We are the only international platform entirely dedicated to regional issues. Our mission is to enhance the effectiveness of regional policies and of partner support. We do this by: 1) Facilitating dialogue, information-sharing and consensus-building; 2) Providing independent, factual and forward-looking analysis; and 3) Devising policy tools and guidelines. > find out +

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Restricted RPCA meeting in Lomé

Held from 2 to 4 March in Lomé, the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) finds that the situation is generally stable, though there are pockets of insecurity in some areas and among the most vulnerable segments of the population, in particular in Ebola-affected areas. By June-August, about 2.2 million people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could be in a situation of food and nutrition emergency if appropriate mitigation measures are not implemented. > summary of conclusions


Market, food security & structural changes

The West African food economy is changing: restructuring of agricultural markets; reconfiguration of cross-border trade; development of agro-food chains; changes in consumer behaviour. How to design policies that support agricultural production and encourage the emergence of new activities in the context of strong population growth & evolving markets? > find out +


Regional governance of food security

Food security has been at the core of the Club's founding mission. Current focus areas include facilitating work of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA):

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Cross-border co-operation

This new strategic reflection cycle addresses the major challenges and opportunities of cross-border co-operation. Three key questions will be addressed: 1) What is the relevant scale of activity for cross-border co-operation?; 2) How do cross-border policy networks work?; and 3) How can a network approach applied to cross-border co-operation help decision-making? > find out +


The Sahara-Sahelian areas


‌The 2013-14 West African Futures (WAF) programme focused on the Sahara-Sahelian areas. The Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel addresses the security challenges through the mobility characteristic of its territories, populations and the socio-economic networks that connect them. Its analysis contributes to policy dialogue on the strategies for the Sahel.

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keep informed

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SWAC at Expo Milano 2015
The Sahel and West Africa Week will be held at Expo Milano 2015 from 26 to 30 October. 

SWAC Newsletter, Feb 2015

2015 - a year full of dangers?, by SWAC Secretariat Director Laurent Bossard, 31 January 2015


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Building peace in the Sahel, a regional perspective, par Laurent Bossard, ECDPM Great Insights, 4 December 2014

Africa No1 Podcast "Le Grand Débat" with Laurent Bossard, 1 December 2014

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