26-30 October 2015, Expo Milano 2015. The 2015 edition of the Sahel and West Africa Week.
26-27 October: The Sahel and West Africa Club Forum
The Forum brought together representatives of regional organisations, West African governments and OECD countries to discuss the complex challenges of building resilience and improving food and nutrition security in a region that is experiencing profound social and demographic change.
The Week brought together regional organisations, representatives from West African governments and OECD countries, and experts in several events, including a two-day Forum to discuss the impact of on-going transformations on food security and resilience; a special session of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA) and a meeting of the Senior Experts Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) – Sahel and West Africa.The Week was organised by the Sahel and West Africa Club and its Members and partners, by invitation of the European Union.
- Sahel and West Africa Week Brochure
- Presentations and documents
- Photos and videos
- Stats of the Week: Food Security in West Africa (oecd.org)
- L’Africa occidentale è sempre più urbanizzata (article in expo.rai.it – italian)
- Interview with SWAC President, Mr. François-Xavier de Donnea (magazine.expo2015.org – italian)
29 October: Special session of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA)
30 October: Meeting of the Senior Experts Group (SEG) of the Global Alliance for Resilience (AGIR) – Sahel and West Africa
The Global Alliance for Resilience stands out as a framework which provides a common and inclusive approach to managing and preventing crises not only in the short-term but over many generations. Already 17 countries have adopted the AGIR Regional Roadmap and are committed to developing their own National Resilience Priorities (NRP-AGIR). Stakeholders will be asked to reaffirm their commitment to AGIR through the Milan Declaration which aims to strengthen the co-ordination, coherence and support of the framework.