This special event of ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS will mark the official launch of the project for “Improving the governance of resilience, food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture in West Africa (PAGR-SANAD). The project's specific objective is to build capacity within regional and national institutions to strengthen the regional governance of FNS and agricultural policies in the context of resilience-building in West Africa and with a view to achieving the zero hunger goal by 2025.
Financed by the 11th EDF of the European Union, with a budget of EUR 20.5 million euros over a 60-month period, the project is composed of three components:
- Component 1: Capacity-building of the institutional framework, steering commitees and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms of SANAD & resilience policies and programmes at the regional level
- Component 2: Strengthening of information and monitoring systems of agricultural, food and nutrition security and resilience policies and programmes.
- Component 3: Support for effective integration of nutrition issues in agricultural and food security policies at country and regional levels.
The project is co-ordinated by CILSS under the aegis of ECOWAS and UEMOA, who hold the chairmanship and vice-chairmanship of the regional steering committee.