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June 2021

Precarious situation in the Sahel, urgent action needed to face the lean season

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May 2021

3e session ordinaire du Comité d'orientation du RPCA, conclusions et décisions

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August 2019

Professionalisation of micro, small and medium-sized agri-food companies

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April 2021

Food and nutrition trends in the Sahel and West Africa, 2017-21

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April 2021

Sahel and West Africa: 19.6 million people in a "Crisis" situation or worse, March-May 2021

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April 2021

Sahel and West Africa: 27.1 million people in a "Crisis" situation or worse in June-August 2021

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A major threat to food security in West and Central Africa

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Did you know? Civil society’s commitment to the PREGEC Charter

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RPCA

The Sahel and West Africa Club is a group of West African regional organisations, countries and inter-national organisations that work together towards the development and integration of the West African region. Created in 1976, the Club’s mission is to pool together Members’ experiences, ideas and perspectives to help build more effective regional policies. Drawing on factual studies and independent analyses, the Club devises strategic guidelines and policy tools for Members and other stakeholders. The SWAC Secretariat is hosted at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It is the oldest initiative of solidarity and partnership between the OECD and Africa.

Improving the governance of regional food and nutrition security has been at the core of SWAC’s funding mission. Co-facilitating with CILSS, the SWAC Secretariat ensures the smooth running of the Food Crisis Prevention Network (RPCA). It facilitates informal dialogue and consensus building among Network members. The SWAC Secretariat organises with CILSS the two RPCA statutory meetings, co-ordinates regional analysis and ensures the RPCA’s animation throughout the year. Over time, the SWAC Secretariat was able to win the buy-in of West Africa’s regional organisations which are now formally assuming the political leadership of the Network. The SWAC Secretariat also plays a bridging role between Sahelian and West African leaders and technical and financial partners.