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 +
The International Conference on the ECOWAP+10 process is currently being held from 17-19 November in Dakar. Ten years after the official launch of the regional agricultural policy, the ECOWAS Commission and its partners are taking stock of its achievements and its prospects. At the request of the ECOWAS Commission, the SWAC/OECD Secretariat provided a contribution on the impacts of changes in the agro-food economy. > find out +
The Sahel and West Africa Week took place from 26 to 30 October as part of the Universal Exposition in Milan. The Week started with two days of exchanges and debates. The SWAC Forum highlighted the increasing complexity of resilience challenges. A special session focused on women's empowerment. The Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) took stock of 30 years of action in the fight against food and nutrition insecurity.> find out more
The SWAC Secretariat, in collaboration with ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS and with the financial support of the European Commission, produced a film dedicated to the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA). The objective is to raise awareness about the success of the Network, which for 30 years has been engaged in the fight against food and nutrition insecurity in the Sahel and West Africa. > blog
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 +
The SWAC Secretariat's 2015-16 programme analyses major challenges and opportunities of cross-border co-operation. A mapping study is being conducted to analyse the potential of West African cross-border areas. In parallel, three field studies focus on the areas of the Liptako-Gourma Authority, the Senegal River Basin Development Authority (OMVS) and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).find out + | blog on social network analysis
The 2013-14 West African Perspectives (WAP) 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.