Technical workshop on security implications of climate change in the Sahel


Dakar (Senegal), 17 November 2009



This workshop presented a detailed spatial description of the region, localising current features and stakes. A group of 25 experts and partners from various institutions and agencies provided feedback on the outputs, interpreted results and identified missing elements. Participants’ expertise in different domains helped underscore some of the implied links between climate and non-climate variables. Discussions led to the identification of variables which seem to be particular relevant for the Sahel and thematic entries for more detailed case studies (agro-pastoral issues, access to water, climate exposure, food security and livelihoods). > Summary Record   



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  • Discuss, adjust if necessary and approve methodology
  • Discuss, complete and supplement vulnerability maps
  • Define policy messages and activities to be put forward


  • Session 1: Presentation of thematic analyses: methodology, data, results
  • Session 2: Vulnerability maps
  • Session 3: Feedback: definitions, outputs, interpretation
  • Session 4: Next steps: collaboration and policy actions

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