Below you can find information on the activities carried out by the FSN Forum in West Africa until now. For more information, such as summaries, proceedings and resources, please click on the title.
This year’s World Radio Day (13 February) celebrates “Radio and Youth” and we are happy to invite you to explore the role radio and community media have in the lives of rural people in West Africa. How is rural radio contributing to empower youth and to improve resilience and food security and nutrition of rural communities in West Africa? Join our new online discussion from 2 February!
This online consultation is promoted by the Platform of Alliances against Hunger and Malnutrition in West Africa in collaboration with the FSN Forum in West Africa.
The online discussion aims to start the debate on Ebola and food security and nutrition in West Africa in order to gather strategy proposals with the purpose of anticipating a generalized food and nutrition crisis in the next few months in West Africa.
It is clear that the development of irrigated agriculture is a key factor for food security and nutrtion in West Africa and in the Sahel. In this context, mobilisation of groundwater offers great opportunities. But how can we better understand, exploit and manage water resources in the region? And how can we coordinate and unify different approaches to development of irrigation?
Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s fastest growing population and also the youngest. Young people bring energy, vivacity, and innovation into the work force and are major actors for the development of West Africa. The dynamism of the agricultural sector plays a key role in ensuring food security in the region and the FSN Forum in West Africa and Ypard, the Young Professionals in Agricultural Research for Development would like to explore further the possible options to make jobs in agriculture more appealing for the new generations. We invite you to register to take part in the online survey in English or French. You can also answer the question "How could agriculture become more attractive for young people?" by SMS to 00 233 26 81 81 81 2.
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.
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.