Building on the increasing participation of West African experts and practitioners in the FSN Forum online discussions, and on the various on-going initiatives in the region, the FSN Forum is facilitating this sub-regional subset dedicated to West Africa. Through online discussions dedicated to West Africa, linkages between various initiatives in the region are established and awareness is raised on most pressing FSN issues affecting the region.
The West Africa FSN Forum 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.
Furthermore, the FSN Forum in West Africa is a network that allows its members to contact and be contacted by other FSN Forum members and directly engage on a professional basis : once logged in, members can browse the members list by country, affiliation and common professional interests.
The FSN Forum in West Africa, a regional platform that help establish an effective dialogue between development stakeholders in the region, launches its first online discussion! The first discussion tackles opportunities and challenges of social protection for improved food security and nutrition in West Africa. We invite you to share experience, knowledge and way forward of social protection programmes in the region.
Toward a FSN Forum in West Africa – Workshop in Accra, Ghana
The FSN Forum Team is happy to inform you that the workshop “Toward a FSN Forum in West Africa” took place on 20-21 November 2013 in Accra, Ghana.
Sharing knowledge and expertise on food security and nutrition is a key factor in the fight against hunger and malnutrition and the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) contributes to this goal since 2007. Building on the increasing participation of West African experts and practitioners in the FSN Forum online discussions, and on the various on-going initiatives in the region, the FSN Forum is now facilitating a sub-regional subset dedicated to West Africa.
In order to support the further development of the West Africa FSN Forum and ensure its full ownership by regional actors from different backgrounds (including from civil society, academy and research and government), a 1.5 day workshop has taken place . The workshop brought together 20 participants from West Africa, most of them being active members on FSN Forum.
The workshop aimed to consolidate the FSN Forum in West Africa and to provide future guidance for the network and linkages with existing initiatives.
More information on the workshop is available on the workshop concept note. The workshop report will be posted here after the meeting.
Read the press release of the workshop.
Presentations delivered during the workshop
Ban Ki Moon at the Share Fair in Ouagadougou
The Share Fair took place from 5 to 7 November 2013 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Its objective was to reinforce the institutions’ knowledge on measures and practices improving resilience in the Sahel and West Africa.
More specifically, the Share Faire offered a space for mutually exchanging experiences, on reinforcing networks and partnerships and on how to best implement of good practices at the national and regional levels.
The main topics discussed during the 3-day event were on the sustainable management of natural resources and climate change, pastoralism, prevention and mitigation of food and nutritional insecurity, risks, threats and crises management, and social protection.