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Director General meets CILSS Executive Secretary in Dakar, Senegal

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Director General meets Dr Djime Adoum, Executive Secretary of CILSS

31 Octobr 2013, Dakar, Senegal - The Director General met today with CILSS Executive Secretary while attending the Sahel World Bank Forum.

The two principals discussed Resilience issues in the Sahel as well as the new AGIR Initiative to which FAO is actively participating.

Adoum thanked FAO for it support and called for more in the areas of statistics,  capacity building, livestock census and water mapping.

The two discussed ways of supporting the four countries that joined CILSS Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo and Guinea and for which it is necessary to strengthen data collection and management. Adoum confirmed the possibility of those countries to fully play their role as food basket for the ECOWAS Region with Nigeria.

They also discussed the up-coming «Fair of Knowledge in the Sahel and West Africa» co-organised by FAO and CILSS in Ouagadougou next week where Sahel countries will share experience on tools and practices on resilience. The CILSS invited IGAD members to participate to the Share fair and bring the experience of the Horn of Africa.