Past Events of the Sahel and West Africa Club

 

>> also see:  2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

July

 

 
   
June
11 Strategy and Policy Group Meeting, OECD Conference Centre, Paris
12

Colloquium, The Secuirty-Development Nexus in West Africa: Regional Challenges, OECD Conference Centre, Paris, > agenda practical information

May

29

Joint ECOWAS/UEMOA Ministerial Meeting on the current food and nutrition crisis, Lomé, Togo

   
April
12-13 Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA), , OECD Conference Centre, Paris
   
March
12-15

Visit of West African Agricultural Producers to Brazil

   
February
15-16

Technical workshop on regional settlement patterns statistics, West African Futures programme, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso > conclusions

Mid SWAC Mission to meet with USAID, Washington D.C.

 

2011

December
5-6 SWAC 2011 Forum on "Brazil and West Africa: addressing renewable energy challenges", Praia, Cape Verde
 7 The Club's Strategy and Policy Group Meeting (SPG), Praia, Cape Verde
 8-10

27th Annual Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA), Praia, Cape Verde

 9-10  Meeting of CILSS partners, Praia, Cape Verde
November
12-15

Regional Meeting on the approval of the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, Conakry, Guinea

23

Launch of the "Guidebook on emerging best practices in combating child labour in the cocoa sector", organised by the SWAC Secretariat and the International Cocoa Foundation (ICI), in collaboration with the Belgian Development Co-operation, Brussels, Belgium

October
27-28 2nd Working Group Meeting, West African Futures Programme, OECD Conference Centre
   
June
1-2

National dialogue meeting on the new Charter, Abuja

14-15

SWAC Conference on "Agricultural and Food Price Volatility: African views and perspectives", OECD Conference Centre

15

Strategy and Policy Group meeting, OECD Conference Centre

 

April
21-22

Restrictive meeting of the Food Crises Prevention Network, OECD Conference Centre > agenda

 

 

 

March
17

First Working Group meeting "Settlement, market and food security", OECD Conference Centre

22

High-level validation workshop on how to adapt the OECD Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) to promote responsible investment in Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou > learn more

February

dates to be confirmed

National consultations on the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management in
in Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone, organised by ECOWAS, CILSS and SWAC | > contact: sibirijean.zoundi@oecd.org

22

Seminar on key findings from the regional study on "Security implications of climate change in the Sahel", Evidence and policy options, OECD Conference Centre | > contact: philipp.heinrigs@oecd.org

 

 

2010

 

December
6-7

EU Development Days, Brussels> draft agenda

7-8

SWAC Forum on "Regional solidarity to address food crises", Accra (Ghana)

9-10

SWAC Strategy and Policy Group meeting, Accra (Ghana)

9-11

UNCTAD Regional capacity-building workshop on "Enhancing the functioning of cereal markets in West Africa", organised with the support of SWAC, Accra (Ghana)

14-16

26th Annual Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA), Accra (Ghana)

15

Colloquium on "Freedom of movement in West Africa, challenges and issues for ECOWAS and the EU", organised by the IRD, in collaboration with the SWAC Secretariat, OECD Conference Centre, Paris

October
19 SWAC working group on prospective study cycles, OECD, Paris, contact: laurent.bossard@oecd.org
22-24

13rd Francophonie Summit, Montreux (Switzerland)

September
3-4

National consultations on the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, Cotonou (Benin)

6-7

National consultations on the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, Lomé (Togo)

7

Panel discussion on "Climate and security in West Africa and the Sahel: new risks and German policy responses" during the 2010 Ambassadors' meeting, Berlin. The SWAC Secretariat will participate in the panel and present key findings of the SICCS project. > philipp.heinrigs@oecd.org

14

Development Co-operation Day of Luxembourg on Policy coherence to implement the MDGs, SWAC contribution on the "Regional approach and how to jointly address regional issues", Luxembourg, > agenda (French)

14-15

National consultations on the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, Niamey (Niger)

15-16

National consultations on the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, Monrovia (Liberia)

23-24

National consultations on the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)

27-28

National consultations on the Charter for Food Crisis Prevention and Management, Nouakchott (Mauritania)

June
15

SWAC Strategy and Policy Group Meeting, OECD, Paris

May
26

Meeting: “Land Investment in West Africa: Regional perspectives and global challenges”, Paris

Reference documents:

17-18

Third working session of the Steering Group on the SWAC's future, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

10

Official Launch Workshop of the Policy Framework for Sustainable Agriculture in Burkino Faso

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Addressing challenges for investment and evaluating the policy framework for sustainable investment in the agricultural sector.

   
April
8-9

Restricted Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA), OECD Conference Centre, contact: leonidas.hitimana@oecd.org

March
15-16

Second working session of the Steering Group on the SWAC's future, OECD, Paris

end  

Launching workshop, OECD Policy Framework for Investment applied to agriculture in Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

February
2

Brainstorming meeting of the Steering Group on the SWAC's future, UEMOA Headquarters, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

 > 3

Meeting on the implementation of the Regional Partnership Compact for Agricultural Development in West Africa, Lomé (Togo)

 

 

January

 18-19

Summit of the World's regions on Food Security, Dakar (Senegal)
 24

Land day on "Land Investment and Development", Rome (Italy)

 25-26

7th edition of the ECOWAS Development Partners Annual Co-ordination Meeting, Abuja (Nigeria)

29-3 Meeting on the implementation of the Regional Partnership Compact for Agricultural Development in West Africa, Lomé (Togo)

 

2009

December
8-11

25th Annual Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network, Bamako (Mali)

9-10

Strategy and Policy Group meeting of the Sahel and West Africa Club, Bamako (Mali)

14

COP 15 Side-Event on Security implications of climate change in the Sahel region, Copenhagen (Denmark)

November
17

Technical Workshop on "Security implications of climate change in the Sahel", Dakar (Senegal)

12

International conference on financing regional agricultural policy in West Africa (ECOWAP/CAADP), Abuja (Nigeria)

October
20

Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development, presentation on the 2009 UNDP Human Development Report and the SWAC/OECD's publication on Regional Challenges of West African Migration, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Paris, contact: laurent.bossard@oecd.org

22-24

EU Development Days, OECD stand within the Development Village, Stockholm (Sweden), contact: julia.wanjiru@oecd.org

September
25

Seminar on the "Electoral process in Côte d'Ivoire", IFRI, 14:30-17:00pm, contact: massaer.diallo@oecd.org

 

 

July
8-10

Validation workshop of the Regional Investment Programme for Agriculture (PRIA), Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)

 

June
2-5

ECOWAS/SWAC Experts Meeting on Conflict Systems and Risk Assessment in West Africa, Bamako (Mali)

18-19

SWAC Strategy and Policy Group Meeting, International Energey Agency, Paris

May
18-20

Stakeholders Meeting on ECOWAS Cross-border Co-operation, Abuja (Nigeria)

 
April
9-14

Workshop on the Regional Investment Programme for Agriculture (PRIA), Dakar (Senegal)

16-17

4th Restricted Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network, OECD Conference Centre, Paris

20-24

ECOWAS/SWAC Experts Meeting on Conflict Systems and Risk Assessment, Bamako (Mali)

23-24

West Africa Regional Workshop on the AU Border Programme, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

March

10-12

Launching Workshop of the Saly-Action Plan, Accra (Ghana)

10-14

ECOWAS/CILSS Meeting on Food Security, Cotonou (Benin)

16-18

CILSS Regional Conference on the "Agricultural and Food Situation and the Trade Opportunities in the Sahel and in West Africa", Abuja (Nigeria)

16-18

ECOWAS Workshop on the Peace Exchange Platform, Praia (Cape Verde)

17

Debate on the "Geostrategic Impact of Major Demographic Trends : Consquences on Migration-Conflict Dialectics", CEREM, Paris

19-20

Launching Workshop of the Regional Agricultural Investment Programme (PRIA), drafting of the sub-programme on "Improved Management of other Shared Resources", Bamako (Mali) > Agenda 

February
> 4 Regional Livestock Forum, Niamey (Niger)
9

Task Force Meeting on Child Labour in the Cocoa Sector, OECD/Paris

12

High-level Parliamentary Conference on Policy Coherence for Development and Migration, Brussels

January
19-21

WANSED/ECOWAS/DCAF Workshop on Security Sector Reform, Abuja (Nigeria)

29-4 Feb Regional Livestock Forum, Niamey (Niger)

 

2008 EVENTS

December
1-2

Workshop on the The Future of International Migration to OECD Countries, OECD Headquarters

2-5

Scientific Workshop on the OMAE Project on the "West African-international migration observatory for a new co-operation between West African and the EU", University Paris Descartes, Poitiers

4-5

SWAC Strategy and Policy Group Meeting, OECD Headquarters

16-18

ECOWAS Workshop on Conflict Systems and Risk Assessment in West Africa, Conakry (Guinea)

November
15-17

European Development Days, Strasbourg (France)

20

West African Ambassadors' Information Meeting, SWAC Headquarters, Issy-les-Moulineaux

24-25

ECOWAS/Development Partners Annual Co-ordination Meeting, Abuja (Nigeria)

25

2nd Euro-African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development, Paris

25-28      

24th Annual Food Crisis Prevention Network Meeting, Dakar (Senegal)

October
 6-10  

CILSS Workshop on Food Security and 2008 Crop Prospects in the Sahel and West Africa, Praia (Cape-Vert)

 7-9

ECOWAS Workshop on the setting-up of a Peace Forum, Dakar (Senegal) 

 24-26

ECOWAS/SWAC Editorial Committee Meeting of the West Africa Report: validation of content and preparation of outreach activities, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

September
2-4  

Third High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, Accra (Ghana)

 

3             

SWAC-internal Workshop - Validation of the "West Africa Report", Issy-les-Moulineaux, SWAC Headquarters

 

25           

Information Workshops on SWAC Work with the Austrian Development Co-operation, Vienna (Austria)

August
11-12     

West African Experts Workshop on Livestock and Transhumant Pastoralism, SWAC Headquarter

July

30-3

ECOWARN Launching in Mali, ECOWAS Workshop, Bamako (Mali)

9-11          

Experts' Meeting on Migration and Development, Dakar (Senegal)

23- 27

WANSED Workshop on Collaboration with ECOWAS and the Donors' Role and Governance in the Security Sector, Abuja (Nigeria) > SWAC Statement | www.wansed.info

June

3-5

SWAC/ECOWAS Workshop on Post-Conflict and Development, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)

16                

SWAC Strategy and Policy Group Meeting, SWAC Headquarters

May
5-6                      

ACDI/CIDA Preparatory Workshop for Accra on the "Role of Civil Society Organisations in Advancing Aid Effectiveness", Bamako (Mali) > summary record

April
10-11       

3rd restricted Food Crisis Prevention Network Meeting, OECD Conference Centre, Paris 

March
   
February

4-5 

Editorial Workshop: West Africa Report 2007-2008, Cotonou (Benin)

11      

"Electoral Year 2007: Achievements & New Challenges for West African Democracies", SWAC Discussion Panel, NEA/Issy-les-Moulineaux

20-21              

OECD DAC GOVNET Conference on "Governance Assessment and Aid Effectiveness", London

January

17

Workshop on the Financing of the ECOWAS Cross-Border Initaitives Programme (CIP) and the Karakoro Basin Pilot Operation, Bamako (Mali)

24 

West African Ambassadors Meeting, OECD, Paris

31-1           

SWAC Strategy and Policy Group Meeting, OECD, Paris

 

>> 2007 EVENTS

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December

11-12

Regional Workshop on Policy Coherence in Fisheries in West Africa, organised by Enda Diapol/REPAO, WWF, Sub-Regional Commission of Fisheries, with the support of the OECD, Division of Fisheries Policy and the SWAC, Dakar (Senegal)

12 

West African Ambassadors Meeting, SWAC/OECD, Paris

  

12-13 

                

Workshop on the Joint SWAC/ECOWAS Annual Report on "Resources for Development in West Africa", Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) 

November
 2-3

ECOWAS Meeting of the Regional Programme on Agricultural Investment (PRIA), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

 4-8

WANSED Meeting on elections in West Africa, Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)

5-8

ECOWAS Ministerial Meeting of the Technical Committee on Agriculture and Food Supply, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

12-17

Brainstorming Seminar on Education in Nomad environment, Dori (Burkina Faso)

19-20

ECOWAS/Development Partners Annual Coordination Meeting, Abuja (Nigeria)

27-30          

23th Annual Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network, jointly organised by the SWAC/CILSS, Brussels (Belgium)

October
1-3     

WANSED Meeting on "Security in West Africa", Accra (Ghana)

2-15  

SWAC Mission to Benin, Burkina Faso and Ghana to meet with West African government representatives and SWAC partners (CILSS, ECOWAS, UEMOA, UN, USAID)

16-19     Workshop on "Regional Instruments and Endogenous Mechanisms on Democratic Governance and Conflict Prevention in West Africa", organised by the SWAC in collaboration with the West African Women's Group, Dakar and Saly (Senegal)
26-28          7th Africa Governance Forum, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
September

13-14             

SWAC Strategy and Policy Group (SPG) Meeting, SWAC Headquarters, Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris

17-21

19-21     

Workshop on "Workshop on Food Security & Cross-border Trade ", organised by the SWAC and FEWS NET under the auspices of ECOWAS and the Niger-Nigeria Joint Commission for Co-operation, Katsina (Nigeria)
August
7-9       

Launching workshop of the Regional Programme for Agricultural Investment (PRIA) and the NEPAD’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme, Cotonou (Benin) 

Mid-August 

SWAC meetings with Representatives of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Clinton Foundation to mobilise funding, New York

 

July

25-27 

             

Joint SWAC/FAO mission to the Regional Centre Agrhymet (CILSS-CRA), Niamey (Niger)

June
26/05-5/06

Field Mission to the Kano-Katsina-Maridi (K²M) Cross-Border Corridor  (Niger-Nigeria)

5-7

AU Ministerial Meeting on the Establishment of the AU's Borders Programme, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

10-14

SWAC Mission to ECOWAS, Abuja (Nigeria) 

12

3rd Meeting of the Cape Verdien Transition Support Group - "Cape Verde's Graduation from the Least Developped Countries", Praia (Cape Verde)

11-19           

CILSS Meetings on Food Security issues, Bamako (Mali)

26-29

7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government - SWAC participation in working session VII on Governance Challenges in Crisis and Post-Conflict Countries, Vienna (Austria)

May

14-15       

2nd experts meeting on the draft proposal for an ECOWAS Joint Approach on Migration, Accra (Ghana)

30-31

ECOWAS Ministerial Meeting on the draft proposal for an ECOWAS Joint Approach on Migration, Bamako (Mali)

End       

Launching of the new SWAC website: www.westafricaclub.org 

April
2-6

ECOWAS Seminar on Early-Warning Systems for Crisis Prevention, Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)

5-6     

Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network in the Sahel and West Africa, OECD Paris 

10-12      

First Experts Meeting on the elaboration of an ECOWAS Joint Approach on Migration, Dakar (Senegal)  

March
8-9    

Experts Meeting on Cross-Border Co-operation, Bamako (Mali) 

19-22     

SWAC Mission to ECOWAS to Follow-Up on the ECOWAS Retreat, Abuja (Nigeria)

February
1-2       

SWAC Mission to the African Union and UNECA: Strengthening Cross-Border Co-operation, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

21-23      

Joint CILSS/SWAC Mission  within the framework of the initiative on "Cross-Border Co-operation and Food Security in the Kano-Katsina-Maradi (K2M) Corridor", Niamey (Niger)

28-1          

Regional Working Group on the DDR, Post-conflict and Development in West Africa, Praia (Cape Verde)

January
19        

31st session of the Authority of Heads and State and Government of ECOWAS, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

25-26   

The Sahel and West Africa Club's Strategy and Policy Group (SPG) meeting, GTZ House, Berlin

2006 Events

December

12-13       

22nd Annual Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (FCPN), organised by the CILSS and the SWAC at the FAO Headquarters in Rome (Italy)

November

?          

Information Meeting with West African Ambassadors, OECD Paris > summary report

June
6-8

SWAC Roundtable on "Exploring Opportunities for Sustainable Shrimp Farming in West Africa: Focus on South‐South Co-operation", Conakry (Guinea)

26-28

          

Inter-generational Forum on Endogenous Governance, organised by the SWAC, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

29         

Thematic Meeting of the SWAC's Strategy and Policy Group (SPG): "Medium- and Long Term Development Perspectives of West Africa", Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

 

May
18        

Information Meeting with West African Ambassadors, OECD Paris > summary report

April

20-21

Information Meeting on the Food Situation in West Africa and the Follow-up to the Recommendations on Food Security, Paris 

26-28

             

Working meeting on "Women, Endogenous Governance and Conflict Prevention in West Africa", Niamey (Niger)

 

March

28-30

             

Workshop on "Human Security in West Africa: Challenges, Co-ordination and Action for a Regional Agenda", Lomé (Togo)

 

July

 

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