The Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC) is an international platform for policy dialogue and analysis devoted to regional issues in West Africa. Its mission is to enhance the effectiveness of regional policies and partner support. > find out +

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‌‌AGIR, Africapolis at EDD15

We are organising a report lab on Food security, resilience and structural change in West Africa at the European Development Days (EDD15) in Brussels on 4 June 2015. The session will engage the audience in an interactive presentation and give a voice to African institutions working on food security and resilience, in particular within the framework of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR). We will present the 2010 update of Africapolis, the only harmonised and most comprehensive dataset on urbanisation in West Africa.


Market, food security & structural changes

The West African food economy is changing: restructuring of agricultural markets; reconfiguration of cross-border trade; development of agro-food chains; changes in consumer behaviour. How to design policies that support agricultural production and encourage the emergence of new activities in the context of strong population growth & evolving markets? > find out +


Regional governance of food security

Food security has been at the core of the Club's founding mission. Current focus areas include facilitating work of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA):

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Cross-border co-operation

The SWAC Secretariat kicked off its 2015-16 strategic reflection cycle, together with a team of researchers who will analyse major challenges and opportunities of cross-border co-operation. Work will start with an inventory of existing cross-border co-operation structures in the region. In parallel, three cases studies will be conducted at the local level. > find out +


The Sahara-Sahelian areas


‌The 2013-14 West African Futures (WAF) programme focused on the Sahara-Sahelian areas. The Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel addresses the security challenges through the mobility characteristic of its territories, populations and the socio-economic networks that connect them. Its analysis contributes to policy dialogue on the strategies for the Sahel.

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SWAC at Expo Milano 2015

 

SWAC team meets with Burkina Faso PM Zida

SWAC President de Donnea at the 17th CILSS summit


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Togo, an unchanging electora geography, Le Monde Afrique, 11 mai 2015

Nigeria's presidential elections: Nigeria is the winner, West Africa too!, OECD Insights Blog, 10 April 2015

Building peace in the Sahel, a regional perspective, ECDPM Great Insights, 4 December 2014

Africa No1 Podcast "Le Grand Débat"1 December 2014

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