RPCA SESSION 3
National analyses often mask pockets of poverty, hunger and malnutrition concentrated in specific geographic areas. Disparities across and within countries underline the need to develop innovative approaches that promote bottom-up and place-based interventions while empowering local actors. Similarly, local and spatial dynamics, specific to the region, call for a fresh perspective on the West African food system and opportunities for its development. Major transformations in the food economy must be harnessed to ensure job prospects for millions of young people.
Two panel discussions:
- From theory to action - implementing a territorial approach: the debate will focus, in particular, on issues around capacity-building and empowering local actors in decision-making, notably, women and young people. The session aims to capitalise on the many on-going initiatives in the region.
- Employment potential in the food economy: this panel will examine the profound changes in the domestic market and their impact on job creation in food value chains for millions of young people.