SWAC Strategy and Policy Group meeting (SPG)

 

Bamako (Mali), Hotel Salam
9 - 10 December 2009

 

This Strategy and Policy Group meeting of the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD) followed a new format:

 

 

 

The first day focused on the topic of Commercial pressures on West African land". Bringing together some 200 stakeholders, the Bamako meeting highlighted a large diversity of viewpoints on opportunities and risks related to land transactions. Discussions paved the way for consensual solutions and proposals for co-ordinated actions in West Africa, calling for more synergy between regional institutions. The stakeholders agreed on the need to approach this issue from three angles: human rights, land tenure policies and investment frameworks. 

> summary record (English - forthcoming) | > agenda

 

      

The second day focused on the SWAC’s strategic orientations. SWAC members decided to launch a reflection process on the SWAC’s future  which will be supported by a Steering Group composed of six personalities. Building on a broad consultation process, this group will elaborate and submit a proposal for a revised SWAC mandate to the next SPG meeting on 15 June 2010 in Paris. The Interim Programme of Work  and Budget for 2010 was also approved.

> summary record | pdf-version of the agenda