Welcome to Banjul!

Organised by the Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat (SWAC/OECD), the Sahel and West Africa Week is an annual meeting for dialogue and knowledge-sharing on food issues. It has become “the place to be” for the region’s development stakeholders for informal exchange, networking and building partnerships. Bringing together some 300 participants every year in a different West African country, it is the OECD’s largest event on the African continent. Hosted by the Government of The Gambia under the aegis of ECOWAS and UEMOA, the 2018 edition took place at the Labranda Coral Beach Hotel. Read the Welcome words by the SWAC president.

Draft programme of 2018


Media Workshop

Banjul, 1 December 2018, 08:30-18:00

The purpose of this workshop was to inform journalists and media professionals about the Week and to encourage their active participation. Beyond the event, the approach aimed to develop an increased interest in issues of food and nutrition security. It encouraged mutual learning and networking among journalists in a rapidly changing media landscape. Find out more | Agenda