Meeting of the Committee of CILSS Partners


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This statutory meeting gathers the Executive Secretariat of the CILSS (Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel – from the French Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel) and its key partners every year in the framework of the Sahel and West Africa Week to take stock of their collaboration. It brings together the Director Generals of the Agrhymet Centre and the Sahel Institute and their technical and financial partners.

The mission of the CILSS is to undertake research in the area of food security and the fight against the effects of drought and desertification, for a new ecological equilibrium of the Sahel. Main areas of work include:

  • The formulation, analysis, co-ordination and harmonisation of strategies and policies;
  • The strengthening of scientific and technical co-operation;
  • The collection and dissemination of information;
  • Capacity building of various actors, including the private sector;
  • Capitalisation and dissemination of experience and lessons learnt;
  • Support to the implementation of strategies, policies and programmes.

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