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36th RPCA annual meeting, videoconference

36th RPCA annual meeting, videoconference

RPCA annual meeting

On 03/12/20 - Virtual event

The 36th annual meeting will be held virtually in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will take stock of the 2020-21 agro-pastoral campaign, the food and nutrition outlook and the responses to the 2020 food crisis. It will also provide an opportunity to assess the implementation of the recommendations of the second PREGEC Charter evaluation and discuss next steps. Members of the Senior Experts Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (SEG-AGIR) will discuss Burkina Faso’s experience in building resilience. The SWAC/OECD Secretariat will present some governance and co-ordination tools. They aim to strengthen the coherence and effectiveness of interventions and the governance of food and nutrition security more broadly.

Schedule

The 36th annual meeting will be held virtually on 3 December 2020:

  • 13:00 – 17:00 (UTC), Accra, Dakar & Ouagadougou
  • 14:00 – 18:00 (UTC + 1), Abuja, Brussels, Niamey & Paris

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Key documents

Background

The region experienced a severe food and nutrition crisis in 2020, exacerbated by persistent security tensions and the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, heavy flooding during the rainy season led to the loss of human lives and enormous damage, particularly in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal, further weakening the livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

In response to this food crisis, the region’s stakeholders quickly reacted, notably through setting up a Regional Task Force, led by ECOWAS together with UEMOA and CILSS, in order to monitor and inform responses. In support of the Task Force, the RPCA set up a technical unit to facilitate information sharing among stakeholders and disseminate the work of the Cadre harmonisé Technical Committee. Furthermore, the SWAC/OECD Secretariat, in collaboration with CILSS, set up an information platform on the RPCA website. This helps stakeholders “work together in a co-ordinated manner” and contributes to improving the effectiveness of interventions.

The mobilisation of States and partners facilitated the implementation of different types of responses, including social protection programmes. Regional solidarity quickly came into play, bolstering countries’ efforts. For example, UEMOA supported its member states to the tune of CFA francs 3 billion (EUR 4.6 million) for the implementation of their national response plans. Similarly, the ECOWAS Regional Food Security Reserve was mobilised through the rapid release of 5 528 tonnes of cereal for the vulnerable populations in Burkina Faso (954 tonnes), Mali (793 tonnes), Niger (473 tonnes) and Nigeria (3 309 tonnes).

Senior Experts Group (SEG-AGIR)

Members of the Senior Experts Group of the Global Alliance for Resilience (SEG-AGIR) will discuss Burkina Faso’s experience in building resilience.

Application of the PREGEC Charter

RPCA members will assess the implementation of the recommendations of the second PREGEC Charter evaluation and discuss next steps.

 

FNS governance tools

The SWAC/OECD Secretariat will present some governance and co-ordination tools. They aim to strengthen the coherence and effectiveness of interventions and the governance of food and nutrition security more broadly.

Presentations