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SWAC Strategy and Policy Group Meeting (SPG), Brussels, 16 December 2014

 

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Hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, the Strategy and Policy Group (SPG) meeting offered SWAC Members the opportunity to discuss the 2015-16 Programme of Work and Budget (PWB) and SWAC’s strategic partnerships with the European Union and the NEPAD Agency. Following the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SWAC on 22 October 2014, Ibrahim Mayaki, Executive Director of the NEPAD Agency presented the scope of the proposed collaboration, in particular opportunities created for other African regions that can benefit from West Africa’s experiences. Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development at the DG Development and Co-operation, EuropeAid, underlined the importance of the strategic partnership between the EU and SWAC, focusing on the regional governance and co-ordination of food and nutrition security, and resilience. The next SPG meeting is scheduled for 16 June 2015 in Paris. 

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