Members guide the strategic orientations and approve the work programme and budget. Leadership and active involvement of the Members are key principles of SWAC engagement. Members participate on an equal footing in the SWAC governance structure. 

austria Austria: Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs - Austrian Development Cooperation

BelgiumMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Co-operation

‌‌ CILSS: Executive Secretariat of the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel

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ECOWASCommission of the Economic Community of West African States


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France: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

LuxembourgMinistry of Foreign Affairs

Netherlands (the): Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINBUZA)

Switzerland: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Development and Cooperation Directorate 

UEMOACommission of the West African Economic and Monetary Union

United States: U.S. Agency for International Development

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The following observers are closely associated with the Club’s work:

  AU: African Union

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Canada: Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development


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ROPPA: Network of Farmers' Organisations and Agricultural Producers of West Africa

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The European Union is an important partner of SWAC and contributes to the financing of its programme of work, in particular activities linked to the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR). The French Agency for Development (AFD) also contributes to the funding of specific SWAC events.

European Union: European External Action Service and European Commission 


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AFD: Agence française de développement - French Agency for Development (AFD)


The Strategy and Policy Group (SPG) brings together Club Members twice a year to define the Club’s work priorities and approve the programme of work and budget, as well as activity and financial reports. Members also ensure the smooth functioning of the Club through their financial contributions and designate the Club President. The position is currently held by François-Xavier de Donnea, Belgian Minister of State. T. Jean de Dieu Somda, former ECOWAS Commission Vice President, is the Special Representative of the President responsible for promoting the Club on the international scene. The SWAC Secretariat is in charge of implementing the work programme. It is placed under the management structure of the OECD Global Relations Directorate.

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Adherence

Eligible for membership are:

  • West African regional organisations
  • West African countries (ECOWAS members, Chad and Mauritania)
  • Development partner countries
  • International organisations

Members contribute with an agreed minimum financial contribution to the implementation of the Club's programme of work and participe in the SPG meetings.

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