We are the only international platform entirely dedicated to regional issues. Our mission is to enhance the effectiveness of regional policies and of partner support. We do this by: 1) Facilitating dialogue, information-sharing and consensus-building; 2) Providing independent, factual and forward-looking analysis; and 3) Devising policy tools and guidelines. > find out +
Members of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) are gathering from 2 to 6 March in Lomé. On the agenda: assessment of the food and nutrition situation & recommendations; impact of the Ebola epidemic; evaluation of the Charter, Regional Food Security Reserve and a new tool to analyse and measure resilience.
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):
This new strategic reflection cycle addresses the major challenges and opportunities of cross-border co-operation. Three key questions will be addressed: 1) What is the relevant scale of activity for cross-border co-operation?; 2) How do cross-border policy networks work?; and 3) How can a network approach applied to cross-border co-operation help decision-making? > find out +
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.
SWAC at Expo Milano 2015
The Sahel and West Africa Week will be held at Expo Milano 2015 from 26 to 30 October.
SWAC Newsletter, Feb 2015
2015 - a year full of dangers?, by SWAC Secretariat Director Laurent Bossard, 31 January 2015
Building peace in the Sahel, a regional perspective, par Laurent Bossard, ECDPM Great Insights, 4 December 2014
Africa No1 Podcast "Le Grand Débat" with Laurent Bossard, 1 December 2014
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