Sahel and West Africa Week 2014, Brussels, 15-19 December 2014

 

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At the invitation of the European Commission and the government of Belgium, the 2014 Sahel and West Africa Week was held in Brussels from 15 to 19 December. West Africa’s voice resounded in the prestigious Robert Schuman room of the Berlaymont building. The event gathered more than 250 participants, including ministers from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo; leaders from ECOWAS, UEMOA, CILSS and NEPAD; Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders, European Commissioners Neven Mimica (International Co-operation & Development) and Christos Stylianides (Humanitarian Aid  & Crisis Management), as well as many other high-level representatives from the international community and West African civil society. The Brussels meetings reinforced the Sahel and West Africa Week in its role of fostering informal exchange, networking and partnerships.

 

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 Programme

Monday 15 Dec

Tuesday 16 Dec

Wednesday 17 Dec

Thursday 18 Dec

Friday 19 Dec

  Meeting of the Committee of CILSS Partners

30th Annual Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA)

30th Annual Meeting of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA), including Senior Experts' Group (SEG-AGIR) Meeting Official launch of the Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel: Geography, Economics and Security
Meeting of the Committee of CILSS Partners SWAC Strategy and Policy Group Meeting (SPG)    

Side events:

  • CTA consultation with the regional organisations on the “Regional Business Plan for West Africa”
  • Informational meeting for partners on the “Second CORAF/WECARD Operational Plan”