In addition to its debates at global level, the FSN Forum facilitates networks and online platforms targeted at specific geographic areas that provide a channel for stakeholders to discuss regional priorities and take part in the drafting of regional food security policies.
The FSN Forum has a regional strategy which aims to develop networks and online platforms targeted at specific geographic areas in order to provide a space for engaging with regional priorities and policy processes, relevant to the region.
The FSN Forum in West Africa aims at addressing
topics that have a special interest for the region, supporting linkages between various initiatives taking place in West Africa related to food security, nutrition and agriculture and at raising awareness on most pressing issues through inclusive open online discussions and face to face events.
The FSN Forum in West Africa can also support policy formulation and processes by providing a channel for local, national and sub-regional West African stakeholders to actively contribute to existing initiatives, such as the new ECOWAS Hunger Free Initiative supported, among others, by FAO.
The FSN Forum in West Africa runs in French and English.
During the workshop “Towards a FSN Forum in West Africa” held in Accra, Ghana, on 20-21 November 2013, a selected number of FSN Forum members and representatives of regional institutions discussed the strategy and activities for the network. Outcomes are included in the strategy and work plan for the FSN Forum in West Africa.
See below views of participants on the role of the FSN Forum in West Africa.