The Future of Sahara-Sahelian Areas

The 2013-2014 West African Futures (WAF) programme focuses on the Sahara-Sahelian areas. The reflection argues that stronger co-operation between North, West and Central Africa is a key factor to short- and long-term security and development of these areas. Three activites are part of the reflection process:

Settlement, Market and Food Security

The 2011-2012 West African Futures (WAF) programme focuses on the spatial, economic and social consequences of settlement and market dynamics on food security. It provides policy makers and key stakeholders with a description of food security challenges that need to be addressed in regional policy and strategy design.


RPCA Restricted Meeting, 14-16 April 2014

Stakeholders of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) will discuss the 2013-2014 agro-pastoral campaign, the food and nutritional status and propose measures to address localised crises. The RPCA also hosts the Senior Experts' Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) which will take stock of progress made in identifying national resilience priorities of Sahelian and West African countries.   

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):


The SWAC Secretariat joins Burkina Faso and West Africa in remembering Professor Dieudonné Weinkouni Ouédraogo, who passed away on 9 March 2014 in Ouagadougou. > find out more

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2013 Sahel and West Africa Week, Abidjan, 25-29 November 2013 

You made the Week - thank you all! 

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