security (FNS) and resilience interventions

Read: Summary of conclusions

Brochure: PREGEC Charter

Map: Progress made in formulating National Resilience Priorities (NRPs)

Presentation

 

 

Thursday 15 December

Transformations in the Food Economy

SWAC SESSION
08:30-10:30

Drawing on the SWAC Secretariat's work, this session will look at the scope of transformations in the West African food economy and their implications for food demand and the agri‑food system. An open discussion will address the impact of these transformations on the design of food and nutrition security policies, as well as the emerging challenges in regional integration and co-operation.

Brochure: Transformations in the food economy & implications for policy making

Read: Emerging Opportunities in the West African Food Economy

Read: West African Food Systems and Changing Consumer Demands

Presentation

SWAC Strategy & Policy Group

RESTRICTED MEETING
11:00-17:30

The SWAC's governing board meeting is restricted to Members and observers. The SWAC Secretariat will present its Preliminary Activity Report 2016 with a view to implementing the Programme of Work 2017-18. Members will also discuss opportunities for better integrating the SWAC Secretariat into the OECD Development Cluster. 

Friday 16 December

CILSS Partners Committee Meeting

RESTRICTED MEETING
14:30-18:00

This statutory meeting gathers CILSS and its key partners to review their collaboration and to identify ongoing and future priorities in order to ensure efficient and sustainable support for CILSS.

ECOWAS Partners Meeting

SIDE EVENT - RESTRICTED MEETING
09:00-11:00

Exchange between technical & financial partners to ensure concerted action in support of the ECOWAS Common Agricultural Policy (ECOWAP).

EU Support Project

SIDE EVENT - RESTRICTED MEETING
11:30-13:30

Session aimed at discussing  the  design of the "Project for strengthening regional governance, resilience & food /nutrition security in West Africa".