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Ebola does not stop at the border

A closer look at the UNOCHA situation report maps reveals that the outbreak is concentrated in the cross-border areas of three Mano River Union countries; half of all victims are Liberians. Ebola does not stop at the border - the response must therefore take into account the regional dimension.



Dialogue on national resilience priorities

Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Chad and Togo have initiated inclusive dialogues aimed at identifying national resilience priorities, - within AGIR. The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Liberia have recently joined this first group.


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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Advance Sales: Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel

The SWAC Secretariat is currently preparing the launch of the Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel which proposes a cartographic and regional analysis of security and development issues. To benefit from the OECD advance sales price, we invite you to order this publication until 3 October 2014. 


The Sahara-Sahelian areas

The 2013-14 West African Futures (WAF) programme focuses on the Sahara-Sahelian areas. The SWAC analysis highlights that mobility and fluidity have characterised the social and economic environment of the Sahara-Sahel over centuries. It also shows how actors, networks and challenges need to be considered from several geographic scales: from local, to cross-border and regional. Three activities are part of the reflection process:

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UN Special Envoy for the Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, meets with OECD Secretary-General and SWAC to discuss UN-OECD collaboration in the Sahel.

A‌lways on the move, by SWAC Secretariat Director Laurent Bossard


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Family farms play a central role in food security, by Sibiri Jean Zoundi

Ending hunger: the West African example (French - RFI)

CILSS Executive Secretary Djimé Adoum, invitee at RFI broadcast "Eco d'Ici, Eco d'ailleurs"

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